Prudence MacLeod's Writings

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, September 14, 2014

Hi folks, 

Well, it has been a busy and stressful week here on the island of stone. To begin with we finally got the weather we waited for all summer, so there was a flurry of work on the outside of the house, preparing for winter. We scraped, painted, and installed a new back door as well as two storm doors. That should cut down the heating bills a bit.
installing

Results

And the view from that step at 6 a.m. this morning.

Okay, so that's been the big focus this week.

On another note, we have shut down our newsletter for a while. We will now be running most of that information through our new facebook group, Pru's Street Team. The group is aimed at open discussion of my writing, subject matter, etc. as well as spreading the word far and wide about said books through Facebook, Twitter, etc. For an invitation to join the street team, Contact Charis Maloy on Facebook.
Also, we have two books almost ready to publish, one is a revision of Dark Star and the other is a new story. We're just waiting for the covers now.

Okay, on to the ROW80 Check-in.

It has been a week of hard physical work and little writing as well as re-evaluating some goals. The end result is we have scrapped the newsletter for now in favor of a new Facebook group. (see above) One project has been put on the back burner for now, and publication dates for others up in the air once again.

All right, I'll quit stalling. I only managed to write four thousand words this past week. Truth is, I doubt I will surpass that this week, but I truly will try.

The goal for this coming week is another six thousand words on a new project and work done on revisions and fixes don't count. (Far too many of those happening last week with a few more to come)

That's it for me this time, folks. I'm truly hoping you managed to be a bit more productive than I did. Drop me a line to let me know how you're doing. I'd love to hear from you.

Bless
Pru

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Playing with My Sleep Patterns

Hi folks,

Well, I'm back again. I am happy to report the sudden illness in the family seems to be improving. M went home from hospital yesterday. Now I am trying to refocus on my writing. However, I didn't last week.

These past few days have been stellar, weather wise. This has been the worst summer I can remember, but last week was more like this.

The result is lots of outside maintenance, painting and such, as well as new doors installed. Not so much writing.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Shortie

Hi folks,

Forgive me, but today's post will be a short one. A family member fell ill late last evening. Half the pack is at the hospital with him and the rest of us are here taking turns sitting by the phone waiting for an update. The time is 6:60 a.m. and I just took the watch. four hours sleep. Hoping for a few more around noon.

I will attempt to give a more interesting report on Wednesday.


ROW80 Check-in.

Not as much to report as I would like. I barely managed two thousand words on the new WiP this week. Next week doesn't look so hopeful either so will only shoot for another four thousand. August is going out with a roar this year.

I sincerely hope all of you are have a lot more success and a much better summer.

Bless
Pru

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Also there's the link to my newsletter. They come out infrequently, but will keep you up to date on publishing goals, books in progress, as well as content that does not appear elsewhere about day to day life here on my island of stone. As well we always include a coupon for a free book. Sign up today. Just click on my picture at the top right of the page.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The End

Hi folks,

    Just a quick one today as I have to get my butt out of the chair and walk the dogs. I have been pounding away at the keyboard all morning, but I did it, I finished the rough draft of my next book.  Yay me! There is nothing quite as exciting for me as a writer than to finish that first draft.
   This one is especially sweet considering all the difficulties the past few months have thrown in the path. Now to tidy it up then hand it off to the editor then to a few beta readers and then hit the shelves. The target for release will be late September or early October. Will have a firm date soon.
   So, here's a peek at the beginning. Be gentle folks, it's unedited.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It Ain't Funny

Hi Folks,

I woke up to the voice of Willie Nelson running through my head. "Ain't it funny how time slips away." Right. As I stood up and gravity seized my body, stuffing it back into it's usual form from the sweet comfortable form it achieves in sleep I grumbled, "Ain't nothing funny about it, Willie. Gravity sucks."

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Worth Doing

Hi folks,

A few days ago I did something unusual, I checked the reviews on some of my older works. Back in the latter years of the twentieth century, I lost a friend to suicide; she was transgendered. a few years later I wrote a book to honor her struggle and to show how it really should have worked out for her. When I checked the reviews, this is what I found.

This review is from: Shelly's Turn (Kindle Edition)
I held off on buying this book for a long time. I know nothing about transgender people so I thought the book would be of no interest to me. I was wrong I really enjoyed it and learnt a couple of things about transgender people along the way. The story has several love stories in it and the one involving the two moms was the most surprising by far. The way Shelly's dad went from narrow minded to grudgingly accepting in the space of a day seemed a little too fast. The boys in this book were far too nice I have yet to meet a guy who is half as nice as those guys. I liked Shelly she was an interesting person and she had to suffer for years as her father beat the crap out of her every time she insisted she was a girl. I learned a lot about the mindset of transgender people from this book as I have never met a transgender person i never really thought about it before. I loved the fact the book had a happy ending and was money well spent in the end.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sleepless in the Heat

It's six a.m. Her eyes are open, wild, excited. Hunched over the keyboard, her fingers fly as her hands try and fail to keep pace with her racing thoughts. Spelling errors abound, language suffers, and worse, but that can all be corrected later. What is vital at the moment is to get the thoughts down before they vanish into space, leaving her empty and lost.

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