January 21, 2015

I am working on a CB WIP hoping to get an editor to¬† like it well enough to want to publish it. When submission guidelines confuse me, I wonder does this publisher really want to see unsolicited manuscripts. So I asked the ladies in my critique group to help me negotiate the guidelines. We’ve crafted a plan for me to send to my selected publisher. Hoping my little chapter book sees the light of day in an editor’s hands. My main character is a forgetful little boy, does that sound like someone in your house? I’ll keep you posted on my chapter book’s journey.

Lily’s Lagniappe: This time of year a pastry called a King Cake is available in every bakery, grocery store and kiosk in the mall in Louisiana. It a very symbolic pastry of the journey the wise men made to the Christ child. It is traditionally a cinnamon and sugar wrapped in a bread like batter formed into a circle and baked. Icing in the three Mardi Gras colors, purple, yellow and green, adorns the top of each pastry. There is one other thing every baker puts inside each king cake. It is a small doll that represents the baby Jesus. If you get the doll in your piece of king cake, you bring the next one to work, home or school. They are really good but I recommend only or two because they are addicting.

Lily

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