Writing Hours in May 2014

Departure from the ScriptAnother month is over—and it’s been a busy one!

I finished the edits for my novella Departure from the Script, which will be published in about a month, and worked on its German version, Liebe à la Hollywood (sadly, the title, as is so often the case, doesn’t translate well).

Otherwise, May was the month of short stories…or maybe I should say: itcover_Pigeon-Post_500x800 was supposed to be.

I wrote a new shape-shifter short story titled Pigeon Post. At about 13,000 words, it’s a nice, long one, almost heading into novella territory.

Then I got started on the short story for the Ylva Publishing’s Christmas anthology. The title is Under a Falling Star. The writing went really well…a bit too well, maybe, because it’s now a 33,000-word novella, with the end nowhere near in sight!

So I then had to set out to write yet another short story for the anthology, praying that one would not turn into a novella as well. To my relief, Christmas Road Trip fit nicely into the short story format. Phew! Wink

So with that said, let’s take a look at the numbers for May:

[table id=16 /]

If I count the 39 hours of marketing and answering reader e-mails, I spent about 254 hours on writing-related activities.

In just a few days, on June 11 to be exact, I leave for my five-week-long trip to the US, visiting friends, doing research, and attending the GCLS conference. If anyone has any sightseeing advice for the L.A. area, San Francisco, or Portland, Oregon, please let me know.

I have no idea how much time I’ll have to write, but my goal is to wrap up my newest novella, Under a Falling Star, and get started on the vampire novella that I’m co-authoring with fellow Ylva author Alison Grey. I also want to blog about my adventures in the US, so check back often!

Have a great week, everyone!


The Romance Bet by Jae

Free books
In my monthly reader newsletter, I share not just new releases and other book news but also free books, giveaways, and special offers. As a welcome gift, you also get a free ebook copy of my romantic short story The Romance Bet.

Subscribe to get free books

2 thoughts on “Writing Hours in May 2014”

  1. It’s great news about the upcoming publications. I hope you have a great visit in the US. I know it’s touristy, but I wouldn’t have missed Alcatraz. It was a wonderful time capsule and you get a great view of SF.


Leave a Comment