This is my lickity split version of Crayon Canyon, unfinished and made possible by a coloring session with 7 year old Mr. Ryan. Everyone knows that even in a desert canyon crayons don't grow in one straight row like this, but then again, at least they're standing tall and proud and colorful.. :^)
Which brings me to the point of this post: I am writing and I am querying. This means I am sending out inquiries to book agents and publishers for several of my present and past manuscripts. Crayon Canyon is part of my silly Dr. Seuss-like children's book--a rhyming story written by me-who-does-not-write-children's-books.
One of the submission guidelines gave me the idea and the literary permission to goof up my query letter if i wanted to. So I did. This is the part where my resume was requested:
I’m a writer who knows how to giggle and rhyme
Dr Seuss is my hero much of the time.
I’ve written a story of 800 words
That grown ups might think is a little absurd
It’s about boredom and the way children can feel
When it’s rainy and dreary and nothing feels real.
Then magic takes over and a new world appears
filled with colors and canyons and a forest of cheers.
My background is counseling, helping people too blue.
I’ve published one book, not three and not two.
My story’s in stanzas, lines bundled in fours
Most words are one syllable; here and there maybe more.
I know how to market and have fun with young minds.
I'm steady and ready for promotional grinds.
Thank you for weighing if my story's worthwhile:
Please spare it, if worthy, from your very round file.
So the query's been sent and to be honest, it's fun just waiting to see what happens next.