Today seems like a good day to tell you my big news.
I’m signed with a book agent!!
It’s so big that I’m unable to do a Snoopy dance because I’m still trying to pick my jaw up from my knees.
I didn’t submit a proposal, I got “discovered” by Jeff Kleinman at Folio Literary Management’s intern, Cicily Janus. She called me on a Monday to tell me Jeff was interested. I dropped everything to come up with a bazillion book ideas within a few days . . . . a whirlwind of phone calls and emails later and . . . a contract arrived on Thursday.
Holy dream-come-true, Batman! Pretty amazing, huh?
What happens now? Well, Jeff tries to sell my best ideas to a publisher. They buy the idea(s), and then I write the book(s). Fiction writers have to write the whole darn book before it’s bought by a publisher but us non-fiction writers don’t. Which rocks.
Now we wait.
I’ll keep you posted of course. Maybe I’ll even videotape my Snoopy dance when I sell a book!
Now, you’ll want to know what’s coming up this summer on Imagination Soup . . .
I’ll give you more ways to keep learning and playing.
You’ll tell all your friends to join our party here at Imagination Soup.
We’ll explode Facebook with more conversations, connections, and inspiration than ever before.
I’ll end with an activity idea you can do today . . . Boredom Busters . . .
The Internet is full of darling, cute, and crafty “boredom busters” ideas for kids like these jars with sticks or these jars with slips of paper. I had every intention of making something like that but got too busy.
And then I realized . . .
The kids should make up the ideas anyway — it’s their boredom.
So, I gave the girls a few activity books and random Pinterest suggestions and let them write their own Boredom Buster lists. AJ had a goal of 50 ideas; JJ’s was 10. Both surpased their goals.
The best part? The list making got the kids excited about doing everything they wrote down. (And, I didn’t have to do the fancy jar or anything.) Not that I don’t think they’re super cute.
Boredom List Favorites (added on from Michelle Anthony’s comment!)
toys inside ice
good vs. evil
hide and seek
make treasure boxes from around the world
Did you do a boredom jar?
What do you do when your kids are bored?
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