#ROW80 Update

With one goal down, I’m focusing in on my two remaining goals. First, editing Vessel, the sequel to Tribute. I certainly wish I’d accomplished more on this front. I’m only five chapters in — so about 20%. I’ll finish this edit in the next month.

The final goal was (modified to) 30,000 words of an urban fantasy. As of today, I have 8,800 words. That’s not terrible, and I’m finally starting to feel like I can slip into writing it, instead of spending ten minutes just staring at the screen. So that leaves 21,200 words remaining… not impossible, but far fetched with my recent track record. Let’s hope I hit my groove! (Of course, we all know it isn’t about hope. It’s about getting in there, hands in the word muck, and getting it done!)

I’m also starting to think ahead about what comes next for each of these projects. I need to make some decisions about the fall. My husband was shocked when I mentioned not doing NaNo. I’m just not certain 50,000 in a month makes sense for my life right now, or for the status of any of my projects. I don’t need the temptation to start something new. So NaNo — I’m just not sure.

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.

7 comments on “#ROW80 Update

  1. Fingers crossed that you hit your groove! Sounds like your writing and editing is going well.

    Hope you have a great week!

  2. Ah, “hands in the muck” — such a wonderful phrase, and so very true. I’m sure you’ll manage to find your groove soon, and I hear you on the trepidation over NaNo. Em (above) and I have been chatting about this for a couple of weeks now (she’s written a couple of good posts about it; not sure if you’ve seen them). I’ve been weighing the decision and I decided to go for it, because ever if I don’t hit 50k, I’ll have more written by the end of November than I had at the month’s start. πŸ˜€

    Have a

  3. There’s still quite a bit of time before NaNo starts, so you still have time to decide. And best of luck on hitting the 30k mark! I’m sure you’ll knock it right out of the park.

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