Sunday, January 03, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Hope ya had a wonderful holiday season! Any resolutions? Me? Not so much. I'm definitely motivated with what looks like a clean slate. The start of new year always brings with it a determination. Motivation. To do more. Be better. In all aspects of my life.

So while my motivation and determination are at an all time high, I've joined a plotting bootcamp group. I've got several story ideas running around rampant in my poor little brain. And every time I sit down to write, I have a difficult time choosing. My Native American/western historical keeps yelling the loudest, but I keep putting it away because I guess I'm scared to try something out of my element. I absolutely love reading historicals...but am I capable of writing one?

I can do just about anything if I put my mind to it. That's what I tell my children anyways. LOL. So I must practice what I preach and stop procrastinating. The plotting bootcamp begins tomorrow. Hopefully I'll maintain my level of motivation and also be a better blogger. I love my online blogger buddies, you guys ALWAYS lend me the support and encouragement I need. I only hope to be more active online this coming year so that I may be the support and encouragement you guys need.

Here's to a bright and shiny new year!! May you have an abundance of good health, happiness, and prosperity! A couple of publishing contracts would be nice, too. =)


Terri Tiffany said...

Happy New Year to you too! I am curious to see how you do with your plotting group. I seem to be having that trouble too for now--two WIP and not knowing which one to go with.
Praying our new year is awesome

Tamika: said...

Happy New Year Chelle! Plotting boot camp sounds like grueling fun! Keep us posted on how that goes.

I read my first historical last month and I am shocked at how much I enjoyed it! Those characters are still brimming in my mind.

destrella said...

Hope your year is wonderous! Sounds like you are headed in the right direction. :O)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Happy New Year!!

I love setting goals and starting new stuff. I want to try somethng new, too. And I'm a little scared myself.
But we can do it!

~Sia McKye~ said...

What a pretty blog you have, Chelle!

Resolves? hmm. Get out and walk more even when it's cold. I'm also cracking the whip on myself to get back into my writing schedule. It was totally discombobulated with house repairs and some major family issues. But I am now back at work on another story.

Happy writing and Happy New Year Chelle!

Chelle Sandell said...

Terri ~ I read the agenda this morning and I'm in trouble. LOL. I thought I'd read through again tonight after boys are in bed and try to get started. I may have to start getting up earlier again to get my writing done before I get too tired. I'll keep you posted on my progress. :)

Tamika ~ I grew up reading historicals. But for some reason I targeted contemporary category romance when I began to write seriously. I love to read HQ Superromances so I guess that was my reasoning at the time. Glad you enjoyed it!!

Diane ~ Thanks!! I'm hoping to blog more so I keep up with what you guys are doing.

Jennifer ~ Yes we can!! I can't wait to see what you're working on!

Sia ~ Thank you!! I've got design ADD and change it way too much! =) Glad to see you're finding more time to write!!

Chicki said...

Chelle - Happy 2010 first of all! This is going to be a great year.

It's so good to hear you fired up. If the Native American story is yelling the loudest, listen.

And if you want to read a multi-cultural historical, try Topaz by Beverly Jenkins. This story is based on facts about the black Seminole Indians, and it wasn't just a wonderful romance but also a learning experience. Jenkins is always faithful to put her research notes at the back of books to show where she got her info. You'll love it!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Plotting bootcamp...very intersting. I like that idea! Happy New Year too you, and good luck!

Chelle Sandell said...

Chicki ~ I decided to go with the historical. As soon as I finish up to work I go! I've heard of Beverly Jenkins. I'm thinking I may have read something from her recently. Hmmm.

Kimberly ~ Thanks! I need all the luck I can get!! The first lesson already has me in a panic. LOL.