In search of clever book ideas
(Kansas City, MO)
Light bulb moment!
How can I take my children's book ideas to the next level?
I'm the star of all my writer friends because I'm the one who sometimes gets back handwritten rejections. You know, "Nicely done, but it didn't excite me ENOUGH," and "Great execution but not an idea we love."
Of course, a personal rejection is relatively
nice, but it doesn't quite do it for me!
I think I'm starting to notice a common theme in my rejections (if I'm interpreting correctly; rejections seem always to be so terse), and that's this:You write well, but your subject matter leaves us cold.
I'm trying to figure out where this leaves me.
Apparently I need to get better ideas, but aren't ideas just something that happens? I'm not sure I can come up with different ideas without being a different person! I'm definitely in need of some encouragement here.