My first attempt to write a complete book has come to fruition. It is a children's book, barely a thousand words, but the setting of the story is so near and dear to me that it seemed to flow. After writing the wee manuscript, I passed it along to a trusted colleague who, as a primary teacher for a number of years, would have the range of experience needed to judge whether there's any hope. She was most encouraging. Red pen in hand, she gave great advice, and after many rewrites, (with more to come, I'm sure), it's as good as it's going to get for today. I then proceeded to dig out the watercolours and paint thirteen paged-sized works and six page enhancers. A good bit of work for me. So there it is.
Now....what do I do with it? Anyone know how to get it into a publisher's hands? I guess I'm off to the internet to figure some things out!