Today, I share harvesttime books for kids at Christian Children’s Authors. You can check out the post at https://christianchildrensauthors.com/2021/09/27/harvesttime-books-for-kids
Author Jenny Fulton interviewed me at her blog Heart Soul Mind. We talked about A Christmas Kindness. You can find our interview at https://heart-soul-mind.org/2021/09/22/welcome-wednesday-spreading-kindness-with-cheryl-c-malandrinos
Join members of the 4RV Publishing family as we talk about our Christmas books. Vivian Zabel (President), Stephanie Burkhart, Wayne Harris-Wyrick, Jeanne Conway, and myself will be part of this online discussion. Registration is free, but it is required. Visit https://4rvreading-writingnewsletter.blogspot.com/p/between-covers-of-4rv-christmas-books.html to register today!
As some of you may recall, I write fanfiction stories to unwind. I haven’t had time to indulge in this exercise in almost a year. Considering that the most recent series I’ve watched is Anne with an E, I decided to write my first fanfiction story based on that series. It is titled, “The Apology.” If you are interested in reading it, you can find it here.
I will let you in on a little secret… I never posted 2021 goals for the year. Not that I didn’t have any, but I mixed my reading, real estate, and writing goals all together in a post at The Book Connection and never looked back. Yikes! So unlike me.
Honestly, I was coming off an unusual year where I spent a lot of time reeling from my father-in-law’s death from COVID and a real estate year where my volume increased despite all the craziness of 2020.
Since I set aggressive real estate goals for 2021, I only set two writing related goals for this year:
Increase my editing volume
Choose one writing project to finish
I can’t say that I’ve done much about the first one. I am editing, but not as much as I planned.
I’ve chosen to finish Amelia’s Mission, which makes sense since I am 21 chapters in. There are probably only another 7 to 10 chapters left to this story, so that is manageable.
What will I need to do to get this goal accomplished?
- Time block my calendar (I hate time blocking)
- Review my real estate systems to find and implement efficiencies
- Get an assistant to help with marketing tasks
- Spend less time on social media
I really need to find my focus. My publisher is asking for more work from me, but I know that picture books take forever to get to market. A middle grade novel is a good choice.
Wish me luck!