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.

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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