Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Year, New Motivation

Has it really been that long since I last blogged?  Well…November was taken up with NaNoWriMo, and writing every spare minute. Then December hit with a very busy month at work, and the holidays.  And the new year started with lots to do as well.

So to catch up on news…I finished NaNoWriMo with the 2nd in my “Love in the French Countryside” series.  I found out right before Christmas that the editor who requested the first book in the series was passing, but another editor requested the full!   Mr. Collins and I spent Christmas in El Paso with my mother….I’ll tell you, that drive from Dallas to E.P. is a KILLER.  Ten hours of nuttin’ but desert…at least one can drive 80 mph LEGALLY!  Ate some really good Mexican Food at our favorite restaurant there – love the green enchiladas for breakfast!

So with the start of 2014, I have resolved to focus on my writing, and make it a priority.  I’ve decided on a few revisions to Book 1, Roman and Gigi’s story.  I want to get that worked out and polished so I can get back to Hank and Sophie in Book 2.  I’m getting my French music CD’s out, surrounding myself with pictures of France, and soon I’ll be speaking (or at least thinking) with a French accent again.

And just in the nick of time to get me motivated again is the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter WritingFestival (try saying that…er, typing that 10 tens fast!).  With the daily sprints, surely that will get me motivated!    writing-fest-2014-template-copy

Another resolution is to get back on my diet and lost the weight I gained back from last year’s success.  Yep, already derailed with the Girl Scout Cookies that are conveniently RIGHT NEXT DOOR (love those Thin Mints!).   So, resolving to start over again…right about…NOW!

What about you? Do you make resolutions? Do you keep them?  How do you keep yourself motivated?

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