Sunday Update: Slow Start

I hope all of you other writers had a better start to this round than I did. But honestly, with how work has been and editing Brooke Jackson’s novel, I’m glad I put down at least a little word count this week.

I chalked up 2,000 words since Monday, and about 1,000 words of plotting on a couple of pseudonym stories I’ll write in 2014. My goal is 4,000 words of new fiction each week. I don’t count the plotting words as fiction written; to me, that’s prep for writing. I have so many stories in the works — and thanks to the spigot refusing to shut in my brain, I’m always coming up with new ones. I need to be writing these stories so they can get out of my head and into the bright light of day. Soโ€ฆ4,000 words of new fiction each week. I will do it this week.

Brooke gave me back edits on Descent last week — and I haven’t had the mental space to sit back down with that book. I’ll FOR SURELY get to that this week, and move it on to beta readers. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will publish it in a few weeks, when it’s ready. Cover reveal to come, soon.

Onward!! Have a great week, folks!

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

5 comments on “Sunday Update: Slow Start

  1. Man, I hear you on the revisions/edits stuff… I have to be in just the right mindset before I tackle them or they’ll eat me alive. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like your writing goals! Remember: this is a marathon, not a sprint. Keep hacking away at those word counts and you’ll get there!

  2. Are you telling me I busted my butt to edit your book and you’ve been too busy for it? Sheesh, lady. What were you doing in the meantime? (Oh, it was a giant favor for me? Okay. I forgive you. :o)

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