Do you ever get ideas but have no idea how to make them a reality?
I am full of ideas… but when it comes to execution I lack many skills 🙂 Drawing, for example. Doing anything at all with photoshop, for another. Also, there are those who would say that dancing is not my forte (although I do it with a great deal of enthusiasm :))
So imagine my delight at having children who are just SO much more competent than I am!
As a result, I am finally going to have something I’ve been desperate for for about 7 years.
My own beautiful bookplates! (They are so pretty! Wait until you see!)
They are designed, and I ordered one sheet so I can see how they look. (Just in case there are any problems with the printing, I don’t want ten million not-quite-right ones :))
Due to the fact that the one sheet cost $3.99 and the cheapest possible shipping I could get was $5.04, I chose the cheapest possible shipping and now have to wait 14 days.
But what’s 14 days after the approximately 7 years I’ve already waited?
As soon as I have them, I’ll show you!
And then the really fun thing is that if you want a signed copy of one of my books but you live in Kamchatka or somewhere that is not right around the corner from me, you can simply purchase the book from your favorite bookseller, email me with who/how you want the book signed, and I can mail you a book plate just how you want it and you can stick it right in!
Voila! An idea has become reality!
That is just so exciting that I think we need a snack! I have a total craving for apple cider donuts, so
… help yourselves! (I realize these are not technically Something Chocolate, but it’s only cider donut time for a short portion of each year and they really are best fresh :))
Now then. Are you ready for today’s pitch?
It comes to us from Julie who has visited us twice before (WYRI #68 Eddie Brick Visits The Aunts and WYRI #75 Just Call Me The Kid.) A scribbler of children’s stories in between chores, Julie Rowan-Zoch has visited three continents, attempted to learn 4 languages, and has a 2-3-3-3-3 phalangeal formula in both of her hands and feet. (Though not yet able to get a good grip with her toes, she has been drawing with her hands since she exchanged a banana for a crayon.) Please come visit her on her blog and view her beautiful artwork! (Really, it’s amazing! You’re in for a treat so go see it!)
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Broccolilocks
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 3-6)
The Pitch: CRUNCH! Broccolilocks has a GIANT appetite for her prized vegetable. MUNCH! But a mysterious stink leads her nose down the garden rows to find that something has been munching on her broccoli!
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Julie is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to when my bookplates arrive! Did I mention that I have 5 different ones? So awesome! 🙂 I can’t wait to show them to you!
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!