Weekly News & Goals – 4/18/11

Last week was…well, difficult. Lots
to do, lots of drama, and lots of stress – the latter two not
things I deal with well. This week should be better, I hope, though
stress is still a definite possibility (day job stuff, nothing to do
with writing). With any luck, I’ll handle it better, in any case.

It does seem that spring may finally be
“springing”, which is nice. It does add another layer of
things that need to be done (yard work), but I’m trying to ignore
that at this point, and just enjoy the hope of warmer temperatures.

In any case, I’ll be gradually
transitioning the blog to a lighter “summer” schedule to
give myself some time to work on some other projects and to ensure I
can stick to my publishing schedule. This week I’ll be taking
Wednesday and Thursday off, so it will just be this post, the two
serial chapters and Saturday’s excerpt. As soon as The Biker’s
is done, I’ll probably take a few weeks off before I start
another serial, and it will be just one installment per week. The
good news is, they’ll be longer installments.

This Week on The Variety Pages

Tuesday & Friday: The Biker’s Wench
Ch.’s 64 & 65

Saturday: Excerpt from Hoodoo Money
by Sharon Pennington

I’ll be working on
FantasyRanchNovels.com this week – stay tuned! I also plan to open
an online store where you can buy ebooks as well as print directly
from me at Brazen Snake Books – that should be available later this
week as well.

Goal Reports

I barely managed to get my regular
serial installments done, much less any extras. I did finish a short
story draft, which is very cool. I didn’t get the crit done though,
which is annoying because I really do want to make that a priority.
So it will go to the top of the list this week.

I did get the taxes done (mailed the
state return today, actually), so that’s done. Other than that, the
rest sort of fell by the wayside. That’s the way it goes sometimes.

Goals for the Week


  • 1 crit

  • 4 serial chapters (& any extra
    I can fit in)

  • Start a new short story

  • Send out finished short for


  • Finish FantasyRanchNovels.com &
    put online

  • Build new web store

  • Reformat ebooks, replace
    Kindle/B&N editions, post on web store

  • Finalize formatting packages for
    author services


  • Workout 3x per week

  • Turn in loan application

  • Don’t sweat stuff at the day job

That’s it for me – how’s your week
look? Is it spring there yet?

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3 comments on “Weekly News & Goals – 4/18/11

  1. Carol

    I know what you mean about stress – I don’t handle stress, it handles me.

    Spring thought about coming to our neck of the woods, but every time it does it gets snowed on, like yesterday. 🙂

    Good luck with your goals Jamie, hope you have a great week!

  2. Dolly

    Definitely spring here today – though in England you can never tell.

    My writing productivity has definitely gone down, because I’m far too busy with my day job now. But plodding along. So many things to do, and days just seem to whisk by.

  3. Jamie D.

    Ugh, Carol – we have snow tonight too! What the heck? Where’s spring?

    Wait…looks like Dolly stole it. LOL

    Ugh on the plodding, but I know exactly what you mean. Hope things even out a bit for you soon.

    And Carol, feel better!