Sunday Update: Ready to Rock

It’s time to get back into a more normal rhythm with my days and weeks, but it’s proving a wee bit difficult. πŸ™‚ I had two four-day weekends in a row over the holidays, and this week the cruel reality of a five-day stretch of work was unavoidable. I WILL find my rhythm in coming days, and be pouring forth the words in no time.

Other news: I’d been competing for a promotion at work, and I found out last Monday that I did not get the promotion. I indulged in ice cream and a touch of self-pity that night, but I’m well on the road to over it.  It would have been a BIG job, and I’ll admit to some relief that I don’t have to realign my focus in that direction right now. I’m blessed to have a job I absolutely love, and wonderful coworkers (one of whom has just been promoted, and completely deserves it). So with the new year, I’m facing a little less pressure at work. And that has to be good for my goals this round of ROW80!

Here’s how the last week worked out on word count. I wrote only wrote three days, but two of them I wrote more than my 500 word goal. That’s why my goal is an average of 500 words a day.
Tuesday: 250
Thursday: 1,300
Saturday: 900

Best of luck with your goals this week. Drop me a line and tell me what you’re up to!

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

4 comments on “Sunday Update: Ready to Rock

  1. Perhaps not getting that promotion was a blessing in disguise, if it would have meant more stress and more overtime! Good job getting back into the swing of your writing – it’s hard after the holidays. Have a great week!

  2. So Yay? Lol. I think it’s fantastic that you have a great day job and time to write outside of it.

    Your goal is a reasonable one and probably what I should give myself. *sigh* For now I’ll just be content when my wordcount moves. hahaha

  3. Aww, bummer about the promotion, but I am glad to hear that the position you currently have is a good one. Congrats on getting words written after your long weekends. Hopefully the writing continues in the week to come. πŸ˜€

  4. Great job with your goals! I’m sorry you didn’t get the promotion, but maybe it’s better for now so you can focus more on your writing. Things happen for a reason. Maybe an opportunity will come up again and the timing will be just right. πŸ™‚

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