Round of Words Goals Post: Happy New Year!

When I think about all I can anticipate in 2013, I get really excited! One of the major advantages to taking part in something like A Round of Words in 80 Days — the writing challenge that knows you have a life — is the quarterly re-assessing of goals.

It’s a bright and shiny new year…but my goals seem pretty darn similar to the ones I had for the fall. Um. Yeah. They’re exactly the same, but with one addition. I made plenty of progress in the fall, but publishing a novel takes a LOT of work. I try to keep it in perspective. Since I plan to be writing for the next fifty years if I have anything to say about it, eighteen months is nothing in the scheme of things.

Here are my writing goals for this round:
1) Publish Queen Witch — I’m almost there! It’ll be out sometime in February as an ebook, and as a paperback before the end of the round.

2) Revise Flight, the third Children of the Sidhe novella — I’ve been through my draft on paper, and once Queen Witch is out I need to spend at least an hour twice a week revising this baby so I can publish it this spring.

3) Write an average of 500 words per day on the second Foulweather Twins novel — that should add up to 40,000 words during the round, and since I already have about 8,000 words written that will put me close to finishing the first draft.

Best of luck to my writing friends this round of ROW80! And happy New Year to everyone!

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

7 comments on “Round of Words Goals Post: Happy New Year!

  1. Forgive a momentary twinge of all out envy when you said you intend to write for another 50 years:) well who knows maybe I will! good goals and all the best with your goals this round:)

  2. My goals are also pretty similar to the ones I’ve had the last few rounds, so this isn’t a bad thing! I am definitely looking forward to reading Queen Witch as well.

    Good luck this round!

  3. As long as you are making progress, then that’s a good thing. I’d like to think I’ll be writing for the next 50 years so will be positive about living to ripe old age of 100. πŸ™‚ Happy writing!

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