Last Friday I got some good and bad news. All my patience had finally paid off, and I received an answer about my picture book.
It was dark when I picked up my mail that night, but when I saw the manila envelope, I knew it wasn't going to be good news. Little did I know I would be half-right.
What I found was a very sweet and appreciative rejection letter. That I expected. What I didn't expect was the hand written note on the bottom of the letter telling me that even though my picture book wasn't right for her, she noted that I was a talented writer and asked that I send her another manuscript, if I had one.
After I came down that little high, reality hit me . . . what am I going to send?
I have two YA novels completed, one is with another editor, and the other is sitting on my hard drive waiting for the finishing touches. Unfortunately I had planned to send the one on the hard drive to LA for the SCBWI conference.
So as you see, my title applies . . .
What to do, what to do??
Between my two finished novels, my picture book, and the other YA novel that I'm in the throws of working on right now, I have a lot of irons and just as many fires to put them in!
A happy but perplexing situation indeed.
So I'll be spending my next few days trying to figure this one out. I have until the beginning of June to have my manuscript in for the conference.
Let's hope I make the right choices . . .