The Little Engine that Could

Hello! I hope you can hear the excitement in my tone! Here’s my story: I arrived home today after picking my two babies up from their Auntie’s. Juggling my laptop bag, the diaper bag, and groceries, I barely had the stamina to go for the mail, too. But I am so glad I did! Inside, I found the little royalty check that could! My first! I thought I hadn’t met whatever dollar limits they have for paying out last quarter. I only have the one book out, and hotcakes it apparently is not — or at least it hasn’t been selling that way. So I was super ecstatic to find a check for $22.88 in my mailbox! Small, to be sure, yet that’s $22.88 more than I’ve ever made on my writing before! (I’ve just noticed I need to cut out the exclamation points; I’m sure I’m driving you exclamation crazy right now. I’ll try to control myself. See, I wanted to do it right there, because I am positively squealing in delight.)

In terms of a writing update — I haven’t made any progress since Sunday. However, I am $22.88 richer. And so happy! (I snuck another one in there. I’ll quit now.)

If you’ve any interest in sexy paranormal romance, take me up on a $0.99 copy of Tribute from Smashwords, by using coupon code WA46H at checkout. I’m feelin’ flush.

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 “The Little Engine that Could

  1. Congrats! That’s for the juggling and the money. My kids are well past grown, so I don’t have near the excuses as you do for not picking up the writing every day.

  2. Thanks, guys! My week got even better. The kids have been playing happily all morning, and I’ve written 1,600 words and almost completed two scenes of my WIP! This is the first real writing day of my week — Monday through Wednesday is just too busy to fit it in. So getting in 1,600 of my 4,000 goal on the first possible day makes me feel like I’m conquering the world. Braahaahaa. Little bit of left over Halloween there. 🙂

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