Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I know I've written about this before, but it's something that is part of the life of a writer. I told you about my dream with the publisher's name. Well, after tons of extensive research, I discovered they probably would not publish my giraffe story. They seem to be more of a school company. They have a lot of non-fiction works. 

I'm not giving up. I'm wondering if one of their other imprints is where I should go. Probably. 

I will not whine. BUT - giggle - it really takes an extraordinary amount of research finding an editor's name at a specific publishing house. I have told you I'll always share what I've learned.  Here it is: LinkedIn is a pretty good source for finding editors. I type in the publishing house's name in the search area and up pop a lot of folk. Most are not even affiliated with what I'm looking for, but there are the few... The nice thing is, some of the names, if you search further on the net, show you exactly what they do at the publishing house. For instance, I found a woman that looked like a possibility. After some research, I discovered she prefers tales that are not at all like 'Sorrysorrysorry.' I found other editors who only did trade tales and others who really concentrated on communication. 

Needless to say, I'm still researching. But I'll get it out there again. God willing and the creek don't rise.

Found some 'perseverance' quotes to help me. Hope they are of some value to you.

I really like this one, but I really admire Madame Curie. "Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."

Permanence, perseverance, and persistence, in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle.  All right, I'll believe that my soul is getting stronger through this publishing process!  

Men fail much oftener from want of perseeverance than from want of talent. William Cobbett

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.  Julie Andrews

You know - the neat thing about finding these quotes is finding the people who say them. Everyone of them 'earned' the right to say what they did.

Life is dumb-founding.


  1. Those are some great quotes! Best wishes to you!

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