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

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Climbing the Wall of Writer's Block

Hi Folks,

Yep, writer's block sucks and sooner or later, we all have to face it. For me it isn't a block, it's a whole wall and it happened last week. Three novels in progress and nothing. All the voices in my head had gone silent. Nothing. I had gone dry.

Now, it wasn't the first time and it won't be the last. The longest stretch lasted over two years. That was scary, but I eventually learned how to climb that wall. This time I sat to the computer and played World of Warcraft for three solid days. 

Not the fun stuff, mind you, but the boring as hell stuff, fishing, cooking, pet battles and collecting, etc. Eventually my imagination came back to life out of desperation. The result? I awakened before the sun with dozens of story lines running through my head and later that day these came in the mail.

You can check them all out here: Reader's Delights

Okay, now I have to get back to work, I have more stories to write.

Bless
Pru

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring?

Hi Folks,

Well, it's the first day of Spring. What does it look like here on my island of stone? Well, we've got some of this.

With a threat of this. (Ice choking the dock.)

Okay, with this in mind I think I'll settle down with a good book like this one.

Okay, Okay, I'll spend a few hours working on a new one for you too. :)

So, tell me your Spring looks more like a proper Spring.

Bless
Pru
Oh yeah, if you're interested, check these folks out.

WLW

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Still More New Stuff

Hi Folks,

I'm back this week with more new upgraded books for your enjoyment.  I have to say I am pleased with the new covers.  Here are the third and fourth books in the Nova Series, Beyond Nova and Claimstake.





Now for ROW80

Yes folks, I actually got some work done on the current WIP this past week. I deleted a chapter and wrote a bigger one. Nearest guess is about 8K new material. WIP now stands at 32K words.
The goal is to add another 3K this coming week.

These are both exciting times and frustrating times for me as my books get upgraded and my ribs slowly heal. Oh yeah, and winter is not over here. We're bracing for another major snowstorm tonight and tomorrow.

Here's hoping you all are having warmer and healthy days ahead.

Bless
Pru


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Exciting News

Hi folks,

For the past couple of weeks I have had my head buried in rewrites and proofs, but I am thrilled with the results. My books are getting a new cover, edit, and are appearing in paperback as well as e-book formats. Here are three more and where to find them:





Keep a look out for more next week.  I'm also working on some new material which will appear in a few weeks if all goes well.

ROW80
This past couple of weeks haven't seen a lot of new material written, perhaps a thousand words or so, but I do hope to up that game a bit in the coming weeks. I'll keep you posted on how that is going.

Meanwhile, my ribs are starting to mend nicely. Life is good.

May a rain of blessings fall upon each and every one of you in the coming week.

Bless
Pru

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Amazing Abs.

Hi folks,

Yes, it's me (Pru) back from the land of TV. It seems that's all I've managed to do over the last two weeks is watch TV. (Gag sounds) I've been learning exactly how many body movements make use of the abdominals and where those abs pull when activated. Quite amazing really.

On the bright side, I did manage to accompany K on her walk with the dogs today. It was my first venture through the door since I fell. Dang, how good is fresh air? 

I'll keep you posted as I make my way back from the easy chair where I currently spend my days and sleep at night) to the desk (where I'd rather be, writing).


On a brighter note, Hell Comes Home is selling well and that makes up for all the bad TV I've been watching.

ROW80



I wasn't able to do any writing this past week and I doubt I will do any this week coming. As you may well guess, this is driving me nuts.

Maybe I'll actually have something interesting to share by next time. Until then, may you all be blessed.

Pru.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ice is BAD

Especially when it hides under a skiff of snow... This is Charis, folks. I hijacked Pru's blog. 

Why you ask? Because Pru had an argument with gravity, and gravity added ice to the fight. Poor thing went down hard and we've tucked her into a chair with lots of pillows. (I can't prove it, she won't let me take pics of her in pain...)

Hamming it up last winter

It's been a week now, and the verdict is in. At least one cracked rib. Needless to say, sitting to the keyboard for long enough to write a cohesive post is kinda outta the question. 

Being the stubborn (and possibly bored) soul that she is, she pops in long enough to let ya'll know she's still kickin' but don't expect an overabundance of interaction for a few weeks at least. 

In the mean time, she is really excited about her latest release and would really love it if she got more reviews on it :)  
We are also working on cover art for Hunter and Novan Witch, which will be the next releases in paperback from Shadoe Publishing! 



I will pop back in periodically and keep you up to date until she can get back to her usual blogging self. Have a great day folks!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

An opportunity to Effect Change

Hi Folks,

I've been asked what I mean when I say I try to educate with each novel. Okay, I'll tell you. Each story I write has something in it I want the reader to take away with them. Subconsciously. If they have an epiphany and get it, so much the better, but not necessary to enjoy the story. My latest is a case in point.

So, can a novelist actually help create change in society? Kristen Lamb's latest blog post goes into depth on this point. I do suggest you read it. Here's the link.

For me, I truly hope I can give change a nudge in the right direction. This is how I try to educate as well as entertain in my books.

ROW80 check in

So far this week is showing promise of a healthy word count. I've already hit the target for the week, now I want to push it a bit.

Here's hoping all your targets are within reach this week.

Bless
Pru

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