Weekly News & Goals 6/14/10

First, the important stuff – I have cover art! Check it out!

Isn’t it just absolutely gorgeous?! I love it – the ultra-talented Heidi Sutherlin designed it for me, and I couldn’t be happier with her work. Having a cover is insanely motivating, and I can’t wait to finish the revisions and get the finished product out there. Exciting!

The Biker’s Wench, my new serial (and first book in the Fantasy Ranch series) is off to a good start on Scribd – you can download a copy or read it there if you’d like. I’ll eventually have a link up to it on my web site, and in the sidebar here. If you do go get the first installment, you’ll notice that 800 words looks like a lot less in document format than in blog format…positively wimpy, actually. So I’m hoping to post longer installments over there – maybe even full chapters instead of single scenes at a time. It may mean updates every couple weeks instead of every week – we’ll see how I do this week.

This week on The Variety Pages

Tuesday: Construction Zone – Pros and Cons of Writing Pets
Wednesday: Everyday Romance – What Makes a Date Romantic?
Friday: Chapter 24 of Indelibly Inked
Saturday: Notable Posts

The Variety Pages Lite

Thursday: Romance Hero Physiques

Goal Reports

Writing: Cruisin’ right along! Tempest edits are going well, I’ve got The Biker’s Wench all plotted out and a scene outline started, Her Private Chef is growing daily, and I’m happy with how my writing style seems to be “evolving” into a more descriptive, richer prose. Last week was a good writing week overall, and I’m anxious to keep that momentum up as long as I can.

Personal: The house got cleaned last week – enough for company anyways, and it’s still fairly decent. Weeding/yardwork…what’s that? I almost managed to keep up with blog comments, though work was busy again so I fell off later in the week. Not too bad, all things considered.

Goals for the Week


– 1/2 hr per day on HPC rewrite
– 1 hr per day on Tempest Edits
– Ch. 24 of Indelibly Inked
– Finish the scene outline & send off cover art info for The Biker’s Wench
– 2-3 more scenes for TBW


– Laundry/workouts nightly. Really.
– Menu plan! This time trying just a list of 10 random meals I can choose from daily, then cross off the list.
– Update web site
– Work on cleaning the office (turning it into a “writer-friendly” space this summer)
– Update Goodreads
– Read a few stories I’ve been meaning to get around to…

That’s what I’m up to – what’s on your plate this week? Read any good books lately?

5 comments on “Weekly News & Goals 6/14/10

  1. Cynthi

    Jamie, your cover is absolutely beautiful!
    Yes, I’m sure it’s very motivating.:-)

  2. Sidni

    Hi Jamie I love the cover. Here’s to reaching our goals for the week!

  3. Jamie DeBree

    Thanks ladies! I feel positively professional now. LOL

    Hear, hear, Sidni – to reaching those goals. 🙂

  4. Erica

    Love it!! Looks all romantical!

    I know what you mean about a writer friendly space. Our office is a sty, and I so want it to be useable. That’s my goal the next couple weekends ;o)

  5. maul

    Just a great resource, congratulations!