I loved the Limpkin on the sign. He was staying out of harm’s way, though if a snake came along, maybe the snake should watch out. The second limpkin had a fish. You can see just the tail hanging out of his beak.
So I managed 3,000 words on You Had Me at Cougar yesterday, got edits on Wolf Wore Plaid and checked them out, no major changes, yay!, and it’s off to bookmaking, then I’ll get it back for copyedits and final proofing. And I worked on edits on Dreaming of the Highland Wolf novella and will make those changes this morning, and I need to write a letter to the reader for the 10th Anniversary Edition of Heart of the Highland Wolf, and then get back to writing.
We’re supposed to have storms, yay! I love storms. When we have only heat, sun, and humidity, it gets tedious. The clouds have helped to cool things down about 10 degrees. So this morning it feels like 91. Still hot, but better.
The original photo I took at Disney World. I love zoos and animals and so for the first time, I was able to see some of the animals at their Safari Park.
Well, still contemplating how to start my Wolff Bros story, and it drives me nuts when I’m trying to figure it out and don’t know where to go and the days are ticking away. Deadline’s looming. But I don’t want to jump right in and have to rewrite everything all over again.
Sometimes, I need to work on something else that I feel freer to write. So I wrote the first 3,000 words of You Had Me at Cougar. All I know is she has second sight and sees danger for the hero–Chet Kensington. He’s a special agent with the Cougar Special Force that take care of big cat issues–cougars causing trouble, humans causing trouble for the big cats, and danger is his middle name. She works in a bakery–and she is trouble. It all begins at Lake Buchanan. See, it’s hot here. And writing about swimming in a lake appeals.
In fact, I started Dreaming of the Highland Wolf novella with the hero swimming at the loch.
So I’m thinking I can write the start of Wolff Bros where she’s swimming in the indoor ski lodge when she’s not supposed to be. Then I get the swimming part out of the way, I feel good, cooler, and I can work my way outside into the snow.
Okay, I’m off to feed the ravenous puppies. And put out the garbage. And get to work. The temperature is only going to be 91 today instead of 97. But it’s already 85 and feels like 90, so it’s going to still be HOT.
Hope you all have a great weekend. I’m celebrating being free of one more deadline book! Yay! Dreaming of the Highland Wolf novella is done, sent to beta readers, and now I need to figure out a Christmas story at the ski slopes for Wolff Bros II. In 97 degree heat, snow and Christmas is far from my thoughts. lol
Have a great day. We don’t shoot off fireworks. Enough neighbors spend the money that we can just make s’mores, sit back, and enjoy.
I saw the green heron on my walk, the cougar in the zoo, lol. The cougars usually are half hidden, pacing, too far away, so I was glad to get a good shot of one close up and standing still. The green heron was a long ways away, but he turned out pretty good.
Still working on the Highland novella. It was so fun to write. I had to keep researching for it for the storyline details, but also–I had to remember to call lakes–lochs, dollars– pounds…
Because of how bad Texas has gotten with the COVID-19, we have to wear masks now for 3 weeks. Not that I wasn’t, but now it’s mandatory for everyone who wasn’t. I guess they’d prefer having everything shut down again. Our hospitals are getting overwhelmed! People don’t realize that it’s not just COVID-19, but if you break a leg, have a heart attack, get in an accident, you might not have a bed for you!
Have a great day! I’m off to work on the novella and play with the family in a little bit. 97 degrees and heat index is HOTTER.
It’s fun adding painted textures to a zoo picture that would otherwise be distracting when you want to emphasize the subject. These textures were from Daily Texture.
Do you have to teach a dog to chew, rather than swallow? Birds swallow. Maybe Tanner thinks he’s a bird. I gave them their flea medicine this morning, but this time was really watching them. I usually put them in their crates to do it because Max is slower at eating his food/medicine. Well, he chews his food, that’s why! Tanner just swallowed his.
I didn’t get anything done hardly yesterday, writing wise, edited, but only added about 70 words because I was busy with little one, then went to my daughter and SIL’s to have fajitas, and then the three of us girls dancercized to a program. That’s always fun!
I walked this morning, hot, muggy. I should go out and weed, but I really want to get somewhere with the novella. I wanted to start Wolff Bros 2, so I’ll probably start on Monday. Tomorrow, doing stuff with the family, and on Saturday also.
We have an extreme danger heat index today, and it will even be hotter tomorrow, so it will feel more like the desert, except for the high humidity.
I wrote another 3,000 words yesterday on the Highland wolf novella, but still need to write one more major scene and will be doing some edits today, or tomorrow. Little one will be here momentarily and that will put a crimp in writing and editing. But we’ll have fun. I got her some sight reading cards, so we’re going to start working on those. We were working on beginning reading books also.
A black bear and his very long tongue. A blue jay on the feeder.
Sooooo, my laptop died and I still haven’t gotten a return thingy even though it’s under warranty. I had to send it in immediately after I got it for Christmas as it was dead. So now it’s like it’s already been sent in so…wait, it has a 3 year warranty! So dying on me a 2nd time counts for too many times? ASUS Vivo Book Laptop. Remember that name in case you’re looking for a new thinner model: if you have a crashing laptop they might deny service under warranty.
Next, my main computer froze this morning, I was weeding and mosquitoes and fire ants were biting and it’s time to have a do over. lol
But, at least I managed another 3,000 yesterday on the novella, 4,000 more to get word count. And I’m getting somewhere on the back flowerbeds too despite the heat and biting insects.
We have another Saharan Desert dust storm this weekend, say what?
Have a great day!!! I’m off to finally get busy with writing!
I love them! They’re so pretty, especially when they’re green. I caught pictures of a Cuban anole also, but will share later. They don’t turn colors like the Carolina Anole but are brown with all kinds of interesting ridges.
I wrote 3500 words on Dreaming of the Highland Wolf yesterday. In a novella, you need to keep it to a single plot line–but since this one is Highland, wolf, and a romance, and I always have a mystery, some humor, some conflict, it still has to have a lot of variables to add in there. No dead bodies this time. I just don’t have room for them. lol
Skies are clearing of the Saharan Desert dust, yay! Went for a walk for the first time in several days.
I’m at the halfway point on the novella! Now, if I can only keep up the momentum. I’m hoping to have it done in 3 days–as in have written the story, then need to edit it, then I need to begin working on Wolff Bros II due back October 1st. I think I have to do Dreaming of the Wolf 10th Anniversary release novella also.
I’m off to work!!!
Have a wonderful, safe, and clean-air day! Well, as clean as it can be in a big city.