Sunday Update: Story Excitement & Spring Calling

I’m happy with my productivity since Wednesday’s check-in. I added 1,100 words to my manuscript yesterday, and again this morning. I also wrote a little Thursday night, but that resulted mostly in honing my outline for the final scenes of the book. Friday night, I took a different look at the plot for the series. I went backwards, from where I know the series ends, to determine what points of action in the overarching conflict each book will end on. This gave me a much clearer view of the final two books in the series, but didn’t help much with the fourth book. I know I need to give more thought to the rough outline I have now for the fourth book, before I edit book three. I kind of feel like book four is burning a hole in my mind, trying to break out. Like it wants to be written simultaneously with this one. Maybe that’s because I’ve reached the point in book three where the plot for book four takes off. So now, the timelines are actually simultaneous.

I have also recommitted myself to my exercise goals. I’ll admit I never gave this my full commitment this round, and I need to get my butt in gear. Spring is calling. A time of renewal and growth. I’d like to make it a season of shrinking. Ha! I need to be active each and every day, and work out hard at least three times a week. I think variety is the key, and hey, there’s plenty to do!

How about all of you: Is spring calling? What does that mean for you? Does it make you stir-crazy, or do you run around cleaning as the sun pours in, banishing the winter gloom? Do you notice that first bloom, or the scent of lilacs in the air?

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

6 comments on “Sunday Update: Story Excitement & Spring Calling

  1. Spring means, for me, being soooo busy at work. So I really need to start working out again so I’ll have more engery. I like what you said…a season of shrinking. LOL

    Great job on that word count.

  2. Ha! Once the leaves have fallen from the trees and I’ve been able to snuggle into my jeans and sweaters for a few weeks – spring starts calling me…Um, yeah, it makes for a long winter that way.

    I was just telling Komal that exercise is the easiest goal to let fall by the wayside – for me anyway. If I ‘steal’ time out of my day, that’s where I go first. Awful, isn’t it?

    You’re seriously cranking out this third novella in the Sidhe series, J.R.! And already outlining the fourth?

  3. Sadly, spring means allergies and sinus death for me… Ugh.

    Great progress for the week J.R.! Good luck with finishing the third and fourth Novellas. I can’t wait to start in on Tribute. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Fantastic work this week! I need to recommit to my exercise/diet goals as well…I’ve slipped back into some bad habits and need to shake them. Perhaps spring can be our time of rebirth into a healthy lifestyle. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck this week!

  5. Sounds like a great check in. Hope you stay motivated for exercise. Sun motivates me, so thankfully it’s been an exceptional winter where I am. ๐Ÿ™‚

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