Writing hours in January 2016

Two “writing hours” posts in two days… That has to be a first! :-)

The first month of 2016 is over. It wasn’t the most pleasant start into the new year–the cold from hell kept me up with almost no sleep for several days in a row–but all in all, I can’t complain.

I crossed the 100,000-word mark in my work-in-progress, Shaken to the Core, on the last day of January.

Here’s the shiny new blurb for the novel:

Kate Winthrop, the only child of a wealthy shipping magnate, has the course of her life charted for her by her parents. She’s expected to marry well and produce a successor to the Winthrop empire. But Kate has a very different path in mind. Her true passion lies with photography—and with women.


Alone in the city after losing her brother, Sicilian immigrant Giuliana Russo starts working for the Winthrops as a maid. Despite their different social status, Kate and Giuliana become friends, much to the dismay of Kate’s parents.


As the connection between the two women grows, a devastating earthquake hits San Francisco, and fires break out all over the city.


Will the disaster shatter their tentative feelings for each other, or will they find the courage to save each other’s lives—and their hearts?


Join Kate and Giuliana on a journey of danger and discovery in the action-packed historical romance Shaken to the Core, set against the backdrop of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

What do you think? Does that sound like a novel you’d be interested in reading?

So, let’s take a look at my working hours in January:

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Check back at the beginning of March, when I should have wrapped up Shaken to the Core.

Have a nice week!


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6 thoughts on “Writing hours in January 2016”

  1. Liebe Jae,
    Ich verschlinge jedes Buch von Dir und kann es gar nicht abwarten auch diese Geschichte zu lesen. Mein Favorit so far was Demage Control. Ich würde auspflippen, wenn es zwischen Lauren und Grace eine Fortsetzung geben würde. Vielleicht mit einem fast Seitensprung und leidenschaftlicher Verzeihung. Wie auch immer – ich liebe alles von Dir. Danke für Deine Bücher.

    • Herzlichen Dank fürs Lesen und auch für deinen Kommentar! Ich würde es nicht ausschließen, dass wir Lauren und Grace wiedersehen. Ich habe noch so einige Ideen für die Hollywood-Reihe.


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