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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.


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.


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Whirlwind of a Week

Hi folks,

So here we are again and I have to confess, I’ve been on the run steady. However, I haven’t managed to do any of this.

However, I have been doing lots of this sort of thing

In here

The result is I am so sore I can hardly function, so today we went looking for faeries here

hoping they could help, but they weren’t home so I am out of luck.

Actually I have about another week of work to complete in K’s studio then I can get back to the writing. In the meantime I’m jotting down notes for the next book on the list.

So, drop me a line and let me know what you’re up to; I do enjoy hearing from you.

Oh, don’t forget to keep an eye out for Claimstake, the fourth book in the Nova Series. It is due to come out in mid September.

So, What’s Next

Well, it’s over, sort of. I spent the week editing and tidying up Beyond Nova and now it’s in the hands of the editor. I will readily confess I took a couple of days where I avoided the whole idea of work.
But that time of play is over.
Now it is time to decide on the next project.
Once we have a project it is back to this for several weeks.
I have several starts on file. I call it my Nits and Bobs file. It has nearly a dozen partial stories that have been gathering dust there for years. I will review them all, think up a few more ideas, confer with my editor and friends, and then choose the next effort.
Right now I’m having trouble deciding which way to go, fantasy adventure, romance, both together maybe? Feel free to chime in any time folks, I’d love some input.

Testing the Waters

For those of you who know me, you know I can be a bit opinionated on certain subjects. E-book pricing is one of those things I feel strongly about. So many people work their butts off for months, even years, to produce a body of work they hope will provide you, the reader, with a few hours of entertainment. Please consider this for a moment.
Most e-books are priced between $0.99 and $5.99. What’s a latte cost? How much would you pay for a cab ride across town? How many times have you paid three times that for a hard cover book then left it on the shelf? What about the movies? How many times have you gone to the movies, paid the ticket, stuffed your face with greasy overpriced popcorn and low grade chocolate, and then washed it down with watery soda pop, all the while with your feet stuck to the floor by something someone else had spilled there days before, only to endure a bad film? How much did you pay for that experience?
Now, in the face of all that, curling up in your favorite chair, e-reader in hand, for several hours of entertainment that costs about the price of a Starbuck’s coffee doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
So, what’s the point here? The point here is simple, authors work their tails off to bring out a $2.99 book, and they deserve to be paid. I often search out new authors and I always pay the asking price. I’ve been offered free copies by the writers, but I always buy the book. They deserve to be paid. Have I read some bad stuff? Yes I have, but I have found some real gems as well.
Anyway, what the heck has brought on this rant anyway, you may well ask. I’ll tell you. In spite of my rather strong opinions on the subject, I have offered up my latest work, Immortal Tigress, for free on Amazon. For the next three days the best work I have ever done will be out there for free.
Why? In all honesty, I am hoping to attract some new readers. This is where I ask for your help. Folks, if you could check out the page and hit the like button it would be a great help to me. Also, if you have read the book and feel so inclined, a glowing review would earn my undying gratitude. JSo, how about it folks, can you help me out here? I’ll do the same for you anytime you need, just ask.
Also, if you are a writer who has tried this experiment, please let me know your thoughts on its effectiveness.  Happy reading!