Round of Words Update

Hi there! This has to be a quick update, because on this weekend before the holiday weekend, I need to get my house and family ready for the week! Sometimes I must force myself to snap back to reality and pay attention to that life to-do list, and then everything goes more smoothly, including writing.

Where am I on my ROW80 goals? My first goal was to publish Vessel, the sequel to my paranormal romance novella Tribute, during this Round. I’ll publish next weekend. I have all of my beta comments in hand, and with nothing major to fix, I should have it out next Saturday!! Super excited about that. Publication day comes with its own gigantic to-do list, so a lot of the next couple of weeks will be sucked up getting Vessel out into the world.

On my urban fantasy work in progress, I wrote 2,000 words this week. That does not meet my goal of 4,000 words, but quality has to count for something. Most of what I was up to this week was fixing the first half of the manuscript so that I can speed through writing the final section. I have about one-quarter of the storyline to finish. I’ve sworn to myself that I will not call this a first draft before I’ve filled in some blanks noted in my manuscript by big splotches of red ink. Revisions just stink when I leave those red splotches festering on the shelf. My current word count is 33,791. Goal moving forward: add 4,000 words per week. But not this week because of both the holiday and the publication day next Saturday.

Marketing is also developing nicely. I realized a couple of months ago that releasing a second book, maybe I should get some people to read my first book. Ha! So I’ve written some book bloggers, contacted friends on Goodreads with a special offer for a free read of Tribute, and also made the same offer here on my blog. This is resulting in a few more reviews, all of which are incredibly helpful!

Finally, the promotion Nadja Notariani and I are working on has gotten a good deal of interest from authors, and lots of support from our ROWer friends! Because you guys rock!! Check out this post for more on the 12 Days of Christmas Reading Gift List.

How is everyone else doing on their goals! Guess I better get out and blog hop to find out!

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 “Round of Words Update

  1. Brilliant news that you will be ready to publish next weekend and also brilliant news you don’t have anything major to fix!

    I got your email about the 12 days of Christmas Reading and looked forward to promoting it!

    Have a great week!

  2. am I allowed the copy of the book too? -well done for that – keep meaning to get around to joining your books for Christmas- must do something!!!
    keep smiling and all the best with next couple of weeks

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