What am I writing? Thank you for asking!

I’ve been asked several times recently what I’m currently writing. Here’s the answer.

I don’t currently have a novel under contract, but I am writing a novel anyway. It’s not an erotic novel, and probably won’t include any sex scenes. Well, maybe one. We’ll see. I’m only about eighty pages into the manuscript, and though I have a synopsis and an outline, and a giant pile of research material, I figure out a lot of things as I go along. My writing method is often referred to as “pantsing” (as opposed to “plotting”). I know the general shape, but I work out many of the intermediate events as I go along.

When I first began attempting to write novels, they were all either fantasy or science fiction, and I’ve been longing to return to those genres – though all of my novels for Harlequin Spice had fantasy elements, they were primarily erotica. I’m calling this new project a historical fantasy, with romantic elements. It’s set in Manchester, England, a little prior to World War One, and involves people who have psychic powers. And…that’s all I’m willing to talk about right now. I’m in such early stages that anything I said now probably won’t end up being true of the final product, anyway. Also, I just prefer to hold ideas secret as long as I can; if I talk about them too much, I start to lose interest in the actual writing part.

Thanks for asking!

Also, I continue to write blog posts. Here’s one on My Dearest Holmes by Rohase Piercy.

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.

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