A Slippery Slope

Hi folks,

Let me tell you of my adventures last week. First we had snow, that turned to rain for a while, then it turned bitter cold to freeze everything solid, and then it snowed again. Got the idea? One hell of a lot of sheer ice with a layer of power snow on top. Yep, and it was just such a thing that cause me to fall and break my ribs last year. I’m just now feeling back to my old self.


So, back to a few days ago and the perfect set up for a repeat performance. Sunny morning, three hopeful furry faces looking at me imploringly. Yep, I gave in, put the dogs aboard the old car and headed for the woods road. Should be all right, right? Right. I parked and let them out. They raced away up the road. I pulled out my new toy, a pair of walking poles. I’d heard good things about using walking poles, and since I got a pair for Christmas, I was game for a go at it.


Two steps onto that road and I knew there was trouble. Carefully brushing aside the snow I discovered the entire road was solid ice beneath the snowy powder. I tried to call the dogs in, but they were having none of that. So, with trembling heart, I poked around with a pole. It slid away like a skate. Further poking and I hit something, frozen dirt. I took a step. Using the poles to find the footing I managed to make my way up the half mile plus slope and back down again. Yes, I slipped, many times, but using the poles kept me on my feet. They let me catch my balance where, without the extra support, I would surely have fallen. I have to say, these things are remarkable. Loving my new walking poles.


Now for the ROW80 check-in


The target for this round is 60K words on the new WIP. The count currently stands at 27K. It’s been a productive week.  Also this week I have written the synopsis for my next release, made the editorial fixes, and set up a teaser. We also changed the title from Shapeshifter to Children of the Wolf.

Yup, busy week.

Here’s hoping each and every one of you managed to out-do me this week.



1 thought on “A Slippery Slope

  1. Well, hallelujah for the new poles! I can only imagine snow, rain, freeze and snow can make for treacherous conditions! And of course the dogs wouldn’t come. They were probably pent up with cabin fever ready to expend their energy. So yeah, some scary stuff. No falling this year Pru! Stay warm and safe. Oh, and congrats on the word count. 🙂

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