Even though February had one day more than usual, the month is over.
And boy, it’s been a busy month!
I’m very happy to say that I wrapped up my historical romance Shaken to the Core. It ended up at 126,000 words, which I think is a perfect length that will satisfy my readers and not make my publisher want to jump out of a window. All that remains to be done is the copy editing and proofreading.
Other than last-minute revisions for Shaken, I have worked mostly on the translation of Just Physical last month. The German title, Affäre bis Drehschluss, roughly translates to “fling until filming ends.” A direct translation of titles rarely works.
I also wrote a short story for Ylva Publishing’s upcoming “book people” anthology, Finding Ms. Write. I really had fun with my contribution, titled “Sex Sells.” Here’s the blurb:
Lesbian mystery writer Mara McKinney has had a crush on her editor, Hayley, for ages, even though the two have never met face-to-face. When Hayley calls her to suggest she introduce more romance into her novels, this might be Mara’s chance to work on her own happy ending.
I also spent some time doing research for my next novel, a contemporary romance titled Heart Trouble. I guess you could call it a medial romance with a twist.
On the editing front, I’ve been working not just on the Finding Ms. Write anthology, which I am co-editing with Jove Belle, but also on a new romance by Catherine Lane and a dystopian novel by May Dawney.
So, let’s take a look at my working hours in February:
Check back at the beginning of April, when I hope to start writing the first draft of Heart Trouble.
Have a nice week!