Prudence MacLeod's Writings

I'm not just a wanna be farmer, I'm also a writer. I write romance, sci-fi, and action/adventure. Sometimes I even blend the three just for fun.

The romance novels are listed on the left of the page. The other books are listed on the right of the page. Please enjoy. You can also check the other pages of this blog for more.

I also play a lot of World of Warcraft; if you're a player you may spot where that hobby creeps into my writing. :)

You can contact me here: prudymac@gmail.com

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Warming Up

Hi Folks,

Well, another week has passed in the summer that wasn't. I don't ever remember a summer where we had to keep turning on the heat. Crazy stuff. The end result is the garden is growing much slower than desired. 

However it is growing and August is looking up. I didn't need a jacket on when I took the dogs out this morning. Looks like things might be warming up a bit.

On the home front, K's knee is slowly but steadily improving. Last night she walked .75 of a kilometer. We were at the Air Strip, and the horses in the pasture nearby all came to the fence to listen to her sing. Girl has an awesome voice.

ROW80

This past week made up for the one before. I managed to get about 8K words written and am closing in on the end of this draft. Once it is finished I'll put it aside for a few weeks then take another look at it before sending it off to the editor. (Okay, yes, I am the type who will spend the day cleaning my house before the cleaning lady comes.)

Anyway, next week's target is another 2500 words and hoping to make The End the last two of them.

Here's hoping you all enjoy unprecedented success and happiness this coming week. May you smile at the end of each day and say, "Life is good."

Bless
Pru 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Whirlwind Week

Hi Folks,

I know I'm a bit late here, but I've been a bit busy gal. Last Tuesday my beloved K had a knee replacement. Not so much fun. I brought her home on Thursday, but things got complicated and I had to take her back to the hospital Sunday night. Everything is under control now, she is home and feeling much better. Life is good.

I've been taking care of her needs as well as doing her chores and my own. That's where you learn just how much your partner gets done in a day. The woman is amazing,; how does she manage to get so much done in a day? Anyway, as you have probably guessed a few things have been neglected.

On that neglected list are both my garden and my writing. Today is the day I try to catch up with the garden a bit. Sad to day, the past few weeks have been cold and damp, near the freezing point. The garden is unhappy. 

Also, the herbs and seeds already harvested aren't drying, they're molding. Today I'll move them from the greenhouse to a heated room in K's workshop. I should have better luck there. What's that? The rhubarb? Oh yeah, it's ready to harvest again. :)

ROW80

As I mentioned above, taking care of K has cut into writing time. so, no progress to report for last week. Tomorrow I will try to catch up a bit. (Or sleep a lot.)

On the bright side, sales are up.Especially Lady Blue 
and Immortal Tigress. Thank you all, so glad you enjoy my stories.
           

Well, that's it for me today. I have to get outside before it starts to rain again.

Bless
Pru

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cold Day in July

Hey Folks,
Today I'll start with the ROW80 report.


I woke up yesterday about 5:30, the current book I'm writing demanding my attention. I tried to get back to sleep, but to no avail, the story wouldn't leave me alone. The need to write was almost unbearable, the story demanding to be told. I got up, booted up the computer and set to work. 
Yeah, when my muse strikes, she uses a Thor's Hammer. On the bright side, I got lots done. Close to 6500 words for the week. Go me!

Now for the farm news. This summer has been unnaturally cold. The last two days we have considered putting a fire on in the stove. However, as you can see from the pics, the garden isn't minding the cold. 


Truth is, I'm loving the cool weather too. When we walked the dogs today we noticed the trees heavy with new cones, the delightful chill in the air, and a few bergs still floating around in the bay. 

This coming week will be somewhat hectic. K goes in for her knee replacement on Tuesday. I'll be spending a lot of time on the boats and at the hospital.

Well, that's it for me today folks.

Be well
Be blessed
Be good to each other
Pru

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Progress on the Farm and at the Keyboard

Hi Folks,

Well, here's all the news that's new from the farm this past week. In spite of a cold wet week I did manage to harvest two of the five huge clumps of chives. They're hanging in the greenhouse drying. 

I also harvested the rhubarb seed podIt too is in the garden house drying. While I was at it I pulled enough rhubarb to make another double batch of jam. Looking good for the coming winter already.

Just getting under way are the tomato plants which are now in blossom. Everything is looking good for now. I'm already planning how to double the raised beds next year. 

ROW80 Check-in:

I know I set a target of 2500 words for each week this round, but we had a rainy week so I had more time at the keyboard. Clocking in at 7500+ words for the week. 
However, that means a lot of other things didn't get done, so if this coming week is sunny I will be struggling to find keyboard time. Still shooting for the 2500 for this week.

Here's wishing you all a productive week filled with unexpected blessings.

Pru


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

News From Down on the Farm

Hi Folks,

I promised an update of the farm efforts and here I am. Things have slowed down from an expansion standpoint. On the other hand, everything is growing nicely. That darn rhubarb seed stalk is now over seven feet tall.

I have gathered poles from the bush behind the house to use as pea poles. I've stuck them in the ground. I will wait until the peas are climbing well before I show you a picture.

Now that everything is starting to grow, I have a bit of time to write as we wait for the next step in food production. Things have been going well on the writing front too. Lady Blue continues to sell well, Immortal Tigress has just been re-released, and thanks to a few rainy days the sequel to Tigress is coming along nicely.  Life is good.


ROW80

Okay, is today the first day of the round? Cool. So, goals. Long range goal is to finish the first draft of Shapeshifter during this round. Short term goals, about 2500 words per week or better should be just what I need. Anyway, that's the target. Wish me luck.

May all your days be blessed
Pru

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Immortal

Hi Folks,

I'm all excited today and with good reason. I do have some farm news, lots of it, but for today I want to tell you about a re-release of Immortal Tigress. This has been in the works for months. This is one of my favorite books and now is available in paperback as well as e-book. Here's the new cover and links.



  
For millions of years a rogue meteor hurtles through space towards Earth, glowing from the vast fields of radiation through which it has passed. A primitive human female gazes in wonder as the burning invader hurtles toward the ground, unaware of the great beast stalking her. All three meet in an instant. 
Flash forward to the present, yes, she is still here, she has always been here, in the shadows, ready to strike from the darkness with gleaming fangs.


This one is me putting forth a completely different take on vampires, their origins, strengths, weaknesses, and struggles to survive and remain unseen by humanity.
Want a different look at an old legend, check this one out. I am currently working on the sequel. It's about the Vampires meeting the werewolves. Here's a small taste:

Cursing softly, and wishing for a fur coat as she trudged through the snow in human form, the vampire shivered. Ah to hell with it, she stripped off her clothes and buried them in the snow before changing into the saber-toothed tiger; the cat could track the maddened killer more easily, and she had a fur coat.

Okay, that's all you get for today. Tee Hee 

I'll bring you up to speed on the farm news in a day or two. For now, have a stellar day overflowing with blessings and laughter.

Pru

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Alien Seed Pod

Hi Folks,

It's time for another progress report from the farm. Last week saw us with nasty weather, plus a birthday and a wedding, so the farm sort of had to look after itself for a while. That's one joy of no livestock. You can take a day off if necessary.

So, what did they do without me? Well, here's the alien seed pod pretending to be a rhubarb. I'm 5'11" and that is nearly up past my ears. Wow.

Everything is well up now and tonight, once it cools off, I will spend considerable time watering and fertilizing. Actually, I'm just the union labor. Here's a pic of my supervisor taking the situation to the board.


So, that's all for today, but I should have more to report in a few days. Until then, may your days be blessed with sunshine and happy smiling people.

Bless
Pru

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