Hope for the New Year
Happy 2020! A new year of hope. My word for the year.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
I received a perfect gift from my publisher Harvest House--a book called My Unedited Writing Year by Hope Lyda to help spawn creativity in my writing! It's like a journal in which I write down ideas and answers to their prompts.
2019 was a great writing year for me. KOREAN CELEBRATIONS published by Tuttle debuted. I worked on revisions and edits for My Breakfast with Jesus which comes out June 2nd from Harvest House and revisions for The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story from Kokila imprint of Penguin Random House which comes out August 4th.
My agent sold another manuscript. Details will be announced soon. I can't wait to share!
Meanwhile, I'm in the midst of a 3-week Christmas break from school and will return to teaching my precious kindergartners on January 9th. I'm also trying to recover from bronchitis which seems like I've had the past month or more. I'm participating in Tara Lazar's Storystorm, writing down a book idea each day in January.
2020 will be an interesting year. My daughter will graduate from high school. Acceptances to various universities are rolling in. My two picture books mentioned above will publisher this summer. I spent New Year's Day writing and revising. Scroll down for a fun, cuddly, inspiring photo from my research!
You never know where writing research will take you! This, by far, is my favorite photo from it. Happy New Year! May you be blessed with abundant writing, creativity, and contracts.
1/2/2020 05:09:55 am
Be sure to tell me what you think of the book!
1/2/2020 10:53:23 am
I have that verse from Jeremiah as a book mark. It was on a page from a devotional of mine and I'd torn the page out and saved it so when I was cleaning up, it literally fell at my feet. And now you start your blog post with it. I think Someone is trying to tell me something. :-)
1/2/2020 03:53:34 pm
Congratulations, Tina, on all your successes this past year!! I'm eager to hear about your next book when you're able to share. And I'm praying you'll soon be over your bronchitis. Best wishes on your daughter's applications.
1/3/2020 07:11:07 pm
Go, Tina! So excited for you. Can't believe your daughter is going to college. Wow. Time flies. ☺️
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Tina M. Cho, children's author
I'm a children's author and freelance writer for the educational market. Welcome!