I’m thankful to all those who work on the frontlines–who give of themselves daily, and often with a smile and a word of welcome. I’m thankful to those who wear a mask out of consideration for their fellow humans in an effort to keep themselves and others safe. I’m thankful to be here still to share a feast with my family that live close by, since we’re together all the time, but I had to share this quote, unknown: Zoom Thanksgiving beats an ICU Christmas.
I’m thankful I could finally get Covid-19 testing when for months and months we couldn’t. It’s not rapid, but it’s better than nothing.
Happy Thanksgiving, and to those who don’t celebrate, have a beautiful day, and stay safe!
I’m still dealing with this cold, sinus congestion, etc, but we’re looking forward to having turkey lunch for Thanksgiving. We were going to have my son-in-law’s parents here, but with the pandemic and all the health officials saying that it’s not a good idea, it will be just our small family since we’re together all the time because I take care of my granddaughter so much.
Hope you have a great day! I’m still feeling wiped out, but want to get more done on the book if I can.
She may be his destiny, but she’s not his first choice
Hospital nurse and newly turned red werewolf Carol Woods is being pressured by her pack leader to find a mate, but he’s the only guy in the pack who remotely attracts her.
Why is he playing so hard to get?
The fate of the pack rests on his shoulders
Gray pack leader Ryan McKinley doesn’t want anything to do with Carol unless she’s willing to embrace her wolf nature-no matter how beautiful she is.
But when a virus infects the local lupus garou pack, Ryan realizes just how wrong he’s been not to seize the moment with the woman he’s come to love. And now, it may be too late…
Silver Town Wolf Series: Destiny of the Wolf (Book 1) Wolf Fever (Book 2) Dreaming of the Wolf (Book 3) Silence of the Wolf (Book 4) A Silver Wolf Christmas (Book 5)
Praise for Terry Spear’s To Tempt the Wolf : “Ms. Spear’s has spun a web of drama that pulled me in… Get it; read it; you’ll love it!” –Romance Reader at Heart “A paranormal romp that sizzles! Action-packed romance and suspense-filled plot add up to pure magic. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Terry Spear is a great addition to the paranormal genre!” –Armchair Interviews
Still under the weather today. I know this is just a head cold and sinus issues, but with the state of the world we’re in today and just to make sure it’s nothing more and they now have some testing places for it when they haven’t in the past, I’ll take a COVID-19 test. No rapid tests available, so I won’t know for 3-4 days. I will be staying home during that time, just in case.
I don’t know how many cases I’ve heard where someone doesn’t feel well, gets the testing, then runs all over the place, then a few days later learn they have the virus. Really?
Off to put the word out about the book release. I’ve been feeling so poorly, I just didn’t even think about it until this morning–after I wrote another blog, so set it up for tomorrow to post.
I took the photo at the zoo in Waco some years ago and then I painted the photo using brushes in Photoshop.
I managed 1500 words yesterday on the story. I’m 500 short of my goal for 70K. Now I just need to finish it! Easier said than done. lol But that’s really the fun part. Finishing it so I can really edit a whole book and make it better.
Tomorrow Wolf Fever, the 10th Anniversary Release is out!!!
I have 3 snow leopards in my polar bear series, 3 brothers that I want to write about. This is a photo I took in Omaha, and the snow leopard is Photoshop painted, then added Daily Texture winter overlays.
I managed to get my 2,000 word count yesterday for Cougar Christmas yesterday, despite feeling miserable. I had an awful sore throat for the last 3 days and all through the night. I knew every time I swallowed, it hurt so bad. Then I think I finally was so tired, I fell asleep. This morning, my throat feels much better. I’ve coughed for the last two days, headaches, sinus issues. I’m hoping by Thanksgiving Day I’ll be feeling better. I think it’s just a cold. Little one gave it to me from her daycare. At least I hope that’s all it is.
I’ve been editing through the story, making changes to fit other changes I made later on, but have some ideas I need to start writing in the story. Still need to do the proofing on The Wolf Wore Plaid.
I turned in Dreaming of the Wolf 10th Anniversary edits, yay! And immediately got The Wolf Wears Plaid edits. lol
But next Tuesday Wolf Fever 10th Anniversary release comes out, so I was working on the video trailer and I was editing Cougar Christmas Calamity.
My granddaughter gave me her cold, so I’m feeling under the weather. I’m going to try and get plenty of fluids and rest so I’ll feel better by Thanksgiving. After picking her up from daycare yesterday, I won’t be taking care of her until the week following Thanksgiving–though Momma said I could take her overnight if I wanted–lol–no. Not when I feel this bad and I have another deadline to take care of it. It’s easy, final read for proofing on the Highland wolf, so no problem. Little one was so cute. She didn’t want to go to a birthday party at the daycare because she wanted to come home with Grandma. She really is a sweetie.
