I spent most of June with my shape-shifters. Fictional ones, of course. I finished the last revisions of Second Nature, wrote a new short story for Natural Family Disasters (a shape-shifter anthology), and started revising True Nature, the sequel or rather spin-off to Second Nature.
I put that manuscript aside when I had the idea for a short story in summer 2011… One year later, that short story had turned into a full-blown novel titled Something in the Wine. So it’s been two years since I last looked at True Nature and can now take a more objective look at the manuscript. I still like the story and the characters very much. There’s a lot of work ahead of me, but it’s worth it.
So here are my numbers for June:
|January||46 hours||14 hours||—|
|February||44 hours||19 hours||—|
|March||82 hours||15 hours||—|
|April||71 hours||4 hours||—|
|May||105 hours||5 hours||25 hours|
|June||135 hours||10 hours||—|
|TOTAL||483 hours||67 hours||25 hours|
Check back next month to see the hours for July. I hope to be a lot further along with True Nature this time next month, and I will also start editing two great manuscripts. More about that soon.