Since the publication of When You're Not Looking!, I have submitted several more stories, but not had any others taken up. I have around 30 published books now as an illustrator, but only that one as an author too.
Author/Illustrator friends have said it might be because I submit them as texts only, without visualising them. But the illustration bit takes a long time, particularly as I don't like to work on thumbnail sketches, much preferring big drawings. I've never been able to dedicate sufficient time to it until now.
It would really help my status in the market too, as author/illustrators definitely have a higher profile, and no amount of shameless self-publicity is going to change that!
It seemed an ok system, so I might try it again. Not tomorrow though: we've got a man coming to oil the new wooden floor in the hall. So lots of furniture moving to do tonight. Oh joy...