Sunday, January 31, 2010


Okay, it's almost February and I'm just now coming out of hibernation to post about my 2010 goals. Are you ready?

Write more, lose weight. :)

Sound familiar? I do believe the goals were the same as last year and the year before, but it doesn't make them any less true or necessary.

At the moment, I am working on three books simultaneously.

My first is completed. However, I'm doing some very early spring cleaning, polishing the story to make it really shine and prepared for my 2010 literary agent search.

Book two is completed as a semi-polished rough draft (lot's of dusty corners) with some rather pesky plot issues. Pulling out the mop and doing some major revising.

Then there is book three. It has quickly become the book of my heart and I can't seem to keep my hands off the words or the characters out of my head.
So, I will keep moving forward, writing, plotting, and listening to all my characters demands and wishes.

All three of my books are 100,000 word contemporary romantic suspense novels with the emphasis on the passionate relationships of my characters.

My official 2010 goals are to complete all three novels and continue the search for an agent to represent my work. With the ultimate objective to have my books published.

I also need to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. (okay, who doesn't?) I will continue on the eternal quest to eat less and exercise more! ;)

Good luck to everyone with all their goals. Let's make 2010 a year of published dreams!


Robin said...

Cindy -- Your goals sound similar to mine, except I hope to finish my YA novel this year and compile a volume of poems. Let's hear it for the Smith Family Writers and a fantastic 2010!

Dell Smith said...

Smith Family Writers Unite! I have some major construction still to do on my current first draft, before I break out the mops and Swiffers.

Good luck, Cyn. Not that you need it, you are one of the more dedicated writers I know.

Unknown said...

Hi Cindy, I'll try to be a good influence by helping you eat healthy food and pushing you out the door to take walks. I'll try to be another Laurie :-) And I'll read your books and try to critique them with intelligence. Yes, Smith Family Writers Unite!

Cynthia Sherrick said...

Thanks for your generous support! I need all the help I can get. Go 2010!!

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Laurie Smith Murphy said...

If anyone can do it, you can! Keep up the good work with all your stories and with your lifestyle changes. If I can't be there to walk with you, Mom can push you out that door. 2010 is the year for Smith Family Writers! Here here!!