This is the time of year when I think that I’m meant to make my resolutions. Focusing on writing resolutions, I’m going to pick up where I left off.

In 2018, I queried four agents on my first Middle Grade manuscript. I am proud of the work that I put into my manuscript, Escape from Ethiopia: Desta’s Story. I learned from the experience and received very encouraging feedback.

I have written about 75% of a second Middle Grade manuscript, a historical fiction about a refusnik family in 1978, and have completed a YA manuscript. I am working through the editing process for my YA manuscript and plan to start querying agents with this project in February.

I have completed and polished a Middle Grade short story and am also working on a Chapter Book that tells the story of a friendship between a Chinese boy and a Jewish refugee in Shanghai during World War II.

I have recently completed a draft of my chapter in a non-fiction book on Indian Jewry that is under contract.

Attending the SCBWI conference in LA in August helped energize me and reaffirm that I am taking the right steps towards my writing goals. I have also registered for Highlights Foundation’s Symposium for Jewish Children’s Literature and can’t wait.

I’m still going to be an erratic blogger.

I’m ready for 2019 to begin!