So, in my last entry I expounded on learning patience while slogging toward publication in the world of children's books. Something I'd really like to add while the fiction writing muse is on vacation is that all of the slogging isn't bad.
I've met some fantastic people who write excellent prose and who deserve recognition by agents and publishers. Their stories are engaging, their characters so real you relish the time you are able to share their joys, frustrations, defeats, and triumphs.
I'm privileged to be a member of two very fine critique groups. Each one is quite different in how it manages the critiques, but each offers the support and criticism vital for success in this very competitive field.
I love being able to link to one of my co-writer's excellent online journals. The interviews she's doing are so fun. Here's one with D.L. Garfinkle. Read it and enjoy.