Monday, July 06, 2009

Good Monday!

Hope you all had a fun but safe holiday weekend?! We had a cookout and let the little one do a few of the safer fireworks. Nothing exciting but we were all together, healthy and happy, and so very thankful for the men and women who fight for our country.

Hubby is home and has been trying to get some remodeling done before he has to go back to work on Tuesday. The new airconditioner works like a dream. *sigh* We'll get the rest of our belongings moved back upstairs and get settled in before I try to start putting texture on the walls and painting. Of course this means we need a new bedspread for our bedroom. Darn. LOL.

Hopefully when hubby leaves tomorrow I can get back to my writing. I'm getting pretty anxious and really want to start the chapter. I've had a few days away from it and think I may know where I want the story to begin. I had so much fun looking up tribal records from 1818 and finally settled on the main character's names. I think I'll use today to start character charts. I'd love to visit the historical society this week and check out a few books from the library for reference. My short term goal is to start the rough draft.

8 comments:

Jody Hedlund said...

How exciting to be getting ready to start writing! All of the research is fun too, but I just love when I can delve into the story!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Glad to hear you had a great fourth of July! And good luck with your writing this week!

Cindy said...

You're so dedicated, it's awesome! Character names are always fun. Glad you're getting close to the writing stage :)

Chicki said...

You sound like you're fired up and ready to get to work. I think this story will be the best you've ever written.

Terri Tiffany said...

Hope you can get back at it soon. I am not one for research at all. Yuck. So that's the kind of writing you do?

Chelle Sandell said...

Thanks so much everyone. I just love this new and unchartered territory feeling! I had to take a little trip yesterday and will head home tomorrow. I love road trips in a way because I tend to think of my stories and current chapters. I came up with a beginning I think will work. We'll see. I'll jot down my ideas today and then flesh it out when I get home.

Chelle Sandell said...

Terri ~ I started out writing contemporary romance for category. Harlequin/Silhouette. I've been struggling with where I think I should target and my voice. I've decided to write the story that's in my head and won't let go.

rmgilbert said...

Just wanted to say your blog is gorgeous, I'm gushing.