Round of Words Update – Vessel Published!

I accomplished one of my ROW80 goals yesterday, with the publication of my second paranormal romance novella, Vessel. Fun times! It was a nice day around the house, me hustling around between publishing and the major football event of the year, Oregon’s Civil War between Oregon State (go Beavs!) and University of Oregon (damn Ducks). THEY (damn Ducks) won — by a large margin — for the fourth year running. So it was nice to have something to celebrate in between the brutal beat down. πŸ™‚

I didn’t put fingers to keyboard for any other purpose besides publishing Vessel this week, and I’m happy with that. I pulled back a bit from  my ambitious goals at the beginning of Round 4 for precisely that reason. I want to have a happy holiday season with my family, and not have writing be something that stresses me out (too much. LOL.). I’m on board with the marathon concept; writing needs to be part of my life, not something that completely takes over. So far in 2011 I’ve maintained that balance. With the urge to market more — which seems to take tons of time — I’ll have to keep myself in line in 2012. I have small kids, and they’re only small once. So family first!

Congrats to my buddies doing NaNo, it sounds like lots of folks have either won or are right on the edge of it — amazing work! That level of output is inspiring to see.

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

4 comments on “Round of Words Update – Vessel Published!

  1. Yay, it’s published! That’s always a great feeling, isn’t it?

    Libby should be ready for beta reading in a few day. πŸ™‚

    I’m glad you enjoyed your holiday. I always love having my boys home together. I seldom see them at the same time.

  2. Congratulations on publishing “Vessel”! It’s great to read about my fellow writers’ successes, it helps motivate me to keep working toward my own publication. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lauralynn, I can’t wait to read the final installment in the Libby Fox series, so send it along when it’s ready.

    We needed that holiday weekend. Refreshing! Maybe I’ll take a little more time off over the holidays! (From the day job, that is.)

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