Man oh man, it was tough deciding. I mean, I knew it was going to be hard, because teachers are some of the best people I know in the whole world. How to choose....how to choose?
(And it didn't help that I got teary reading about some of these amazing people...I think Wendy said it best: Teachers really do change lives.)
But, as I was sitting at my computer late last night reading over the entries, there was one that stood out from the rest. I mean, every teacher is amazing in his/her own way, but how many would go to the house of each student (sneakily, of course) and leave green foot prints??? (as well shamrocks and candies for her students to find?)
Not many. That's dedication (or perhaps the woman is part leprechaun herself....in which case, it would not bode well to offend her.)
The teacher in question is Mrs. Carlson, and her champion is SolvangSherrie!
Congratulations!! Sherrie, email me your address and I'll send you the basket o'luck. May it bring much luck to you and yours.
So, I'm working on some revisions right now for my middle grade. I am struck again how important it is to have some other eyes than just mine review the ms. I am so close to the story...I knew what I wanted it to be...but it helps to have another viewpoint, letting me know if I was able to stay true to that vision or not. (Usually, I need my Indiana Jones Potato Head and his whip for strength when revising, but right now I'm feeling like I can do it whip-free.)
P.S. (Han Solo is telling me not to get cocky...so I guess if my inner editor/Harrison Ford can't be Indiana Jones, he'll settle for one of his other roles...)