Weekly News & Goals – 5/2/11

I can’t believe it’s May – where did April go? And more importantly, where is spring? Our last frost date here in Montana is supposed to be May 15th, but I have my doubts this year. I’d be more than happy to be proven wrong though…

So…busy week last week! I spent nearly all my non-writing/non-day job hours working on the new web store for Brazen Snake Books, and it’s now live and open for business. Not only can you buy all of my books in both digital and print formats directly from me if you wish, but I’m also offering author services packages for self-publishing authors who don’t wish to learn how to format and convert their books themselves. In addition, I’ve teamed up with my cover artist, Heidi Sutherlin of My Creative Pursuits and my editor, Carol Ward of Creative Expressions to offer packages that include both cover art and proofreading in addition to manuscript formatting and conversion. I’ll have samples up soon for download, but the services are available now.

I also did a “soft release” of my second erotica short, The Bouncer. You’ll find it in the BSB store…and it will be up everywhere else by Friday. This story contains material that could be offensive to some readers, so please remember to read the description carefully before buying.

This Week on The Variety Pages

Tuesday: Ch. 68 of The Biker’s Wench

Wednesday: The Writing Journal – Die, Draft, Die!

Friday: Ch. 69 of The Biker’s Wench (will it be the last?)

Saturday: Excerpt from Deception Past by Franki deMerle

Goal Reports

I mentioned last week was busy…and that’s mainly because I was hyper-focused and getting things done. Not everything, but enough that I feel rather accomplished about last week’s lists. I finished and sent back that crit, wrote five serial chapters, started a new thriller short, got the web store up, edited, formatted and uploaded the new erotica short, and scheduled & stuck to regular bookkeeping times/days.

The workouts suffered, it was too cold/wet/rainy/snowy to work in the yard, and the final document I needed for the loan app. didn’t get here until Saturday. So personal goals took a beating, but I’ll get back on track this week.

Goals for the Week


  • 6 serial chapters

  • 3k words on the thriller short

  • Finish The Biker’s Wench?


  • Design/order bus. cards specifically for advertising author services.

  • Check into a few paid ads for the summer

  • Submit the erotic shorts to some review blogs

  • Work on the author service package samples


  • Workout three times

  • Laundry three days

  • Start yard clean-up, weather permitting.

  • Turn in loan app.

That’s what’s going on around here. How goes the reading/writing? Finish anything? Start anything new?

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2 comments on “Weekly News & Goals – 5/2/11

  1. Carol

    I gotta stop accepting these blog challenges – I’d get so much more accomplished if I was focused on what’s important (like you).

    Here’s to a great week for us all!

  2. Brooklyn Ann

    My goals for the week are to get at least 1/4 the way through revisions of Book 2, line up some guest bloggers, and read for pleasure.