Mid-Week Update: Fresh from Vacation

My little family had such a nice couple of days on the Oregon coast last weekend. The weather was amazing. Camping at the coast in May would usually mean at least one rain storm and in general cold and unpredictable weather, which is why we stayed in a yurt (a semi-permanent structure that keeps out all weather and comes complete with electricity and heat). Not this time. It was gorgeous, the entire trip. Mid-to-upper seventies. And the campground was almost empty, so we had whole stretches of beach and dune to ourselves. We camped in an area pretty far south, near Florence, Oregon. It happens that both my husband and I spent significant time around there as kids, so the reminiscing was really fun. I’ll quit going on about it, because I know I’m making you jealous. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve made significant progress with revisions to Flight, the third Children of the Sidhe novella and the next book I’ll release. I’ll finish my revisions this weekend come hell or high water. (Please, no hell or high water!) I’m loving the book more now than when I first wrote it. Yay!

In the coming week I plan to get back to writing the first draft of Chaos Calling, the second book in my Foulweather Twins series. I want to finish the last 35k of that draft during this round. That means that starting Sunday, my word count goal is 1,000 words a day. I might be able to get away with shorter word counts on my long commute days Mondays and Wednesdays, but I can’t skip writing all together those days like I often do. I just have too many projects waiting, and Chaos Calling is too great a book to just let it collect dust as I have been known to do in the past. Darn time passing. Don’t know what’s up with that. Always surprises me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of…I also need to find time to make the changes I need to the print version of Queen Witch, and get that in progress again.

In authorly news, my novella Vessel is free on Amazon Wednesday.  Tribute, the first book in the series, is just $0.99. Shameless plug, I know.

Have a great week ROWers and other friends!

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: Fresh from Vacation

  1. We had some high water this week! LOL

    I’m SO looking forward to reading Chaos Calling. I loved Queen Witch. Hey, was Chaos Calling the original title? I keep thinking it was something else. Or I might have dreamed that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. OOH!

    I know where you stayed! I know where you stayed!

    You were at Homeyman State Park.

    I am an upstate New Yorker, but my husband grew up near Eugene, and we have lived in Oregon for a stretch of months twice.

    I love the coast, and especially Florence. We stayed there several times, and often ate breakfast at the Blue Hen Cafe, which had the most amazing huge homemade sausage patties, art, and service.

    I’m not exactly jealous, but I am filled with lovely memories of the beaches, the dunes, and making love beneath the trees, hummingbirds all around.

    We always tent-camped, not having the funding for one of those lovely yurts, but we always dreamed of returning to stay in one. Still dreaming….with renewed vigor, now…=)

    Once, we picked mussels off the jetty, brought them home, and ate them.

    Thank you for so many sweet memories of our early days.

    And your writing progress is great, too!=)

    Since you gave me so much deliciousness, I think I’ll take your not-so-shameless plug to heart, and go buy your book! =D

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