Coming up Roses

I know, sounds a bit trite, but it is what it is. Today for instance, I set out early with the dogs. We had some cloud cover and a stiff breeze, perfect for a walk in the hills. We hadn’t gone far when the wind shifted. I was suddenly bewitched by the scent of wild roses. They grow everywhere on this island; unpruned, uncut, and unhampered they thrive. At this time of year the air can be heavy with the scent. I love it.

As I walked along, watching the dogs snuffle and explore in the tall grass, drinking deeply of the scent of roses and clover, I reflected on just how good life has been lately. Oh sure, there have been a few blips, there always are, but it just keeps coming up roses. Yes indeed, life is good.

On that note, here is the ROW80 check-in, on time for a change.
1.      Finish the first draft of my current project and get it off to my editor.  CM Crawford is a great editor and has very reasonable rates. Heck, she’ll even work for Amazon gift cards. The girl loves to barter. You can find her on her page here:
2.      Get the next project over 15K words
Well on the way here. Over 5K words now.
3.      If Ms. Crawford gets the first project back to me in time, finish the second draft during this round. If not then I will finish and hopefully publish it during the last round.
So, one thing you can do to help is to go to my Amazon author page and hit the *like* button on the upper right side. Here’s the link. 
If you have an author page drop your link into a comment and I’ll go *like* it for you. Thanks for stopping by, good luck!

9 thoughts on “Coming up Roses

  1. Wishing you lots of roses! Hey, I thought you were gonna slow down over the summer, what with outdoor distractions and all….. You sure do keep your editor busy! Not that she's complaining!

  2. Way to go Prudence! You are rocking out the words and still finding time to get out of the house and enjoy nature! That's a win win in my book! Crossing my fingers for you when you send in pages to your editor!

  3. Hi Jess, thanks for the good words. I'm hoping to get the MS back late next week without too much to do to it. My editor (CM Crawford) often contacts me when she finds a problem area and we fix it before she continues. I love the fact that she likes to get involved with the author and to help make the book the best it can be.

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