Progress So Far

  • Romance writer - Historical. Contemporary and Intrigue
  • 2 books written for HarperImpulse

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!

All my favorite blog sites are choc ablock with N Y R and Goal Settings which all makes interesting reading as well as giving me much needed motivation!

So call me a lemming I'm going to hang myself here and list mine. It will be interesting to see if I keep any of them! So - deep breath - here goes!

1. Write more. Rather obvious I suppose. But this needs to be done at the expense of the internet. I love blogging and get side tracked way too much. So N Y R number 1 is to write 1000 words a day - and then - and only then - do I switch on the internet! (People let me tell you this is going to be the hardest one to keep!)

2. Lose weight. Way too heavy. I need to lose weight because at the grand old age of 47 I'm getting married again - March 16th 2010. I need to lose weight so I don't look like a total lump of lard when I try to find something half decent to wear on my *big* day.

3. Try not to get too stressed at work - which is quite hard since my boss is a TOTAL stress puppy - who when stressed infects all of us his stress!

4. Exercise more! I do walk the dogs most days but I need to up the ante. See 2 above!

5. Try to get published - I aim to send out more partials to various publishers - rather than finishing off whole books first. I know some authors say you should write the whole book 1st - but I'm going to give the "partials" a go for a while - say the 1st 6 months of 2010. However I do have to finish off one whole ms as I intend to submit this to the NWS this year.

Well there you go! Like I said it will be interesting to see if I achieve any of these - but N Y R are there to prompt you on I say.

Happy New Year everyone! Take care. Caroline x


  1. Great list Caroline. I'm sure you'll manage every one. And, brilliant news re. no. 2 - congratulations (lump of lard? - that made me laugh - you're going to be a stunning bride).

    All the best for 2010 - and the future.


  2. Great list Caroline! And congrats on the wedding! I'm sure you'll look lovely.

  3. Thanks Suzzane and Sally. Hope you had a good New Year! Caroline x

  4. My goodness, such resolve, Caroline. You're making me stressed just reading the list. I wish you success with all of them. From the look of the bar graphs on the sidebar, you've got lots of books to keep you busy. Fingers crossed for you -- and I hope you get a great critic in the NWS because the comments and advice can be very useful. Oh, and congrats on the upcoming marriage.

  5. Hi Anne. Thanks very much! Yes I do feel I've bitten off more than I can chew here. But those stories are all clamoring to be written - new stories pop into my head all the time! I'm getting on with the 3rd Roman at the moment (The Roman's Revenge). This is the one I want to send to the NWS for 2010 so this needs to be a finished ms. Once this is finished I intend to do the others - I'm looking at partials only for these. See where I go from there. Thanks for stopping by! Take care. Caroline x

  6. Good luck with the resolutions, Caroline. Happy New Year!

  7. Hi Liz - Happy New Year to you too. Take care. Caroline x