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Writing hours in July

August 4, 2013

I’m always amazed on how fast another month has gone by and it’s time to update my monthly writing hours.

In July, I worked mostly on True Nature, which is with the content editor right now. If her feedback is as demanding as it was for Second Nature, there’ll be two or three more months of hard work ahead of me before the manuscript is ready for copy editing. But I know it’s worth it.

I edited a novella titled Rich Girl, whose author patiently hung in there with me, successfully making it through several editing passes.

I also participated in another two-day editing seminar, and it was fun to meet other editors, since most of us tend to work alone.

So here are my numbers for July:

  Writing
Editing
Research
January
46 hours 14 hours
February
44 hours 19 hours
March
82 hours 15 hours
April
71 hours 4 hours
May
105 hours 5 hours 25 hours
June
135 hours 10 hours
July
122 hours 19 hours
TOTAL 605 hours 86 hours 25 hours

Check back next month to see the hours for August. I’ll work on another great manuscript as an editor this month (Broken Faith by Lois Cloarec Hart), and I hope to get the edits for True Nature back from my own editor. One thing’s for sure: Working in publishing never gets boring 😉

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Writing hours in June

June 30, 2013

I spent most of June with my shape-shifters. Fictional ones, of course. I finished the last revisions of Second Nature, wrote a new short story for Natural Family Disasters (a shape-shifter anthology), and started revising True Nature, the sequel or rather spin-off to Second Nature.

I put that manuscript aside when I had the idea for a short story in summer 2011… One year later, that short story had turned into a full-blown novel titled Something in the Wine. So it’s been two years since I last looked at True Nature and can now take a more objective look at the manuscript. I still like the story and the characters very much. There’s a lot of work ahead of me, but it’s worth it.

So here are my numbers for June:

Writing
Editing
Research
January
46 hours 14 hours
February
44 hours 19 hours
March
82 hours 15 hours
April
71 hours 4 hours
May
105 hours 5 hours 25 hours
June
135 hours 10 hours
TOTAL 483 hours 67 hours 25 hours

Check back next month to see the hours for July. I hope to be a lot further along with True Nature this time next month, and I will also start editing two great manuscripts. More about that soon.

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Writing hours in May

June 1, 2013

Another month is over–and what a month it was! I spent a lot of time revising Second Nature, which will be published in July. I’m almost finished with the novel now.

In the evenings, I got started on the research for a historical fiction novel taking place in San Francisco in 1906. That’s my idea of a relaxing evening 😉

Here are the numbers for May:

  Writing
Editing
Research
January
46 hours 14 hours
February
44 hours 19 hours
March
82 hours 15 hours
April
71 hours 4 hours
May
105 hours 5 hours 25 hours
TOTAL 348 hours 57 hours 25 hours

Check back next month to see the hours for June. I hope to write a new short story this month and to get started on the second draft of True Nature.

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Writing hours in February

March 10, 2013

I just realized I’m late with the report of my writing hours for February.

So here are the numbers:

  Writing
Beta reading / editing
January
46 hours 14 hours
February
44 hours 19 hours
TOTAL 90 hours 33 hours

Compared to 2012, that’s 12 more hours spend writing and 26 more hours spend editing other writers’ works.

Most of my writing time in February I spent on revising Backwards to Oregon, which will be republished in May. Now I started working on putting together an anthology of short story sequels and prequels to Backwards to Oregon.

Check back at the beginning of April to see the numbers for March.

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Writing hours in August

August 31, 2012

Wow. August went by quickly.

I worked on my latest novel, Something in the Wine, with the copy editor this month, so now we’re one step closer to publication. The cover will be created next. In fact, we’re already working on that.

I’ve been beta reading a lot this month and my day job was pretty stressful too this month, so I didn’t have much time for writing. I’m hoping that will change in September.

So here are some numbers:

Writing Beta reading
January 47 hours 5 hours
February 31 hours 2 hours
March 36 hours 3 hours
April 12 hours 31 hours
May 51 hours 15 hours
June 36 hours 4 hours
July 51 hours 2 hours
August 5 hours 13 hours
TOTAL 269 hours 75 hours

I’ll post a monthly update of my writing hours each month, so check back at the end of September.

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