Quick Update

The words are really flowing this week. I’m looking for any opportunity to write, and it shows.

Sunday: 900 words on my main WIP, and 500 on my “just for fun” project.
Monday: 600 words on the “just for fun” project. I know I’m cheating, but Mondays are tough with my 60 mile commute and I rarely write. So I went with what was feeling best at the moment.
Tuesday:  Added to outline for “just for fun” project. Spent an hour formatting Queen Witch for print.

I haven’t made any progress on revisions for the next book I’ll publish. Bad me! I’ll do better in the last half of the week. I’ll also adjust and after Wednesday be making myself get in at least 1,000 words on my primary WIP before doing the “just for fun” thing. This little trick will probably result in more words written overall. And I’m fine with fooling me. 🙂

How’s your week going? Any writer news or biz stuff to share?

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.

4 comments on “Quick Update

  1. I’ve always found myself rather easy to fool. I highly recommend it to people!
    How do you generally manage the whole editing/new writing balance? You are obviously getting a lot written and published!
    I’m self-publishing my first book this Sunday, and haven’t been able to write new words for a few weeks now, because everything is going into editing etc. Does it get easier once you’ve done it a few times?

  2. Nice to meet you, Elizabeth! Best of luck on your self-publishing journey! You should tune into next week’s Indie Life posts, or even join us (you can click on the button on the sidebar).

    My experience has been that as I train myself in certain stages of the process, they go more smoothly. When I published my first book, I didn’t write for weeks — it was too much for my brain to handle just ensuring the publication went okay. At this stage, however, I don’t seem able to shut the “new words” spigot off…there are so many stories I want to tell! Editing and revising is really the stage I have to force myself through. It’s also the stuff I feel least confident about because it’s when I feel I have to “get it right” since people will soon be reading it. Sometimes that feels like a lot of pressure, and my perfectionist tendencies emerge. I find these activities definitely take different moods.

  3. great the words are flowing – I agree with your comment above the first time around editing numbs the brain for writing – it does get easier to write and edit at same time- all the best for coming week:)

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