Sunday Update: Super Productive Weekend

Yay! The title was very nice to write. As you may already know, I took a break for pretty much the last three weeks as I prepared for a friend’s wedding, vacationed with the family, and got my head around the final stages of revision on Queen Witch. My head is there, baby! Now it’s a matter of clearing the time to finish up. Of course finishing revision doesn’t mean the book will be finished. I’m going to print out another copy and do another complete paper round of edits, incorporate those into the electronic manuscript, get beta input, incorporate changes… but I’m so ready to get this book into the world!

If you’re interested in being a beta reader for Queen Witch, a fantasy novel about a witch forced to serve an immortal who does not have her best interests in mind, please write to me at I love my current betas, but I could use a few more. I’m excited about this book, and I’m looking forward to opinions from other writers and readers before the release. For one, I’m not quite sure how to classify it. I know it’s fantasy, but it isn’t exactly urban… It has a modern setting, a seedy underbelly in the form of a controlling family of witches, and an immortal breeding witches over centuries to serve her purposes. It might just be fantasy, but as I said, a few more opinions would be very helpful. 🙂

My progress since Wednesday (actually since Friday, since I didn’t write Wednesday or Thursday):
Friday – 500 words
Saturday – 2,200 words (Thank you, hubby, for taking the kids out!)
Sunday – 600 words, so far. 🙂

Another week like this and I’ll have all of the scenes finished. I’m thinking about a vacation day soon so I can tidy up the manuscript before I print it. I want it to be as final as I can make it before I print and edit the paper copy.

In other news of the Foulweather Twin series: I cleaned up the chapter outline for Chaos Calling, the second and final Foulweather novel. I can’t wait to write it, but also can’t see fitting it in before 2013. What a pickle. 🙁  I also have a short story (or novella) outlined, featuring the immortals the Queen of Peace and her arch-rival the Prince of Chaos, two hundred years before the Foulweather Twins.

I also spent time this week on the outline for the fourth Children of the Sidhe novella. I still have books four and five to write in this series. Book three is waiting for revision. I will start writing book four August first. I may try to be a maniac and write the whole novella in August. That would be 1,000 words per day. I can do it; that’s the way I wrote Vessel in May 2011. You can look back on my blog posts on that experience here. And I’m super-di-duper excited about writing this one. I’ve always loved the characters and it’s their turn for some action!

So that’s enough of this lunatic writer’s ranting for one Sunday morning. Two weeks in and looking good — ROW on, people!

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

7 comments on “Sunday Update: Super Productive Weekend

    • I am smiling. It’s been a great weekend. We got a ton of cooking done, cleaned house, I wrote a total of 3,300 words and worked on an outline. Great stuff! Feeling good. 🙂

  1. Wow, great progress on your writing. I’m both admiring and jealous of your ability to edit, my first novels still stuck in the first editting stage and I can’t seem to get past it. Do you have any advice for that kind of problem?

    • Thank you, Nicole. I’m going to follow up on this in another blog post, because I pretty much wrote one right here answering your comment. Good luck with your book — you’re not alone! 🙂

  2. Good job on your writing, J.R.! Saturday was a good word count day for me, too. Don’t you just love those 2,000 word days! I can’t wait to read Queen Witch. Hmmm. I wonder how many times I’ve said that. LOL

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