Sunday Update: Finished Writing New Scenes!

Major accomplishment this week! I’m done writing all of the scenes I invented during my last (incredibly brutal) edit. It only took me two writing days, which was great, since that’s all I had this week. πŸ™‚

Monday I wrote 700 words, and Friday I wrote all the way to the finish line — 1,700 words! That’s NaNo pace.

Speaking of NaNo, I’m considering participating this November. I completed the 50,000 words to “win” in 2009, but the result was a disjointed piece of crap I would never call a novel. Good ideas, but not enough of them to keep the plot moving, and too little time spent up front on the magical structure and plot. This time around, I’d be writing the sequel to Queen Witch, which I have plotted out already. But I should probably focus on publishing the two books I’ve already written before I get all excited about hammering out a first draft of another novel in November. Maybe the idea will light a fire in me to see Queen Witch through to publication FASTER, and get on to editing my novella Flight.

You know how one tangent leads to another? Well, speaking of Flight in particular and my Children of the Sidhe in general — I made more progress on the outlines for the final two books, Descent and Shield. I’m going crazy with excitement to draft Descent in August. That’s the first thing I thought about when I finished my last Queen Witch scene. Now I can start writing Descent! But I have a little more plotting to do, and will focus on that some more this week.

I’m taking Wednesday off of work to finalize this draft of Queen Witch. I plan to order my print copy to edit by the end of that day.

Good luck with your goals this week, ROWers and other writing friends!

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

3 comments on “Sunday Update: Finished Writing New Scenes!

  1. Good for you for writing through to the finish line this week. It sounds as if there is a connection or thread to your various manuscripts so you are able to juggle your writing accordingly. That’s quite admirable. I also appreciate your remarks regarding NaNo. It does seem the worth of NaNo is just writing through that draft, which may have just an inkling of a novel in it.

    Best to you in this round.


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