Mid-Week Update: Back to Business

Ever have that feeling you need a vacation from your vacation? That’s the way it hit me today as I returned to work, with the house looking like a clothes/toys bomb went off, and far too little sleep.

I married off my dear friend on Saturday, and it was truly an amazing day. My husband did an awesome job with the ceremony (he officiated — his first wedding), and the whole event was just their style. We met up with so many friends it was absolutely unreal. The kind of situation where I look around and realize how many wonderful people I’m connected with. I am one lucky woman.

I’m excited to have a little more head space for writing the rest of the summer, because I’ve been working on one aspect of the wedding or another for several months … in all of my grand amounts of spare time.

So what did I accomplish with the most days off in a row since I returned from my last maternity leave? Let me give it to you straight: I did not write a single word on my vacation. I know that’s okay. I needed the vacation desperately. And like I said before, now I need a vacation from my vacation.

But seriously, I must get back to business. In the next couple of weeks I will finish the final scenes of Queen Witch. Then I will print a copy of Flight and start editing and revising that. And starting August 1, I’ll be drafting Descent. Somewhere in there I will edit the remaining two stories in my short story collection and publish the collection.

That be the plan. I hope all of my fellow ROWers have achieved more since the starting line than I have. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 jrpearsenelson.com.

2 comments on “Mid-Week Update: Back to Business

  1. Sometimes you just need a vacation. I hope you feel absolutely NO guilt about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And congrats to your friend!

    I failed (although I hate to use that word) miserably during Round Two, but I’m really on track this round. Sometimes we have to reboot. LOL

  2. Hah – I took a week off from writing as well. You just need to remember what your goals are and why they are important. Vacations are necessary, but productivity should always increase after them.

    Good luck getting on track this week! (and congrats to your friend on getting married, and your husband for his first officiation.)

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