Writing hours in May 2016

Shaken to the CoreLet me share the most exciting news first: My lesbian historical romance Shaken to the Core has been published today!

I counted, and it’s novel #13 for me (Good thing I’m not superstitious). You’d think it would get old, but it doesn’t. I’m still as excited to see my new book out as if it were the very first. So, if you read it, let me know what you think.

Right now, it’s available at the Ylva Publishing web store and as a pre-order at all major online bookstores, including Amazon, where it’ll be released on June 15.

May was a great month, with a four-day trip to Cologne, including the yummy chocolate museum.

I still managed to get a lot of writing done. I’m having fun with my contemporary romance Heart Trouble, and I think my beta readers really like it. One of them recently made me laugh when she commented:

This, my dear, is a compelling tale.  I can already guess what will come up in the reviews: couldn’t put it down, spellbound, mesmerized, charmed, hot, sizzling, etc.  Enough adjectives to play review bingo.

Review bingo :-)

I’m about 87,000 words into the story, with about eight or so scenes left to go. So I might actually end up with the 100,000 words I set out to write.

I also got my edits for the German version of Just Physical (“Affäre bis Drehschluss“), which will be out in September.

I’ve also spent some time working on another writer’s guide–this one on point of view. I’ll use some of the material for a workshop I’ll be holding in Greece at Lesvos Lesfic next week. I can’t wait to see Lesvos, meet some of my fellow Ylva authors and staff, and talk books all day.

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

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Check back later this month for pictures from the Lesvos Lesfic event!


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2 thoughts on “Writing hours in May 2016”

  1. Congrats on your newest release. I can’t wait to get a copy of it.

    A chocolate museum?! Please tell me that they had chocolate tasting?! Lol Sounds like a lot of fun.

    Good luck with your writing!!


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