Tuesday, September 22, 2015

When Editors Say They Need To LOVE A Manuscript to Acquire It...

Would YOUR manuscript inspire an editor to shave the title into their head? How about get a tattoo of your character?

Wait a minute, I can hear you saying. That's not reasonable.

You're right. It's not reasonable. It's passion.

But check out the editor love that inspired Andrea Davis Pinkney to shave the title of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld’s Friendshape into her hair:

From Facebook

and the editor love (and maybe a lost/won bet?) that inspired Connie Hsu to get a tattoo of Dan Santat's character Beekle, from his Caldecott-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend:

From Facebook

Is what you're writing/illustrating going to inspire THAT kind of passion? THAT kind of love?

Wouldn't it be amazing to say YES?

Illustrate and Write On,

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