Round of Words in Eighty Days: My Goal (Singular)

Hello there! So happy to be back for my fourth round of ROW80, the writing challenge that knows you have a life.

The past two rounds I’ve shot way too high. Although I’m making a ton of progress, my lofty goals are making me feel more and more behind. So it’s time for a reality check.

I now have two (recent) books with first drafts written. Before I do much more writing, I need to edit, edit, edit. πŸ™‚

My goal for this round:
Edit and revise Queen Witch, my urban fantasy novel. The book needs a lot of work, including writing at least a handful of new scenes, and possibly cutting an entire section…I have some ideas, but won’t know exactly what it needs until I dig into it. I wrote it last fall, and then set it aside while I wrote another paranormal romance.

I’m zeroing in on this one goal to ensure I get it done in a timely fashion — hopefully during round 2. I realize this may make my updates boring and repetitive…but all of you writers out there know that’s part of the gig, so no surprises there. πŸ™‚

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is shooting for this spring. The one thing I do know: You ROWers are sure to keep inspiring me!

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

10 comments on “Round of Words in Eighty Days: My Goal (Singular)

  1. So glad you’re back for another round, J.R.! I really want to read ‘Queen Witch’, too. Get that editing/revising done and send me a copy…quick. ha.

    See you on Friday!

  2. Nice seeing you again!
    Edit and revise is such a big deal … it is a necessary evil and it takes such a long time and lots of patience! Good luck with it πŸ˜‰ We’ll be cheering for you πŸ™‚

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