Weekly News & Goals – 4/11/11

Mondays would be so much easier if they
started far later, IMO. I’m a night person. As I write this, the
clock reads 12:57am. When this post goes live, it will be right
around 6am, which is what time I have to get up and start getting
ready for work. I’m not really fully-functional until around 10am,
after I’ve been at work for a good hour and a half. This is why I
have to plan my days out ahead of time. If I don’t, the lack of
enthusiasm for mornings follows me through the whole day. It’s not

In any case, I’ve been switching a lot
of my information from my obsolete PDA (which I’m still using as well
for now) to Google calendars. In doing so, I stumbled into
information on creating separate calendars, and then sharing them
out, and even posting them on the web. Naturally, I’ve taken this to
a whole ‘nuther level, and created calendars for my blog schedule and
my personal writing schedule, and posted them here and on my web

So if you want to know what’s going on
at the blog, or which days are free for guest posts, there’s a button
in the top left link area labeled “Blog Schedule” that will
show you. If you want to know what project I’m working on for a given
day, you can click on the “Writing Schedule” link. Just a
warning – my writing schedule has all the projects I’m
working on, not just the romantic suspense. So follow any links with

This week on The Variety Pages

Tuesday: Ch. 62 of The Biker’s Wench

Wednesday: Guest Post by Greg Messel

Friday: Ch. 63 of The Biker’s Wench

Saturday: Excerpt from Sojourn with
a Stranger
by Keta Diablo

Goals Report

I pretty well just stayed caught up
last week, though I did do a better job of that. I keep wanting to
rush to the end of The Biker’s Wench, and then I talk myself out of
it, because a non-rush job would be better. It’s hard though, and I’m
planning to take a week off from the day job in the near future so I
can get some drafts finished and catch up around the house. Still,
I’d like to have TBW done before that, if possible…

I’ve got the Fantasy Ranch web site
nearly planned out, so I should be able to start actually putting it
together this week. I need to catch up on the business newsletter &
blog – those are on the list for today. And taxes…ah, taxes. I
now have access to last year’s records, and the new TurboTax
installed and updated on my computer. Tonight after work, I dig in.

Goals for the Week


  • 8 serial installments

  • 1 crit

  • Finish a draft (any draft!)



  • More laundry

  • Finish the taxes

  • Workout 3x

  • Spring clean-up in the yard
    (weather permitting).

And that’s my plan for the week. What
are you up to? Read any good books lately?

4 comments on “Weekly News & Goals – 4/11/11

  1. Ardee-ann Eichelmann

    My goals stay pretty much the same each week although the past two weeks have been pretty much a “wash” as I have been sick. I work on decluttering and maintaining the house. I work on writing at least 1K a day, unlike many writers I count my blog because I often put stories in my blog and besides that, it IS writing. Just my take on the subject.

    So, I try to work on the house, write and, oh yes, eat as healthy as possible, that can be tricky. LOL!

    I know I sound like an underachiever but I do what I can as I can and go from there.

    As for reading, I read fantastic serial novels by a young writer named Jamie DeBree but my stack of books to read just keeps growing. LOL!!!! I don’t get to read much and I really miss it.

    Have a productive week all,


  2. Carol

    LOL I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who hasn’t done their taxes yet. I use Turbo Tax too. 🙂

    Have a great week!

  3. Brooklyn Ann

    Busy week for me as well. I have a few personal errands and I have to teach a class on Wednesday so I have to prepare for that.
    In the midst of this I want to keep up with my writing regiment.

  4. Dolly

    I really really wish I could work as much to schedule as you do. I make schedules. And I make excellent lists. Sticking to them is whole another issue. Boy, I do envy your discipline.

    Good luck with this week’s goals. I like google calenders. Might try it out.