Accomplishments This Month

I haven’t spent a lot of time writing this month (mostly on purpose), but I did accomplish a few things, most of them very necessary.

1. I bought some books on the craft of writing, which I haven’t done in a long while. I’ve been reading them slowly, and really enjoying thinking about process when for so long, I’ve simply had to write, without much time for thinking.

2. I wrote several guest posts for different blogs, and figured out processes to keep track of my ideas, what I had promised to write, what I had written and sent in, etc.. Some of the posts have gone live already at the Heroes and Heartbreakers blog.

3. I reviewed statistics for my own blog and website, made a few adjustments, and started thinking about others. I updated my appearances page, and scheduled several blog posts in advance.

4. I collected all my writing-related expense information and sent it off to my tax preparer.

5. I reviewed, signed, and mailed the contract for a Spice Brief.

6. I attended a reading locally, and I had brunch with my local group of writers and editors, at which I met someone new whose two books I’d read a long time ago.

7. I continued to think about my new fantasy project.

8. I reviewed a manuscript for another writer.

9. I assembled the research books I will need for the Spice Brief I’m writing.

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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