Childhood memory

My Mom bought me this book when I was 3 or 4 and home in bed with chicken pox. I loved this book! I actually found it today on amazon and ordered it and I cant wait to read it again. Books and book illustrations have always been an important part of my life and has led me to where I am today. Some of my happiest memories are the childrens books I was lucky to read and coloring in my coloring books or drawing pictures from clouds.

Learning to count with 12 elves

5 Ways to Ease the Sting of Rejections by Emma Walton Hamilton

So many wonderful authors that got so many rejections before being published. Don’t give up!

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

Oh, rejection!

We all face it. Even published authors. Even Jane Yolen!

This is how I consider rejections now, after seven years in the business:

rejectedBut when you’re still unpublished, rejections somehow hurt more.

Besides applying a baking-powder-and-vinegar salve three times daily, how do you ease the sting?

Welcome author Emma Walton Hamilton. She will teach you what those rejections really mean and how you can use them to your advantage.

EmmaHAMILTONby Emma Walton Hamilton

Manuscripts are like children–we birth them, nurture them, pour our heart and soul into helping them be the best they can be. Then we send them into the world, praying they have what it takes to succeed. If we’re lucky, and we’ve done our job right (we hope), they’ll fly. But inevitably, we–and they–must muddle through setbacks and tests of resolve before they can claim their place in the world.

One of those setbacks is rejection. Manuscript rejections are…

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