I’d say happy Memorial Day, but it’s not really meant to be “happy”. Instead I’ll just offer a heartfelt thanks to the soldiers who fight (and have fought) on our behalf, to keep us safe and uphold our country’s ideals. Of course I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the day off from the day job too…this post will go live long before I’m out of bed – unlike most mornings when I’m just getting out of bed as it goes up.
And then updated the design of The Biker’s Wench cover to match, along with finishing the print cover. The Biker’s Wench is scheduled for release on July 29th, of course, and hopefully I’ll have ARC’s ready around the first of July. Can’t wait to see this cover in print!
If you didn’t catch it yesterday, here’s this week’s W.I.P. Newscast, including the new book trailer for Tempest at the end. Visit Snake Bites for the text summary.
This Week at The Variety Pages
Tuesday: Interview with fantasy author C. S. Daley (video & text)
Wednesday: Writing Notes – Emotional Investment (video/text)
Friday: Chapter 3 of Falling in Public
Saturday: Episode 1 of Office Gossip (video, cross-post from Snake Bites)
Tuesday: Chapter 3 of The Minister’s Maid at FantasyRanchNovels.com
Thursday: Sales & Pricing at Beyond the Words
Saturday: Episode 1 of Office Gossip, a “Saturday Evening Soap” webcast at Snake Bites
Sunday: W.I.P. Newscast at Snake Bites (video)
I started out way ahead last week, and slowly fell behind as the days wore on. It was just one of those weeks, and it could have been far more productive. Needless to say, it was the business stuff that suffered most, unfortunately (and I’m behind on my bookkeeping due to the video learning-curve distraction). Hopefully I’ll be more on top of things this week. Better balance would be good, I think.
The personal stuff on my list got about half done – we fixed the leak in the bathroom, and created a new one (smaller, but sheesh!). And I got started on yard cleanup too, in between rain showers.
5 serial scenes, plus reevaluate the TMM scene for this week.
2k on my thriller short
Finish the scripts for Office Gossip
Finish samples for author services
Add Tempest trailer to web sites
Buy a new block of ISBN numbers
Finish up promo items for Author Services
Update profile at Independent Author Network
Daily promo tweets
Catch up bookkeeping
Listen to a few Podiobook episodes to see how they’re done. I’m thinking about podcasting a few of my books, so this is research, though it should be enjoyable.
I told you I was behind on business stuff….
Catch up Goodreads & organize the books/samples on my kindle (must do!)
Quit working by 12:30am to read.
So…yeah. Lots of business-y stuff to take care of this week, and lots of writing. I need to catch up on my serial reading too – Carol Ward has two going, Fire and Shades of Errol Flynn, both of which I plan to get caught up on today. They’re both fabulous – go check em out!
What’s on your agenda this week? Here’s to warm temps and better weather all around…
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