Weekly News & Goals – 1/3/11

Welcome to a new year! I’ve just spent most of the weekend getting all caught up on my writing projects, doing as much cleaning as I could, and generally getting ready to launch myself headfirst into a new year and all that entails. To some people, there’s nothing different when the calendar flips over, but for me, it’s like standing at the edge of a mountain range I’ve never seen before. Some years, I’m apprehensive and can’t see how I’ll ever get to the other side. Other years, like this one, I can’t wait to lace up my boots and start hiking. And so this week, off I go on a grand adventure. I’d be honored to have your company on the journey, as always.

I’m changing up the “Everyday Romance” posts a bit – I’m re-titling them “Exploring Romantic Suspense”, and I’ll pick my topics from the romantic suspense books I’m currently reading/writing. This week’s I’ll explore just what romantic suspense is, and then we’ll go from there. I think it will provide some interesting discussion of emotions, motivations, and how fiction translates to the real world.

So without further ado:

This Week on The Variety Pages

Tuesday: Ch. 35 of The Biker’s Wench

Wednesday: Exploring Romantic Suspense – What is “Romantic Suspense”?

Friday: Ch. 36 of The Biker’s Wench

Goals for the Week

No, I’m not going to report on last week’s goals this week. Why? Because it’s a new year – they don’t matter anymore. New year, new start. With that in mind, here’s what I’ve got planned for this week.


  • Two scenes for The Biker’s Wench

  • Two scenes for Angel Eyes

  • One scene for The Entertainer

  • One scene for The Minister’s Maid

  • Crit two chapters for the local writer’s group (meeting Sat.)


  • Draw up a starting contract for a new BSB author

  • Update the BSB web site

  • Send out ARC’s of Desert Heat

  • Format DH for ebooks

  • Press release for DH


  • Eye drops morning/night

  • Lotion feet morning/night

  • Take the stairs at work all week

So there we go…off and running! What are you up to this week? Is there a goal you’re reaching for? Post it, we’ll cheer you on!

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5 comments on “Weekly News & Goals – 1/3/11

  1. Dolly

    Wow that’s a lot of scenes in one week. You are going head-first. Good luck.

  2. Avery K. Tingle

    I don’t know how you do it, manage to get such a hefty workload done week after week, but I hope to learn. Good luck. 🙂

  3. Carol

    That’s an outstanding amount of writing you’re doing this week. And that’s on top of a day job! Sleep is for the weak, eh? 😉

  4. Jamie DeBree

    Thanks all. I should note that if you add up the scenes I’ve got planned, it’s only six, and my scenes are all around 500-800 words each (or that’s where I cut them off, anyways…some run into the next one, and that’s okay). So that’s 500-800 words per day, with one day off (Sunday). Really not so bad when you break it down – an hour’s worth of actual writing or so each. And all of them aside from one are for online serials, so I have the bonus of knowing readers are waiting as motivation to finish and post them. 😉

    And yes, Carol – sleep is for the weak. Or the really tired, anyways… LOL But aside from last night (which was manicure night, and thus a 2:30am bedtime), I plan to be sleeping by 1am or so…

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