Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!


This weekend I worked with TheraPet at the soldiers’ home.  Boy, was I worn out after we were finished!  So many people petted me and talked to me and held me and gave me treats.  It’s hard work making people smile, but a whole lot of fun, too.

Mom says her job is a lot like mine.  She works hard trying to write stories to make kids smile and she has a lot of fun doing it.  She says the pressure is in submitting.  “Submitting” is taking a ride to the mailbox.  I’m not sure what she means.  I don’t feel any pressure when we submit.  For me submitting is simple.  Hop into the car, try not to get carsick, wait like a good girl while Mom throws papers into the mailbox, and then we go to Petco.  Submitting is a blast! 

Comments on: "Submitting" (7)

  1. Genevieve & Cupcake,
    You are a great team. I discovered your web site through Sarah and the Starving Artists. This “Hi! coming to you from Pittsburgh!
    Sadie. a rescued Bouvier des Flandres, and I and my daughter visit an living home and read children’s books to residents who assisted share the books and their stories with young visitors. We’re working on a book project, too ( We’ll look for your books and tell them your story! Thanks for sharing it.

    • Hi Jane & Sadie,
      You sounded like a team similar to Mom and me, so we looked at your site. WOW! I mean WOW!! Mom says we could read stuff on there all day and there’d still be more cool stuff to see. We’ll be back. We LOVE Ruff Writers. You do incredibly wonderful things for people. Thanks for the shout-out.
      Love and licks,

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  3. […] List – Mom is making a list of the things she will submit this month. She is determined to get 10 stories on the list, and then she will decide where to send […]

  4. […] 2 and/or e-Book 2 will happen eventually. Learning her craft, writing a lot, reading a lot, and submitting sometimes is what writers do. Getting rejected a lot is also what writers do. So, Mom is doing what […]

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