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Another Rainy Day

Hi folks,


Well, we’ve got another rainy day here, great for the garden. Not so bad for the writing either. 


So, while everything outside is busy growing, here’s another peek into the current WIP. A sequel to the Immortal Tigress. The revival of a vampire slain by fire.


Ella carefully arranged the charred corpse on the floor then knelt beside the bones. “Ceremony is not necessary, nor is the rearranging of the bones, but it will ease her return. Harald, have you ever done this?”
Not in all my long years, Mother.”
Assist me. Just follow my lead.”
He nodded and knelt across the body from her. Kylie gasped as Ella gashed her own wrist and let the blood drip on the charred lips of the corpse. “By the blood of the mother. Live again.”
Harald nodded then gashed his own wrist, holding it out so the dripping blood would reach her lips. “By the blood of the brother. Live again.”
The body stirred slightly and moaned softly. Ella grabbed the arm of her captive, slashing it open with a fang. The blood flowed freely onto Gudrun’s hungry lips. “By the blood of the killer. Live again. Rise up my daughter.”
Before their very eyes the corpse began to heal its burns and to clothe itself in new flesh. The captive was quivering in terror now, but could not move. The compulsion was too strong. Slowly the charred form struggled to its feet with Ella’s help. “Mother, I hunger.”

This one took your life, my child.” Ella thrust the hapless man into Gudrun’s grasp. “He will now return it to you. Drink. Drink long and deep. Heal.”

Aaaaand, that’s all you get for today. Have a great week and I’ll see you again on Sunday.

Bless
Pru

ROW80 Check in and Book Review

Hi folks, it’s time for the old Wednesday check-in. This has been a good week so far and I’m expecting even better things as the week wears on.  So, on with the show.
The Goals
1.      Blog twice each week over and above my ROW80 check-ins
I’m right on track here. If any of you are wondering how to cope with turning forty, I’ll tell you how I did it in my next post.
2.      Continue to read and comment on the blogs of my fellow writers
This is an easy one as I have so many great blogs to choose from. I read and comment on a minimum of five per day.
3.      Write at least 2K words on a WIP each week
I’m right on track here with over a thousand words on my WIP so far this week. With luck I’ll cross the 2K tonight.
4.      I set out to publish six novels this year. I managed three last round, and two more between rounds, so that leaves me with one more novel to publish. I will see if I can get it out this round.
As I said last time, I now have two novels waiting on the editor. Life is good.
5.      Read and review two or more first novels by new writers this round.
I recently picked up a copy of A Patchwork of Perspectives Vol. 1 by Alberta Ross. This book is a collection of short stories, vignettes of life’s moments told from different perspectives. The best word I can use here is, delightful. I loved them all and I quite love Alberta’s voice, her style. 
I truly enjoyed the book, but the highlight for me was her description of a dog pack in action. I live with a pack of dogs, and know exactly what she described looks like. Wonderful.
The best part here is, you can read a story in a quick break.  Got a few moments to kill, read a story. You can find A Patchwork of Perspectives here:
6.      Publish two or more short works, between five and twenty five thousand words.
The first has already been published, The First Key. Here’s a coupon for a free copy. UZ27H
I also have two other possibilities for the next one. The first is a fantasy tale and the other is that small collection of Erotica I’ve been threatening to publish.
So, my fellow ROWers, how are you all making out?  Please don’t forget to “like” my FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/Prudence.MacLeod.author
Thank you so much for dropping by. 

Final Row80 Check-in

Hi folks, this is it, the final check-in for this round of ROW80. It has been a lot of fun and it has helped to keep me on track when life got bizarre and interesting. Will I do it again? Absolutely, where do I sign up?
How did I do over all? Better than I expected to do, some things got a bit derailed, but all in all I am pleased.
 So, here we go, final check-in.
Goals.
One: Write something at least five times or more each week.
Nailed it this time. Over all I did pretty good with this one.
Two: Write a minimum of 2500 on my WIP words each week.
I’m a bit behind that right now, but on the overall average, I’m well pleased with an average just over the mark. Truth be told here, It is spread out over all four WIPs.
Three: Publish at least six new novels in 2012.
I managed to take a big bite out of this one and I hope to complete that in the next round.
Four: Read and review six or more first novels by new authors. (I don’t give bad reviews, so don’t panic, I’m friendly, honest. J
I exceeded the six here and I am well pleased with that.
Five: do more to be supportive of new and struggling writers.
I’ve helped a few beginners, reviewed a few first novels, and read as many blogs as I could manage, trying to encourage each one.
Six: This one got derailed by the PayPal fiasco, so I guess I’ll call it a miss this time.
Looking back I can see I was a bit ambitious in my original goals. Spring is on the way and I will have more outside work to do soon, so the next batch of goals will be reined in a bit. Still I had a lot of fun and met a lot of great writers. A super experience all round.
Ok, that’s about it for today folks. How is it going for you? Did you hit your targets? Let me know how it went for you.

ROW80 Check-in 04/03/2012

It’s check-in time again and this week went to hell in a hand basket.  This will be a sad little report, but I swear the next one will rock. Ah well, time to ‘fess up.
Goals.
One: Write something at least five times or more each week.
So far so good.
Two: Write a minimum of 2500 on my WIP words each week.
This week I only managed about eight hundred words. argh
Three: Publish at least six new novels in 2012.
Nothing new to report here.
Four: Read and review six or more first novels by new authors. (I don’t give bad reviews, so don’t panic, I’m friendly, honest. J
I did get a couple of reviews done.
Five: do more to be supportive of new and struggling writers.
I’ve been trying to read and tweet new author’s work.
Six: Publish a small collection of erotic short stories. Hey, I’ve been around for over sixty years, and this one is on my bucket list. I will make it happen in 2012.
This is still on hold indefinitely.
Ok, that’s about it for today folks. How is it going for you? Did you hit your targets? Let me know how it went for you.
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