Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rutgers Bound

Good news in the children's writing biz can be tough to come by. Getting published is tough, and rejections can bring down even the most determined among us once in a while.

So though this bit of happy news may not mean much to most folks, I'm going to celebrate it here. I always say: Savor even the smallest victories.

I found out today I've been accepted to the Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature "One-on-One Plus Conference," being held in October. The conference organizers admit about 75 or so writers each year, based on their applications and writing samples. I am so pleased to be selected!

I'll be paired up with an author, editor or agent for one-on-one mentoring as part of the day-long program. A terrific chance to meet some talented folks who are dedicated to the craft and business of children's writing!

Counting the days ....

14 comments:

Clubbs said...

Linda, that's great. You are right to celebrate. I'm going to feature your victory in a "Good News" post over at my blog.

Way to go!

Bob

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Rilla said...

Wow! That's awesome...not exactly a 'small' victory...I'm sure you'll get a lot out of it. Congratulations.

LindaBudz said...

Thanks, Bob and Rilla!

:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a fantastic opportunity. :D

--violet_prose--

DMH said...

Linda,

How exciting! And it's definitely news to celebrate, being part of a select group like that. Congratulations!

LindaBudz said...

Thanks, Violet and DMH! I'm looking forward to blogging about it when the time comes!!

elysabeth said...

Yeah - definitely not a small victory - if only 75 get accepted and they probably have thousands of applications - hum I'd say a huge victory - good luck, have fun and remember they are people too and try not to be too nervous - just be yourself - and enjoy yourself. E :)

LindaBudz said...

Thanks, Elysabeth! I'm not sure how many apps they get, it would be interesting to know.

And thanks for the advice ... it's funny, I recently gave someone else that advice in a similar situation, but thinking of it now, it will be easier said than done!!!

SamRiddleburger said...

Yahoo!
That's awesome!
I'm excited for you! I'd like to go to it myself...

You are really going to enjoy having actual conversations with folks, as opposed to trying to decipher query letter responses!

My editor, Nancy, was one of the editors there last year. I'll try to find out if she's going back. Having her thoughts on your book would be great.

Andie K. said...

That's awesome -- congratulations!

LindaBudz said...

Thanks, Sam, Nancy IS on the list of scheduled mentors ... looking forward to seeing her there!

And thank you, Andie, I'm psyched for it!

Katia said...

Linda, hi, catching up on your blog. Congratulations ! This is no small victory. I really would love to go to Rutgers one on one, some day. One of my critique partners went last year and had a great time. Can't wait to hear your report.

Colorado Writer said...

I'm late to this party! Congrats on the Rutgers thingy! Nice job!!!

LindaBudz said...

Ah, Stephanie, you're always so fashionable!

:)

Thank you!