Columbia, MDUSA 21046
February 6, 2013
Hi, I'm Andy...I joined a few months months ago and look forward to getting more active again in 2013.
I have been working on several manuscripts ranging from pre-K picture book to early reader and young middle grade.
Mostly short stories ranging from about 250 word picture book to 2K early reader to 10K ymg.
Although my career as a NASA mission operations manager is enriching and challenging, particularly public outreach, my true ambition is to write children's stories. My goal is to have several polished manuscripts over the next 1-2 years. I would like to join a critique group that focuses on children's genres so I can further improve my skills, avoid common rookie mistakes, and one day see a real bound book of mine that I can pick up and hold, in a library or store.
First time working with a critique group.
I feel they are already written, and I just need to have the motivation and encouragement to bring the stories and characters to life despite life's obstacles, pressures, distractions, and busy, hectic schedules.