Indie Life: Welcome to the Excitement!

I was catching up on my blog reading tonight, and couldn’t help but notice a theme…the first celebration of Indie Life with the Indelibles new feature of the same name. Of course, I had to join the fun! On the second Wednesday of every month, a whole bunch of indie authors (including me!) will post on indie life…according to the Indelibles site, the idea is to provide “…a chance to find each other, offer support, encouragement, news, helpful hints, and anything else to make life as an indie author easier.”

Since I just heard about this, I don’t have a post prepared. Suffice it to say I’m eager to indulge in the opportunity to meet more independent authors. I’ve learned a lot in the year and a half since I published my first book, but I still learn something new from my writer friends every week.

I’m part of another community of writers, through a challenge called A Round of Words in 80 Days — I really appreciate the writers I’ve met there, and I’ve learned so much from them. However, it’s focused on writing goals, not the lifestyle choices of insane people like me…you know, indie authors. I’m excited to have a group dedicated specifically to us, and the trials we put ourselves through. What a great networking opportunity!

Community is incredibly important in this gig. Don’t spin your wheels trying to figure it all out by yourself. That’s a sure spell for burnout, and to be honest, it sounds depressing. That’s not what we’re here for! If you’re popping by my blog for the first time, welcome, and I’m glad to meet you. Tell me about yourself and your indie work! And check out these other indie authors:

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

6 comments on “Indie Life: Welcome to the Excitement!

  1. I’ve heard of the Round of Words group! Sounds like a cool venture. 🙂 I’m excited to be a part of the Indie Life, and looking forward to meeting the others (like you! :). I think it’s going to be fun and worthwhile effort.


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