So the rising cases of COVID-19…well, are rising. We figured a couple of weeks after Labor Day they would go up. The problem is that we have never gotten this under control. And so many are like done with it–done with the social distancing, wearing masks, now eating out, socializing, throwing parties. With nearly 200,000 deaths, when is this… acceptable? Non-existent? Just another case of the flu?
Tell that to those who are suffering from the effects long-term, or to those who have lost family members to it.
Okay, off my soapbox. I swear I’m not going to read the darn news. What I don’t know won’t kill me. Right?
We’re having rain and more rain, love it as long as we don’t have flooding from Tropical Storm Beta. But it’s cooled it down and I just love it.
I’m working on Cougar Halloween Trouble, and had disappointing news that Wolff Bros 2 won’t be coming out until January of 2022 now. But the good news is that I can write some more indie books to fill the void for next year. Right now, I’m working on cougar Halloween and then plan to write a full length cougar novel and a jaguar novella. I’ll have the Halloween novella done soon. The novel will probably be out in December. Jaguar? Maybe I’ll write that one right after Halloween cougar. I have started it, and I have a cover.
Have a great day and be safe! I’ve got to get to writing.
I’m hoping to turn in Tangling with the Wolf today. I finished writing it yesterday, and once I finish beta reader edits, it’ll be ready to go.
We’re under tropical storm warnings, had a light rain all day yesterday, ended up with 2″ of rain. And I got a ton of weeding done. Yay!
It’s so dark this morning, it’s like the sun never rose. It’s perfectly moody. It would be a great time to write the Cougar Halloween Trouble novella. We’re supposed to get more rain through Tuesday. My Weather Channel is doing weird things though. Instead of giving an hourly report from the hour it is now, it’s showing at 1 pm, 4 hours from now. Must be all the spooky stuff going on with the weather.
Little one is here and is watching Halloween stories, so I’m feeling in a spooky mood.
I need to do the edits from my other beta reader before I can send it in and then work on Cougar. I was looking at some photos of couples I could use. Looks like it’s going to be a pirate Halloween theme.
Hope you all are having a good day and hope the areas that have been hit so badly with all the other storms are going to be all right. We’ve been missing most of it.
It’s chilly out this morning and I want to weed!!!! It’s just beautiful out. But, they moved up the deadline on my novella because my editor is going on vacation. I wrote 7,000 words on Friday, yesterday got the last 3,000, and now it’s finished. I just need to type the changes to the last chapter, add the epilogue, and then send it off.
The best laid plans. I still need to write the marketing materials for Wolff Bros 2, oh, and the letter to the reader for Dreaming of the Wolf and then I’m off to write the Halloween cougar novella, earlier than I thought I could. Yay!
So weeding??? We’re under tropical storm warnings today, so not sure if I can get to it after I finish edits.
Have a great day! I’m soooooooo super excited to finish Tangling with the Wolf which will be in the 10th Anniversary of Dreaming of the Wolf! Woohoo!!!
Okay, I’m off to work. I managed 2500 words yesterday, 5500 to go. I did a ton of yard work, even though it was still way too hot. Today, it’s supposed to be 68 this morning, yay! So once it’s light, I’ll begin to work.
But I need to wrap this baby up–Tangling with the Wolf, here I come!
Trying this again. I was out in the heat trying to get some weeding done. Managed for an hour and half, but still didn’t finish one flowerbed. Too hot, sun already beating down. And then I couldn’t blog. WordPress hung up.
If you love shifters, mystery, intrigue, romance with some steamy moments, laughter, danger, and quite a bit of Christmas ambiance then you have to read JOY TO THE WOLVES!Close quarters make for a cozy Christmas…As Christmas approaches, red wolf shifter Brooke Cerise unexpectedly inherits an antique shop in Portland, Oregon. But when a missing reindeer calf turns up on her property, she becomes embroiled in a kidnapping case and the primary suspect of far-too-intriguing shifter Detective Josh Wilding.Josh doesn’t intend to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, but Brooke gets under his skin from the moment they meet, and he can’t help his instinct to protect her. These red wolves are both on the hunt for love, but there’s a mystery to solve before they can enjoy their holiday happy-ever-after.
Night of the Billionaire Wolf
Okay, running out of time to turn in the novella, so off to write! Have a great day!!!
With suggestions from the class guru, I was able to turn this scene into more of a winter scene. I love it. She had said not to do a color scheme like this, which is why I hadn’t, but she said my picture was the exception to the rule.
So yesterday, little one and I had the following discussion: “I want some popcorn.”
“You can have it when you stay overnight with me. Mommy will give some to me for the overnight stay.”
“Mommy doesn’t have any popcorn.”
“Oh, well, she’ll get some–for when you stay overnight.” I finally picked some up at the grocery store, but that’s kind of our special treat. Movies and popcorn for an overnight stay.
So I was telling her dad when he picked her up about our popcorn discussion. He said he had gotten some more at the grocery store and they’d eaten a bag of it the night before. Lol
Moral of the story, don’t believe everything a 3-year-old tells you.
I had to ship birthday presents this morning. Now I’m working on setting Tangling with the Wolf in the fall. We’re actually dropping down to 67 on Friday morning! Yay! I’ll be out weeding first thing then.
I was out taking pictures of jumbo mushrooms when I came across this sleepy bumblebee. So I was able to get really close, he stirred a little, and I was done.
Little one will be here and we’ll be decorating for fall. It will be like Christmas for her as we bring out all the decorations to set up and that will be fun for both of us. It doesn’t feel like fall. It feels like hot summer. But I’d rather have it set up and enjoy it for a longer while, than put it up and take it down to set up for Christmas in short order.
I’m halfway done on Tangling with the Wolf. I realized I don’t have a season for the story. Setting the season will make it feel more real. But what season??? A special event? New Years! Or Halloween…or fall, or spring, or summer or winter. I just need to figure out what I feel so I can dress my characters right. I realized I don’t have them dressed at all. Clothes and setting can reveal more about the characters….so need to put on my thinking hat.
The rainbow was so big I couldn’t capture the whole thing. And off to the right, you can see another rainbow on top of it. We rarely get rainbows, so when I peeked out the door to see if we had a lot of rain or not, I saw the rainbows. Grilled cheese was cooking on top of the stove, totally forgot about it while I grabbed my camera and ran out to take shots of the rainbow. There are more important things to do in life, you know.
Luckily, I rescued my grilled cheese sandwich before it was blackened.
I passed my no-hair portrait review! I’m still working on a couple of more, but I’m off to do short hair, and I’m watching medium fur dog lessons. I’ve been an epic fail on fur so far, part of the problem being that the dogs I have to work on have a mix of fur, so I’m going to watch all the videos from short to long fur, get the brushes and then work on some more dogs.
But in the meantime, I’m 3,000 words behind on Tangling with the Wolf because of working on edits on Wolff Bros 2. It’s off to the editor and now I’m up to 7,000 on Tangling. 13K to go. So nearly halfway. Love writing novellas!