Writing hours in December 2013

December was an incredible month for me. If you follow my blog, you already know that I gave up my day job as a psychologist at the end of the month and am now writing full time!

In December, I worked mostly on the second edition of Hidden Truths and on a new short story that goes with it, Lessons in Love and Life.

Hidden Truths is now with the formatter/layout person and will be published in January, and the short story is with the copy editor, so now I can go back to working on Conflict of Interest.

So without further ado, here are the writing numbers for December and for the whole year 2013.

WritingEditingResearchNonfiction WritingPromo/ AdminTotal
January46 hours14 hours60 hours
February44 hours19 hours63 hours
March82 hours15 hours97 hours
April71 hours4 hours75 hours
May105 hours5 hours25 hours135 hours
June135 hours10 hours145 hours
July122 hours19 hours141 hours
August67 hours16 hours52 hours135 hours
September37 hours55 hours7 hours99 hours
October59 hours41 hours28 hours128 hours
November84 hours26 hours10 hours39 hours159 hours
December78 hours5 hours17 hours100 hours
930 hours229 hours35 hours143 hours1337 hours

As you can see, I spent a total of 1,108 hours on writing-related activities, which means I wrote for an average of 3 hours each day. And I spent a total of 229 hours editing other writers’ work (about 40 minutes every day).

I’m curious about the numbers in 2014. How will they compare, now that I’m writing full time? Right now, it feels as if I’m spending a lot of my time on e-mail and marketing, so time management is definitely still an issue even when you write full time!

Check back next month for January’s writing numbers.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!



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4 thoughts on “Writing hours in December 2013”

  1. I know you will make great use if all this new writing time. Your loyal readers including me look forward to what comes next. Much happiness.


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