Can’t Stop The Business

I haven’t been written any fiction since the end of August – this was on purpose, to give myself a break and to read for research and to, well, just read. (I have been writing a lot of nonfiction blog posts.) But the business of writing doesn’t really stop. (Unless, of course, you ignore your email!)

1. Soon I should be getting an editorial letter on my Spice Brief, which from initial comments, I think will lead to writing some additional scenes. I’ve been thinking about that a little bit. The story is currently scheduled to be out in May.

2. I signed up to submit a short story to a themed anthology, for an editor I’ve worked with before. It’s not a guaranteed sale, of course; that will depend on the mix of stories received. That’s due February 1, but I plan to write it before that, to give the editor extra time, just in case it’s not suitable.

3. A proposal in which I’d participated just wasn’t selling, so my c-writers and I had to withdraw it.

4. I received a contract addendum – I had to review it and make a decision.

5. I received a request from a publisher to submit a short story, so I requested more information about the project. The publisher had read the free story I have available for download, Water Music, and thought something in that style might suit. I am not sure I’ll have anything for them by their deadline, but things could change. I responded, telling them it was unlikely but possible, and I’d be glad to be kept in mind for future projects.

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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