It took a little while for these rejection letters to sink in and then I realized that I really need to respond to the editor at Viking since we did have a rapport going via e-mail and I needed to keep the line of communication open. So here is my response to her.
From: Cindy Ann Ganaden CiNdY MeDiA .com
Sent: 3/30/2005 12:08:30 PM
Subject: Re: Re: RE: Book Proposal: Franklin Meriwether Knox
I wanted to send you a little note to say thank you for reviewing Franklin
Meriwether Knox. Though I was initially disappointed that Franklin was not
the right fit for Viking, I do understand your points and I really appreciate
you taking the time out to review my book proposal.
Currently I have a couple of other stories percolating and perhaps one of
these may be a better match. The first is about a little girl named Perdy
who set out to have a “Fabulously Perfect Perdy Day” that winds up to be
anything but perfect. The second idea is a concept book that revolves
around the question: Whose shoes are these shoes? Which explores the
use of shoes for specific functions (ex. flippers are for swimming, ice
skates are for skating). I would love to have the opportunity to send you a
copy of either or both these dummies for you to review when I have fully
developed them in a more finalized state.
I also wanted to mention that besides both writing and illustrating
picturebooks I am also interested in projects that are on a strictly
illustration basis as well (but I’m sure you probably guessed that). I would
love to have the opportunity to work with you in the future weather it be both
writing and illustrating or just illustrating.
Once again thank you for taking the time out to review my dummy book.