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, May 24, 2015

Keep Them Out! Fencing.

Hi folks,
Well, it's time for another update from Brier Rose Farm. (No, not a bit pretentious, not me. hee hee hee) This past week saw a few delays, but we managed to get back on track. Tomorrow I hope to finish the fence. You know, keep the dogs and rabbits out and that wild bunch of strawberries in.

Once that fence is finished, then these guys go inside out of harm's way. This pic shows only half of them. I'll be up to my neck in cukes in just a few weeks.

Now on to a ROW80 check-in.

This week I managed to hit 1500 words, making up a bit for last week. Shooting for another thousand words this coming week.

I will admit this is pretty small compared to my usual output, but it is only meant to keep my hand in while I concentrate on other things. I expect there will be no farming to do in December, January, and February. Perhaps even most of March. I'll put the push on the writing then to catch up a bit before next season.

Well, that's it for today. Drop me a line and let me know how you're getting on. I do love to hear from you all.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Stuff From Down On The Farm

Hi Folks,

It's check in day and there's lots to tell you. We've had several nice days in a row and the farm has been busy. The greenhouse is hopping, but it's the strawberry bed I want to show you today. Here it is full of happy strawberry plants and their buddies, chives. Yes, buddies. Both plants grow well together and keep the bugs off each other.

Strawberries enjoying the sun.


And all tucked in at night protected from the frost.


As you can see two more raised beds are now ready and waiting for new tenants as well.

Okay, that's it for the outdoors, now for the indoors (writing) We finally have the re-release of Empire's Advance in both e-book and paperback. I'm also quite thrilled with the new cover. Here's where to find it.


 Now, on to the ROW80 check-in:

Sadly, all these sunny days seems to channel my energy into outdoor activities. I need a rainy day to catch up on my writing. I only managed about 700 words this week. It bothers me when I don't hit my mark, so I will take another shot at the thousand word mark this coming week.

Wish me luck.

Bless,
Pru

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Foundation

Hi folks,

It has been a bit slow down on the farm due to cold weather. (expecting snow) However, the greenhouse is a busy place right now and we have out kitchen table back. hee hee

Here's the layout for the first of the garden beds we will put into production this season. Things are slowly starting to shape up.

Now on to my writing. A ROW80 check in.

So far this week I have written about eight hundred words, re-read and edited a dozen pages, and signed the final papers for the re-release of Empire's Advance. Just waiting on the cover now. Won't be too long. When it hits I'll do a special post on it for you.

Bless
Pru

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Greenhouse Rises

Hi folks,

Here we are back on the farm. Last week it snowed a bit, but didn't stay. On the brighter side we were all excited when a friend brought us a pick-up truck load of horse manure. Doesn't take a lot to make a farmer happy, right? tee hee

Another sign of progress is the greenhouse. We popped it together fairly quickly out of scraps and a few boards. It's not pretty, but should do the job.
under construction
Ready for business

Oh, and the mighty rhubarb plant is up in sheer defiance of the cold and snow.

ROW80 Check-in

Last week didn't see a lot of progress on the WIP, but I did finish the fixes, read throughs, and re-writes that I had on my to do list. I'm calling that a win.

Since we have begun converting our huge unsightly lawn into a working farm, my writing time has been somewhat curtailed. I'm aiming for only a thousand words a week until the work load slows down a bit.

Wishing you all sunny days and nights of warm rains
Bless
Pru

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Genesis of an Urban Farmer (1)

Hi Folks,

The time has come. I have faced food rotting in my fridge far too often lately. Sadly, we have reached the stage of, buy it, eat it now. We are an isolated island in the North Atlantic and food travels a long way to get here. Too long.

Newfoundland was once self sufficient in the food department. It is time to get back to those roots. (pun intended) So, we have begun. We have a fair sized lot, let's see what we can do with it. Welcome to Brier Rose Farm, the beginning.

The soil is too poor on our lot so we will be constructing raised bed and green houses. Yes, my darlings, we have a plan. We have already staked out the future gardens.  I will be keeping a record of our efforts on this blog. Thus the new name. 

This is going to be such fun. Any advice, ideas, suggestions, etc. Will be welcomed. Come on, you can make a farmer out of me, sure you can. tee hee hee

Stay tuned
Pru

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Getting Sick, Getting Better, Having Fun

Hi Folks,

I've been somewhat ill this past week, too ill to even work at the computer for long. Picked up a nasty bug from some unworthy place or other. Anyhow, I'm on the mend and feeling much better.

The Having fun part? Well, I've started two new blogs, one is the personal log of Brenna O'Loran. You can find that here: http://personallogofbrennaoloran.blogspot.ca/

The second is the Fires of Vulcan, a novel I'm writing small bit by bit on the blog. Actually it is a bout a character who came into my mind and I am enjoying torturing the poor sod. (evil laughter, rubbing hands together gleefully) You can find it here: http://firesofvulcan.blogspot.ca/

ROW80 Check-in:

As I said above, I have been ill this past week, so not a lot of writing done. However, I did manage to finish Empire's Fall and get it off to the editor and publisher.
The goal for this coming week is to revive the Haunted Treasure Series. Book two is in first draft form, time to get book three under way.

Hopefully there will be more exciting things to report next week.

Bless
Pru

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Just for Fun

Hi Folks,
things have been looking up lately, so I thought I'd do something fun for all of you. I've started a new blog for the sole purpose of writing a novel with y'all looking over my shoulder, critiquing, giving advice, and just having fun making suggestions. You can check it out here: http://firesofvulcan.blogspot.ca/

Another great thing that happened this week was the return of Dark Star, newly edited and with a new cover. Also available in paperback. Y/A at its finest. Here are the links.
e-book:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WJFFNW4
paperback: https://www.createspace.com/5437691


Now for the ROW80 check in.
This past week saw some confusion. I only managed 7K words, but that was enough to reach the end point of the draft. Next weeks target is to get it tidied up and sent off to the editor. Yea!!!!!

Don't forget to check out that new blog/story.

Bless
Pru


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