I’m always amazed on how fast another month has gone by and it’s time to update my monthly writing hours.
In July, I worked mostly on True Nature, which is with the content editor right now. If her feedback is as demanding as it was for Second Nature, there’ll be two or three more months of hard work ahead of me before the manuscript is ready for copy editing. But I know it’s worth it.
I edited a novella titled Rich Girl, whose author patiently hung in there with me, successfully making it through several editing passes.
I also participated in another two-day editing seminar, and it was fun to meet other editors, since most of us tend to work alone.
So here are my numbers for July:
|Writing||Editing||Research||Nonfiction Writing||Promo/ Admin||Total|
|January||46 hours||14 hours||—||—||—||60 hours|
|February||44 hours||19 hours||—||—||—||63 hours|
|March||82 hours||15 hours||—||—||—||97 hours|
|April||71 hours||4 hours||—||—||—||75 hours|
|May||105 hours||5 hours||25 hours||—||—||135 hours|
|June||135 hours||10 hours||—||—||—||145 hours|
|July||122 hours||19 hours||—||—||—||141 hours|
|Total||605 hours||86 hours||25 hours||—||—||716 hours|
Check back next month to see the hours for August. I’ll work on another great manuscript as an editor this month (Broken Faith by Lois Cloarec Hart), and I hope to get the edits for True Nature back from my own editor. One thing’s for sure: Working in publishing never gets boring ;-)