What I’m Up To

I haven’t posted a lot about writing lately – that’s because I haven’t been doing much writing!

Part of that is because I needed some time for family and friends, and part of it is that I desperately needed some time off. However, I’ve also been busy with the business side of writing, mostly networking, which doesn’t translate well into interesting blog posts (unless you like name-dropping). I attended the IASPR and RWA conferences, and later this week will be attending Readercon. I wrote some posts for Heroes and Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element and the Novelists, Inc. blog. I collected a whole pile of calls for submissions to consider in the coming months, after I’ve finished the story that’s currently under contract with Harlequin. I’ve started the process of adding another venue for online sales, though that’s been temporarily sidetracked by all my traveling. I’m trying to make a decision about attending the Novelists, Inc. conference in October.

All of that is important, and all of it takes time and mental space.

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her 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. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.