double crud, actually.
I'm stewing and steaming because I just read in Publishers Lunch Deluxe (see last post) about a "good deal" regarding a picture book wherein a bear takes a boy home and wants to keep him (the boy) as a pet.
Cute concept, no?
Well, I had the very same concept. It is one of those things that flitted through my brain from time to time but I always pushed it aside. I told myself I wanted to start with novels and then work into picture books a bit later in my career.
Why am I so upset? Well, if you remember my last post, you may recall that the deal board at Publishers Lunch gives a wide range of what the book sold for. When it says "sold in a good deal", the word "good" is code for
take a deep breath...
$100,000 to $150,000
And all I can think of is that should have been ME! My 100 grand! Mine! Mine! Mine!
Can you imagine me stomping my feet and flailing my fists? Well, do -- cuz I am.
Let it be a lesson to all of us. WRITE IT!!!