Weekly News & Goals – 3/21/11

Happy Spring! I hope your Monday’s off to a great start, or as great as a Monday can get, anyways.

This weekend was fabulously productive for me, resulting in goals met, extra writing done, and a lot of sleep enjoyed. Some of that productivity resulted in updated web sites, and a new domain set up for the Fantasy Ranch series at FantasyRanchNovels.com. Watch that site in April for information on The Biker’s Wench, background on the Fantasy Ranch, character profiles and more…

Next Sunday Katie Salidas is interviewing me on her blog – stop in and say hi if you get a chance.

And don’t forget to stop by Carol’s blog on Tuesday for her post on Foreplay, part of our “Sex on the Page” series.

I don’t have an author interview for you this week, so I’ll be posting some background on the Fantasy Ranch series/world on Wednesday.

This week at The Variety Pages:

Monday: News & Goals
Tuesday: Chapter 56 of The Biker’s Wench
Wednesday: Welcome to the Fantasy Ranch
Thursday: Sex on the Page – Foreplay
Friday: Chapter 57 of The Biker’s Wench
Saturday: Excerpt – My Perfect Wedding by Sibel Hodge

Goal Reports

Last week I wrote not 6, but 7 scenes, so blew right past that goal. It doesn’t happen often, but I love it when it does! Unfortunately, the extra work wasn’t on TBW, but it’s all good. I’ll have extra time this week for writing (I could probably double it…my husband will be out of town Monday afternoon through Thursday late night), so I’m not too worried. I didn’t get the crit done either, which really just needs to be higher priority this week.

I finally got my business cards reordered (whew!), and updated the web sites as mentioned earlier. I didn’t get the package re-sent, but that’s high on my priority list for this week as well.

As for personal stuff, I’m two for two there. I did post on my nail blog, and I took the stairs at work for part of the week. I didn’t get much more cleaning done though, and didn’t get around to calling the donation spots either. Gotta set a reminder on my PDA for that. As far as workouts go, I’m about to seriously kick it up a notch in that area. I got a Total Gym last week, and so far, I love it. Resistance training has always been my favorite, and now I finally have the means to do that at home and get a great workout (I’ve been sore all weekend from just two workouts last week – the good kind of sore). This writer is going to get in shape, finally – and predictably, I’ve set up a new blog – Body in Motion – for keeping track of my progress, if you’d like to watch/cheer/join in.

Goals for the Week


  • 6 serial scenes

  • Crit pages

  • Finish the TBW draft


  • Look into some advertising opps/sales

  • Work on information for the Fantasy Ranch site

  • Re-send that prize package


  • Workout 6 days 

  • Clean bathroom/bedroom

  • Catch-up on laundry

  • Get to bed by 1am nightly (morningly?)

That’s it for me this week…what’s up with you? Reading any good books? How goes the writing? Feel free to post a link to your own news and/or goals in the comments, if you have a post at your blog for that…

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3 comments on “Weekly News & Goals – 3/21/11

  1. Jamie DeBree

    Thanks Sarah – glad you stopped by. 🙂

  2. Carol

    Just reading about all the stuff you have on the go makes me tired! I think I need a nap . . . LOL