Getting back to work.

Well, it has been a while since I’ve posted anything and I’m feeling guilty about that.  I’ve been keeping busy reading and writing.  I received the first round of edits for my upcoming picture book a couple weeks ago.  I was excited to receive them but a bit worried at some of the suggestions (revisions).  There was one that I felt I could not change and I sent a quick email to my publisher to weigh in on that change.  Luckily, she was ok with me not using that suggestion.  What a load off of my mind that was.  Instead of going to work on the rest of the revisions, I decided to let them simmer in my head a bit. I finally got the revised manuscript out and now I’m waiting to hear if there are additional revisions.

Next came Christmas and I was not prepared.  I generally bake a lot for Christmas and I had let everything go until practically the last minute.  I even ran out of sugar – what kind of a baker runs out of sugar?  A disorganized one for sure.

My brother’s family made it easier for me, gathering in one location this year, so I only needed to ship one box!  Very considerate, but still I was behind.

 

scones 2017
Cranberry Scones and Green Mountain Coffee – Christmas 2017

Now that I’m catching up I’ll be posting some book reviews for the Multicultural Children’s Book project. #ReadYourWorld

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018 (1/27/18) is its fifth year and was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from PragmaticMom. Our mission is to raise awareness on the ongoing need to include kid’s books that celebrate diversity in homes and school bookshelves while also working diligently to get more of these types of books into the hands of young readers, parents, and educators.

I’m thrilled to be a participant this year.

Keeping myself on track should be my resolution for 2018 but since we’re still a week away, I’m not going to commit to anything just yet.