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 [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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