As of today! My agent just sent out the first email, and I am officially on submission. I really never expected to get this far, after so many rejections. Seriously, so many. But she is great and enthusiastic and I have hope once more.

I know I'm supposed to forget about it and move on to something new, but I feel like I should mark this occasion somehow. I took lots of pictures of my kids when they went off to Kindergarten, but I can't take a picture of my book, as it makes its way out into the world. I want to do something special besides eat a choco-taco (which I just did, and it wasn't that great). Any ideas?