Weekly News & Goals 8/30/10

Good news – the Tempest paperbacks are out for delivery today! Signed copies will go out tomorrow, and those of you in the states should have them within the week. Out of the country will probably take a little longer, but hopefully you’ll have those soon as well. Thanks for your patience – now that I know how long this process takes, I’ll definitely have my copies on hand before the next release date.

There are still 19 signed copies available for anyone who’d like one….

Of course my new Kindle will be delivered today as well. I’m super-excited, but I promise I won’t get lost in anyone else’s book until I sign and package my own to send out. This is a good thing – because once I pick it up, it’s liable to turn into a bonefide reading binge.

Speaking of Kindles – wanna win one? Zoe Winters is giving one…maybe two away over at her blog for your purchase and/or helping her promote her paranormal romance anthology, Blood Lust (.99 today only for Kindle). Head on over to her blog for details – if nothing else, buy a copy. You won’t regret it – Zoe is a phenomenal writer.

Indelibly Inked will end this week with Chapter 35. And I’m going to postpone Chapter 4 of The Biker’s Wench because it will slide into the weekly serial spot after Indelibly Inked is done, and you’ll get a new 1k installment every Friday starting on Sept. 10. I’ll leave the first three chapters on Scribd until I start editing, and when each full chapter is done, I’ll post that there as well. So you can either read as I write in around 1k installments here at the blog, or wait until each 3k chapter is finished and read it on Scribd (it won’t be three weeks between – I need to get ahead in preparation for NaNo). Or you can wait until next May/June when it’s revised and ready for sale. I’m all about options!

And because I just don’t have enough blogs out there (actually, it’s because I needed to get a new Live Journal account so I could comment on LJ blogs) I set up the blog that comes with my account for just quick, random snippets from my virtual writing desk (process notes, if you will, not guaranteed to be decipherable). I’ve set it to feed through Tumblr, so it will post to my FB wall & twitter for those of you who are wisely not blog junkies with accounts everywhere. I swear, blogging is an addiction…which is a great lead in for…

This Week on The Variety Pages

Wednesday: Everyday Romance – Surprise!

Friday: Chapter 35 (Final) of Indelibly Inked

Thursday at Beyond the Words

Self-Publishing: Be Prepared

Goal Reports

Last week, I really tried hard to get back into HPC. And I realized that I can’t write the same story twice, even if it’s to make it different. So I’ve consigned HPC back to the trunk, and am moving on with projects I’m far more excited about. I’m starting the revisions for Desert Heat this week and working on Chapter 4 of The Biker’s Wench.

As for personal goals, I ate pretty decently, worked out twice, and got a little more planning done for the party. I’m still trying to catch up my laundry…nothing terribly surprising about that.

Goals for the Week

Writing

  • Start Ch. 4 of The Biker’s Wench

  • Ch. 35 of Indelibly Inked

  • Start Desert Heat Revisions

  • Work on secret pen name projects

  • Send out signed copies of Tempest

Personal

  • Start taking the stairs again at work

  • Start decorating for Halloween

  • Read Cinders by Michelle Davidson Argyle & A Reaper’s Tale by Adam Slade (both on the TBR list)

Last week I started The Truth Lies in the Dark by Kristin Callendar…and am loving it so far (6 chapters in). Excellent mystery so far.

That’s it for me this week – what’s on your plate? Read any good books lately?

6 comments on “Weekly News & Goals 8/30/10

  1. India Drummond

    Thanks for the heads-up about Zoe Winters’ contest. I am so far behind on my blog reading, and I want to get it on it. I did try to go check out the discount on her book, but amazon showed ‘price not available’, so I’ll have to go back later and see if I can snag it at the discounted price.

  2. Jamie DeBree

    Ugh – I just went through and cleaned out my blog reader yesterday. I felt bad about deleting half the feeds (I was following over 400 – cut it to 200), but I just don’t have time to even scan that many, much less read them! I’m finally starting to get caught up myself…

    Poor Zoe’s having a horrible time with that link. It should have been up last weekend, and I just checked and it’s still not up. Hopefully whatever’s wrong gets fixed soon…

  3. Carol

    Now that you have that shiney new Kindle reader I really will have to wish you good luck reaching your goals this week. :-p

    I don’t want to get my hopes up, but there’s a rumour going around that my family might get me one for Christmas. Something about keeping the house from bursting at the seams from all the books . . .

    Exactly how many blogs do you have out there now? I think I have about six bookmarked so far, but I think I’m missing a couple. 🙂

  4. Jamie DeBree

    I *know*! I love my Kindle…hard to stay away. But I’m going to try doing my Desert Heat revisions on it (rather than printing out a whole hard copy), so we’ll see how that goes. It’s lovely to read on though – I hope you get one! 🙂

    How many blogs…hmm. Let’s see.

    The Variety Pages
    Beyond the Words
    MySpace (don’t use much)
    Livejournal
    Nail Art Tuesday
    Scaryview

    And a few defunct ones that never really got off the ground. LOL I don’t count Tumblr, since I only use it to feed other links and posts through.

    Plus a new one for my semi-secret pen name, of course. 😉

    So seven? One of which isn’t really active? LOL

    BTW – Zoe’s link is fixed…get your copy of Bloodlust now at the link above!

  5. Minnesota Snow Removal

    Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so, Excellent post!

  6. Medeia Sharif

    I’m addicted to my Kindle.

    Cinders looks interesting.