Tribute Cover and #ROW80 Update

I’ve mentioned the cover for Tribute, which I’ll publish next month on Amazon and Smashwords, several times. Here it is! My friend Kate Bateman designed it with help from another buddy of ours, Erin Kelly Brown. They’re awesome!

As for ROW80, things are going pretty well at the moment. I finished the outline for Queen of Peace, the urban fantasy I’m writing in the last two months of the challenge. I probably won’t be able to complete the draft by September 22; I expect it might turn out around 60,000 words. My original goal was 40,000, but I thought I’d get started a bit sooner. Revisions to Tribute took longer than I anticipated, and I know I’ll spend more time on it when beta comments start rolling in, and on publication day!!

If I write 5,000 words on Queen of Peace each week, I can still make my goal of 40,000. And maybe I can sneak in a little extra. Yesterday I was totally sneaky and wrote on the iPad, getting in a few minutes here and there while the family played around me. Wrote the first scene: 1,166 words! Today my darling husband plans to take the kids out for a couple of hours so I can get some quiet time. Can I hit 3,000 for the weekend?

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

8 comments on “Tribute Cover and #ROW80 Update

  1. Great cover – love the colors. Kind of mysterious. Glad to hear you are finding ways to sneak in a some writing. Such a wonderful husband too – doing some daddy time with the kids so you can write. Keeping fingers crossed for the 3000 this weekend. Happy writing!

  2. Great job on the word count. What a lovely husband–mine helps me a lot, too, to my eternal gratitude. I love the cover, too, the font and color are just perfect together.

    Hope you have a great week!

    Nancy (lapidaryprose)

  3. Congrats! Sounds like it’s going well! I was working with daily goals last week but I realized I need to do weekly goals instead. That will let me have more flexibility in my writing schedule.

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