Writing hours in January 2014

Hard to believe that my first month as a full-time writer is over already.

I got less writing done than I wanted, but I did a lot of editing.

At the beginning of the month, I proofread Hidden Truths one more time. The novel has been published by now, and sales are going well. I also got my short story, Lessons in Love and Life, back from the copy editor. It will be published on or around Valentine’s Day.

Now I’m working on revising my romantic suspense novel Conflict of Interest.

So without further ado, here are the writing numbers for January.

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In addition to writing and editing, I spent about 30 hours on marketing, which includes blogging, updating Facebook, Twitter, my website, and exchanging e-mails with readers.

So all in all, I spent about 165 hours on writing-related activities.

Check back at the beginning of March for this month’s writing numbers.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!



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4 thoughts on “Writing hours in January 2014”

  1. Congratulations on your first month as a full time writer! Looks like you are staying pretty busy, writing – wise. You have inspired me to start keeping track of my hours spent writing and writing-related. I assume that when you were still working “outside of writing” you didn’t count any hours writing for that job? Or did you?
    I just finished Backwards to Oregon. I am happy to report that altho I don’t usually go for anything “western” that story grabbed me right away and kept me attached to the very end, including that short story at the end. I have just started Hidden Truths and it also grabbed me right away. Your writing hours have been extremely well spent. Keep posting them – it’s interesting!

    • Thanks for commenting, Betty.

      At the end of 2014, it will be really interesting to look back at your writing hours. Or to see how long it takes to write a novel from the first stages of plotting to the final edits.

      No, I didn’t count job-related writing to my writing hours. The non-fiction writing in my table of writing hours refers to working on my writer’s guide.

      Great to hear that you enjoyed Backwards to Oregon and Hidden Truths. I hope you will enjoy the short story that goes with it too. Lessons in Love and Life will be out around February 14.

  2. Congratulations, Jae! Glad your sales are, deservedly, going well. I’m looking forward to re- reading “Conflict of Interest” when you publish the revised version.


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