Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winning Resolutions

Two silly authors mug at the camera on New Year's Eve

Happy 2010 everyone out there in blogland! I admit to being slow getting around to making my list of things I want to accomplish this year. And I have the same ol’ excuses as last year—no time, day job, stress, too much on my plate, etc. If I can suspend reality for a moment and pretend that everything in my “real world” is going smoothly, I can focus my thought processes on the important stuff—that is, creating romantic fiction and sharing it with my readers.

So without further ado…

1. I resolve to have at least one book release this year.

2. I resolve to write at least one new story, screenplay, novel or novella this year.

3. I resolve to keep up better with my online blogs, forum, newsletters, My Space pages, Facebook and Yahoogroups. (If I can ever figure out Twitter, I will try to keep up with that one as well!)

In order to meet these goals, I promise to:

1. Become better organized, particularly with my time.
2. Give in less to anxiety and frustration.
3. Focus more on the joy of writing rather than on the stress of not being able to make ends meet.

I’ve got at least two books coming out this year—so that’s one third of my resolutions met already!

Scrambled Eggs will be a Mojocastle Press release written under my "Cynthianna" pen name. Scrambled Eggs knocks the classic “secret baby” storyline on its head. Sharlene has fallen for the father of her unborn child--and she doesn’t even know it’s him!

Sharlene always wanted a baby, but her husband only wants a child to secure his position in his wealthy uncle’s will. A mix-up at the fertility clinic reveals his hypocrisy, prompting a pregnant Sharlene to strike out on her own.

Single Sharlene “runs into” struggling part-time college student Zack and falls for him. Will Zack love a child that isn’t his? And will Zack find the courage to tell Sharlene that he’s a former sperm donor and possibly the real father of her child before she goes into labor?

My second release in 2010, Seven for Seduction (written under my Celine Chatillon pen name), will be a Liquid Silver Books release in the coming months. It’s the story of Jodi and her co-workers in an all female office. One day, her boss hires Brent, a “token male”. Now it’s a free-for-all with every gal trying to get the guy first.

Jodi decides she’s not up for such shenanigans and refuses to play the game. But somehow it’s Jodi refusing to play that turns Brent on the most…

Moral of the story? Sometimes when you don’t try so hard you do win!

Here’s to all of our “winning resolutions” this year. Let me know what a few of your resolutions are, and I’ll toss your name into the hat for a free copy of Seven for Seduction or Scrambled Eggs when they come out. You’ve got nothing to lose playing this game. ;-)


Anonymous said...




She said...

My resolution is to clean and organize my home this year. I've just finished the living room today. It only took 16 days of the year. I have to break the rooms into sections. Tomorrow I'll start the dining room. That will take longer.

LeslieJane said...

My "winning" resolution is to win at least 5 contests a month. Did the same last two years, except I only resolved to win 2 contests a month. And then actually averaged about 6 a month. A resolution I manage to keep all year.

Also this year I am going to try to write a novel. Keeping my fingers crossed that I folllow thru with this resolution.

Leslie Jane

annalisa said...

My resolution this year is to try to de-clutter our house. After living in this house for over 36 years, we need to de-clutter it some more.


Booksrforever123 said...

I resolve to organize my boxes of kid's books I've bought at garage sales into something that I can easily find to list on ebay. I also need to do it with the other genre's too, but those are the most plentiful.

Celine said...

I'm soooooo impressed with all you writers and organizers and house cleaners. (I know it takes me more than a few weeks to clean up a big room!) Good luck to you all on your 2010 goals. ;)

kansassweet43 said...

I don't usually make resolutions. It's hard to keep them. I just say to myself I will tell my family every day that I love them and
be nice to other people.