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Title: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Tori on December 04, 2018, 10:54 AM
Aloha, All!

We all work, worry, and wonder about our manuscripts, but, sometimes, if we keep at it and think outside the box, a contract may be in our futures. I'm thrilled to announce that I signed a contract this morning with a traditional publisher based in Hawaii for a picture book, LITTLE CALABASH.  We all love our book babies, and this story has always been near and dear to my heart.  Trying to think outside the box, I finally re-imagined it as set in Hawaii, where we lived for ten years, and submitted it. So---contract signed and delivered this morning!

Take a look at your manuscripts and see if a re-imagination or re-invention might work for  you, as well!

Aloha,
Tori :pizza :palmtree
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Michael Sussman on December 04, 2018, 10:59 AM
Congratulations, Tori! Great advice!   :wow
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Jayca on December 04, 2018, 11:13 AM
Congratulations, Tory! And mahalo--that's a great tip!
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Vijaya on December 04, 2018, 02:41 PM
:congratulations  It's always soooo wonderful to find a home for our heart books!!!
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: RebeccaL-G on December 04, 2018, 03:04 PM
Woo-hoo! Congatulations.
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: 217mom on December 04, 2018, 03:09 PM
 :yourock :yourock :yourock

Yay, Tori!
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Ev on December 04, 2018, 03:38 PM
 :yay Tori!! Congratulations on your creative thinking outside the box, which had such good results! Thanks for sharing with us, so we can join in your celebration.
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: dkshumaker on December 04, 2018, 06:20 PM
Congrats!!!!!!  :stars3 :stars3 :stars3
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on December 04, 2018, 06:37 PM
Love this! And happy sales to you.
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: thunderingelephants on December 05, 2018, 02:59 AM
Congratulations, Tori :wow
Love the way you phrase our beloved manuscripts as "book babies". Best of luck with its future endeavours.
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on December 06, 2018, 06:01 AM
Congratulations, Tori! :yay
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: JFriday on December 06, 2018, 06:40 AM
Yay, Tori! And thanks for the advice - it's good.
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Cathie on December 06, 2018, 01:28 PM
 :congratulations  Thanks for sharing some really great advice!
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: JulieM on December 06, 2018, 02:06 PM
Congratulations, and thanks for the encouraging story and advice.
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: BonnieJoy on December 07, 2018, 08:31 AM
CONGRATS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: DellaRF on December 07, 2018, 05:46 PM
This is wonderful, Tori! Never give up on a story you believe in!
Congratulations!
Della
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Post by: Dianna Winget on December 08, 2018, 02:45 PM
Congratulations, Tori! VERY exciting!  :flowers2
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: dewsanddamps on December 08, 2018, 03:28 PM
 :flowers2 Congratulations!  :goldstar
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Venessa Ann Schwarz on December 10, 2018, 05:22 PM
Yay Tori! :goldstar Thank you for sharing your inspiring story! Congratulations!!  :truck
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Sully on December 16, 2018, 08:05 AM
Congratulations! :flowers2
Great advice.  :thankyou
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Marcia on December 17, 2018, 04:13 PM
 :congratulations   Wonderful news!!
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: olmue on December 17, 2018, 06:43 PM
That's wonderful, Tori! Congratulations!
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: Melody on December 18, 2018, 06:59 AM
Congrats and thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Take Heart, Fellow Writers! Thinking Outside the Box Can Earn You a Sale!
Post by: carrots on December 27, 2018, 03:09 PM
Congratulations, Tori!!!

 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3