Round of Words Goals Post: Spring 2013

I can’t believe the time has come to write another goals post for A Round of Words in 80 Days, the writing challenge that knows you have a life. I’m even a day late. 🙂

I’m thinking no one will mind if I post this to the update linky. If you’re truly looking for an update, let me tell you I’ve made no progress so far this week on the goals that appear below.

Keeping it simple, here are my writing goals for this spring:

1) Revise and publish Flight, the third Children of the Sidhe novella — I’ve been through my draft on paper. Now I need to sit my butt in the chair and revise this baby so I can publish it, hopefully in June. This is the stage of writing where I need serious concentration…so the challenge will be fitting in decent blocks of time. I want to finish the second draft by the end of April to get it to Brooke, my editor/alpha reader. Then I should have a bit of a break before I can revise again and get it to beta readers. Fun! FUN!

2) Write an average of 500 words per day on the second Foulweather Twins novel — I’m about 25,000 words into my first draft, and I’d estimate the draft will be close to 60,000 words. That means if I make this goal, I’ll finish my first draft of this sequel in June. And note I said an average of 500 words per day. I often only write first draft material three to five days a week, but I still want to accumulate 3,500 words each week. Yeah, baby!
Good luck this Spring, ROWers, and other writer friends! Your energy, positive words, and extreme productivity are a constant inspiration! 🙂

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 “Round of Words Goals Post: Spring 2013

  1. I can’t wait to read everything you’re working on! I feel Spring in the air, so I think that will motivate a lot of us to get going. I might even write outside sometimes when the weather is good. I love the excitement of ROW80, and I hope your momentum and mine keeps going. 🙂

  2. As added motivation for you to edit, I am — right now — blocking the first weekend in May as editing time for Flight. The hubs is instructed to take Toddler and give me several hours of freedom. So… go get your part done! :o)

    • Thanks, Sandy! I agree about the 500 a day goal. At this point, I can often write 500 words in about 20 minutes… that begs the question, how come I can’t find writing time every day? 🙂

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