I received what they called a diploma, but I say looks more like a certificate, from the Institute of Children’s Literature for completing their Writing Books for Children course. It felt good to have completed that, finally. I had stopped working on it for about a year. I don’t usually give up on something like that, but I had an idea for a third Smidgen Pigeon book that I just could not get to work. I ended up sending in a piece of non-fiction instead.
Today, I took my laptop to the library and finished listening to the Real Fast Book free course. I now have set up most of what I need to put my book Unclutter Your Brain out on Create Space. I just have to get it written, download it and choose a distribution plan and price.
I also submitted a Smidgen Pigeon story to Kane Miller, (one of the few, if not only, children’s book publishers who takes material from unagented authors and online) There are other publishers who accept unsolicited material but they want it sent in by mail and I am impatient and spoiled by the ease of using the Internet. I will still submit to a publisher the old fashioned way if they reject my work.