Writing hours in September 2014

It’s October already; can you believe it? Here in Germany, summer is definitely over, even though we’re having a few sunny days here in the Southwest.

As always, I’ve been keeping busy, and I’m already making writing plans for 2015. When my publisher saw what I intend to get done next year, she asked me, “When will you be sleeping?” Wink

This month, I put the finishing touches on my upcoming novel Under a Falling Star, which will be published in late October, and I’ve worked on translating my novel Conflict of Interest into German. Have I mentioned that Dawn and Aiden, the main characters from Conflict of Interest make an appearance in Under a Falling Star?

Fellow Ylva author Alison Grey and I also got started on our vampire novella, Good Enough to Eat, and we’re having fun with it!

Plus I did a lot of nonfiction writing on my writers’ guide series.

Let’s take a look at the numbers:

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On popular demand, I added a TOTAL column. If I subtract my 5-week vacation in the US, that’s a 52-hour workweek. But this job is much, much better than my old one, so I’m a happy gal!

Check back soon for the publication of Under a Falling Star!


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9 thoughts on “Writing hours in September 2014”

  1. Wow, that’s a huge hourly commitment but consistently achieved and you’ve really ramped up in last couple of months – looking forward to reading the new one! I’m editing my first book and hoping to get accepted for publication in 2014 so I can see how hard “writing” can be as a job but I agree it is so much better than anything else I have ever done…. Would like to hear more about how you spend the time under marketing and admin though guess it includes this blog which I really enjoy!

    • Consistency is key when it comes to writing. The “marketing & administration” usually includes things such as Facebook, Twitter, website updates, blogging and guest blogging, participating in Yahoo groups, giveaways, interviews, answering reader e-mails, keeping track of my sales numbers, keeping track of expenses & income, doing taxes, goal setting and reviewing, etc.

      Especially for us full-time writers, writing is not just a craft and an art, but a business too.

      If you ever need any advice when it comes to your writing / publishing, please let me know.

  2. I’m really looking forward to your new novel and thrilled that Dawn and Aiden will be making an appearance. Have you any plans to re-release “Next of Kin” at some point in the future?

  3. I’m really looking forward to your new book and thrilled that Dawn and Aiden will be making an appearance. Have you any plans to re-release “Next of Kin” at some point?

    • Thanks for asking, CJ. Yes, “Next of Kin” (the sequel to “Conflict of Interest”) and a short story that goes with it are scheduled for republication in September 2015. I need to revise the story first before I can make it available again.

  4. Still warm here in the UK as your favourite publisher may have mentioned. Really glad to hear that Dawn and Aiden are making a re appearance, having been lucky enough to read both books so far I’m looking forward to a further story!

  5. Thanks Jae – appreciate that – I am looking at how to get an agent interested at the minute and then hopefully published!! I’m having the manuscript professionally edited as I think that gives me the best chance of appealing to someone. So web surfing agencies to see who might suit my style and who is open to submissions…. Here’s hoping!


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