We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Kimble and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Victoria, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Letting other people read my writing is a risk. Especially when trying to get published. The truth is, most editors and agents will reject my writing. Personally, I’ve racked up over 60 rejections on several manuscripts so far. But all it takes is one yes. So when I think about the risk of someone saying no, I’ve decided to view that no as the one who wasn’t right for me and my project. And it’s beneficial to hear the no, so I can move on to the next person who might be the one yes that I”m looking for.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My passion is writing clean fiction for kids and teens. These young people want to read good stories that entertain them. I believe there is no room for indoctrination, which is how I view stories that add in questionable morals and situations. There is so much of life beyond sex or drugs or alcohol, and I don’t want my readers to be bogged down by having to process through situations that are beyond their life stage. This isn’t an easy path, as the whole concept that Sex Sells is very real. But I believe it’s worth it to add my stories to the mix.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love living in Colorado! We would spend as much time in the mountains as possible, finding the great trails to hike. I would definitely take them to the iconic Casa Bonita, because that is an experience everyone should have at least once in their life.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My critique group, the Storyteller Squad, has been monumental in my career. Without their feedback on my work, and their relentless encouragement, I would not be the writer I am today. And I know they are only going to help me move forward.