Fiction Update (AKA How Many Projects Can This Crazy Author Juggle?!?)

Hello! I hope spring has been as fabulous to you and yours as it has been to us. We’re getting into the hot season faster than I’d like, but at least that means I can hear birds out my window, and watch the squirrels and their antics in the back yard. Squirrel babies are too cute. 🙂

It’s been a while since I gave a fiction update. I am still writing fiction, rest assured. 🙂

I’ve finished the second book in my Water Rites series — Crestfallen. It’s been through my editor and is now with beta readers. It will be out late June or early July, but I don’t have a specific release date yet. Crestfallen E-Book Cover

I’m about 20% into writing Castle and Crown, the third Water Rites book. I probably won’t get much farther on that book before Crestfallen is released.Castle & Crown E-Book Cover

I have turned my writing attention to a novella due in August for an anthology. This is a standalone book, but it will tie in with a series I’ll start releasing in 2016. (One that I am super, SUPER excited to start writing, but WILL NOT start until I finish one of these other series, or I will drive myself bonkers.) I’m at about the 20% mark on this novella, too. Since it’s a much shorter book, I think I can finish it in June, especially now that I’ve decided to set aside the next novel until it’s done. Hocus, pocus, FOCUS!!!

Some of you are wondering if I’ve forgotten something. NO! I haven’t forgotten! There just aren’t enough writing hours in the day! lol

After I’ve written Castle and Crown, I’ll write the final installment in the Foulweather Twins trilogy, The Unseen Mirror. I have not forgotten the Foulweather Twins series. I still love it very much and can’t wait to get back into Sage’s head for the final book. Also, I have two ideas for novellas that are tie-ins with that series. I may eventually write them. It’ll be good to finish the main series so that I’ll have more brain space to devote to … dang, pick one. The Unseen Mirror E-Book Cover

So, to recap: The novel Crestfallen coming out in the next month; Castle & Crown novel in progress (same series); a novella for an anthology in progress (totally new); and the long-awaited third book for another fantasy series, The Unseen Mirror. That’s what I’m working on. I’ll finish writing all of these books by the end of the year, and all will be published by then except for The Unseen Mirror, which I think will come out around February 2016.

…and that is my fiction writing recap. Have a great week!

About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a native Oregonian, residing in the beautiful Portland area. She lives with her husband, two small daughters and the family dog. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings. J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series. You can connect with J.R. online at her website. Visit