October was a record month for me. I had several new books out:
My contemporary lesbian romance Heart Trouble is now available through all major online bookstores.
And my holiday-themed romance novel Under a Falling Star is now available as an audiobook!
So, as you can see, I had a lot of reasons to celebrate in October–and I did…with cheesecake! Yum!
I also spent most of one week at the book fair in Frankfurt, the largest book event in the world.
Oh, I almost forgot: Another reason to celebrate was that my historical romance Shaken to the Core received an honorable mention at the Rainbow Awards, which means that it’s a finalist.
When I wasn’t traveling or eating cheesecake, I mostly worked on my new novel, Falling Hard. I just finished the first draft, and now I’m revising it. It ended up at about 120,000 words, so it’ll be a typical long Jae novel with a lot of time to get to know the characters and enjoy their interactions.
So here are the numbers for October:
|Fiction Writing||Editing||Research||Nonfiction Writing||Marketing & Administration||TOTAL|
|2016 - TOTAL||1,095 hours||698 hours||312 hours||187 hours||228 hours||2,520 hours|
|January||100 hours||66 hours||24 hours||46 hours||15 hours||251 hours|
|February||144 hours||74 hours||43 hours||1 hour||19 hours||281 hours|
|March||65 hours||80 hours||95 hours||---||13 hours||253 hours|
|April||116 hours||87 hours||26 hours||---||11 hours||240 hours|
|May||136 hours||54 hours||---||79 hours||14 hours||283 hours|
|June||108 hours||101 hours||---||4 hours||21 hours||234 hours|
|July||67 hours||66 hours||---||46 hours||36 hours||215 hours|
|August||48 hours||80 hours||78 hours||11 hours||68 hours||285 hours|
|September||149 hours||49 hours||46 hours||---||13 hours||257 hours|
|October||162 hours||41 hours||---||---||18 hours||221 hours|
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