Monthly update – December 2016

dec 2016Over the past several years, I’ve made it a tradition to post my working hours every month to keep myself accountable and to give you some insight into what’s going on behind the scenes, so to say.

I spent the last weeks of December on vacation at a lovely beach with gorgeous weather, so I only now took a look at my December numbers.

Here’s what I’ve been up to in the last month of 2016:

I got the edits back for my latest novel, Falling Hard, which is a medical romance between an interracial couple. Luckily, there wasn’t that much that needed to be changed, so the manuscript is now with my publisher, and all looks good for a publication at the beginning of April.

At the moment, I’m already working on translating Falling Hard into German so that my German readers don’t have to wait so long to be able to read the novel too.

This is what my numbers looked like in 2016:

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As you can see, I spent a lot of time on “admin stuff” in December. That’s because I sat down and made plans for 2017, 2018, and 2019.

In publishing, you have to plan ahead and set deadlines because you have to book editors, cover artists, and proofreaders ahead of time. So I have to give my publisher an idea of which manuscript to expect from me and when. I already have a pretty good idea what my novels for the next three years will be. Among other things, I’m planning a sequel for the Portland Police Bureau series (Conflict of Interest and Next of Kin) and a continuation of my shape-shifter series (Second Nature and True Nature). There will also be contemporary romances that won’t be part of a series. So I’m hoping to have something new out for each of my readers.

I’m wishing you a 2017 with a lot of happiness, laughter, and good reading material!


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10 thoughts on “Monthly update – December 2016”

  1. I’m sure you enjoyed your vacation. It looks gorgeous there!!!

    Can’t wait for new novels!!! Good luck with your projects this year :)

    • It was a wonderful vacation, with gorgeous weather. Getting back to snowy Germany took some getting used to! I wish you the best of luck for any 2017 goals you might have.

  2. So I have recently discovered your work and I must say that I am hooked. I work in law enforcement so the Portland Police series has been great. I’ve also read the first of Hollywood series as well. and plan to order the shape-shifting series too. I truly enjoy your work and look forward to the future, however I may be reading them faster than you can write them! Take care.

    • Sorry for the late reply. Somehow, the message was filtered into the spam folder. Thanks for reading my books. I do a lot of research and try to keep my plots as realistic as possible.


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