How Times Change!

How times change!

On this day in 2003, I noted in my journal that I wrote 183 words on the novel I was writing at the time.

That is, 183 words all day.

Now, I very, very rarely allow myself to stop after less than 500 words, and my more usual goal is at least 1000 words in an evening. Of course, now I have these things called “deadlines.” And after years of tracking how many words I write, I have a much better idea of my capabilities.

Tomorrow, stop by for an excerpt from my next novel, Moonlight Mistress and links to excerpts by a list of other writers as part of Snippets Saturday. The theme for tomorrow is “First Kiss.” I’ll be participating in Snippets Saturday several times over the coming months; each one will feature a different theme, which I think is a really cool idea.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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