#ROW80 Update

Hi, everyone! Hope your week was super productive. I took a vacation. I thought I’d get more writing done during a vacation from my day job, but camping with four kids under the age of four (don’t worry about me, only two are mine) wasn’t as relaxing as I expected. It was a blast, and the kids came home happy and exhausted… I am just not sure where the time went. 🙂

Still, I was able to incorporate changes from beta comments on my paranormal romance novella Tribute. I expect some more comments in the next couple of days, but those will be the last before publication day!! I told my husband that I may just pull an all-nighter one night and get ‘er done. But I love to sleep when that’s possible, so we’ll see. The excitement is taking over! If anyone has tidbits to share from their own first publication day (self-pub, that is), I’d love to hear them. I have no idea how long I’ll be at the computer to publish on Smashwords and Amazon. Is this a two-hour project or a ten-hour project?

I also wrote 1,200 words on Queen of Peace, the urban fantasy I’m currently writing, in the last two days. I am officially changing my goal for that writing project to 30,000 words by 9/22. I have 5,500 words now, so that means I need to write 4k to 5k each week to make this reduced goal. Write, write, write!

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 “#ROW80 Update

  1. Congrats on getting closer to pubbing! That is exciting. I am also wondering how long it takes with Smashwords. I’ve been working with Amazon/CreateSpace. I think they have everything ready to go, just waiting on me to say when. A physical proof is on the way here. That is all I’m waiting for. They said it goes live within 24 hours when I approve it. Smashwords I’ve heard is anywhere from one or two hours to a major headache if it isn’t done properly. I’m a little more nervous about that one.

    Sounds like you are getting lots done with your WIP. Good work there. Glad the camping trip was fun.

  2. You’re getting closer! It’s going to feel so awesome to get published!

    As far as how long it will take…actual time on your part shouldn’t take that long if you have everything formatted properly. Smashwords is the pickiest. Amazon is easier, in my opinion. I’ve published a book during my lunch hour at work.

  3. Congrats! It’s an awesome feeling and sense of acomplishment!!

    I don’t have any advice for Smashwords as I didn’t use it for my novella and I probably won’t for my novel that is coming out this month. I’m going to stick to Amazon/B&N/Creatspace.

  4. neither is difficult it is all to do with formatting – get that right off you go – smashwords has very clear free guide you can download follow it and tyou’re there – kindle has clear instructions and some software (free) that can be downloaded – worth doing both in my opinion

    Go for it even this old lady managed it!!!

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