So when I was trying to work on Wolf Fever’s video, I’d just finished edits on Dreaming of the Wolf, set in the summer in Colorado. I was thinking flowers, butterflies. Whoops, wrong book. I had the right story line for Wolf Fever, wrong season. Fall? Was it fall? Nope, spring, so it was still cold at night and in the mornings. I have to look up temperatures for an area I write about because for me, Spring–like Feb/March, we have flowers, then flowers all summer long through the fall, and it’s warm, stormy sometimes, but it’s not the same in Colorado. Then I’m working on Cougar Christmas and it’s cold, winter, snow, Christmas, North Shore. No wonder I get confused about the seasons in a particular book.
I was out this morning, finally feeding the poor birds, found lots of monarch caterpillars on the milkweed, so took pictures of them, got rid of a bunch of milkweed bugs and took a picture of flowers flowering that had just been too hot in the summer and now are blooming again. One sunflower that is about 10 feet tall, or taller, finally bloomed! It’s from a seed carried by birds since I hadn’t planted any there.
I’m off to try and write. I only managed 300 words of my 2,000 on Cougar Christmas Calamity yesterday, just felt lousy. I feel the same way today. If I can’t write, I’ll start proofing the other book so I can turn it in before Thanksgiving.
The Schedule of Releases for Next Year–But I’ll have more…once I figure out what to write.
I’m off to write. I need to change out my Dreaming of the Wolf dedication–but other than that, it’s done! Then I’m back to writing on Cougar. I don’t have little one to take care of next week, just to see the family for Thanksgiving. So I’m hoping I’ll get a lot of Cougar done. I need to remember to pick her up this afternoon though. She’s had a cold and I think she’s given it to me. Ugh.
So I finished my silly dinosaur painting. I can’t draw stick people, so I thought this wasn’t too bad for my first ever attempt to take a coloring page and turn it into something that looks more 3-D. I know he’s got a really big eye, and it’s not very lizard/reptile like, but it was a fun practice in creating an eye anyway. Have you ever seen a roadrunner’s eye? They’re huge.
This is not the contest version because I added dandelions and mist and another texture for fun. I extended his teeth and claws, worked on him some more, finished the pterodactyl and I’m off on another adventure. It’s still not as real as I would like it. I would add more texture to his skin, but I need to move on!
I now have little one two days in a row. I’m used to having a day break in between to write and edit. Plus, with picking her up on other afternoons, it’s cutting into my writing time and I need to get more focused on that. But I did manage to get to chapter 8 on edits on Dreaming. It has 21 chapters plus 8 chapters and an epilogue on the novella at the end. Hope to get 7 chapters today and the rest tomorrow.
The new grandbaby is definitely going to be a boy! We’re all excited.
Okay, so I have NEVER painted a flat coloring page on Photoshop and tried to create a 3-D character. We’re supposed to use only one brush in the course, so that limits things, no textures on the dinosaurs, so everything has to be done with the one brush by hand. It’s a contest, but we have some real talented artists in the course and it will be no contest, really. I’m totally new at this and doing it as an effort in learning how to add shadow and color to create more of a 3-D character.
So for me, it’s just a chance to begin to create something that is more realistic. I have a long way to go and just started on the flying dinosaur in the background with one layer of paint. I took the original background picture at Disney World and painted all of it. The dinosaur still needs a ton of work, hope to add more feathers on his legs, but you should have seen it when I first began it! I guess he looked as flat as the pterodactyl in the background. I tried to simulate feathers and make him more colorful because they’re now saying that a lot of the dinosaurs were feathered and more colorful than we envisioned.
We’ll be finding out whether my daughter’s baby will be a girl or boy today, and I have little one to take care of. My granddaughter says it will be a girl.
What if it’s a boy?
It’s not going to be a boy.
Wouldn’t you like a little brother?
They’re weird. Little girls are cute.
She is three and a half and has been going to a daycare where all the kids her age are boys. So it’s not like she doesn’t have some experience with boys. lol
I got my word count in yesterday on Cougar, 6,000 words to go, but I started also working on edits on Dreaming of the Wolf’s 10th Anniversary Release. It’s hard to get anything done on days I have little one, so they’re non-writing days. I’m hoping to at least get through 5 chapters on Dreaming today and 5 tomorrow when I have her and maybe finish up on Friday.
Have a great day!! I’m excited about Thanksgiving next week.
The supporting characters were fun, charming and I am hoping they all get their own stories. Maverick, Ethan, Adam, Lucas and Mr. Lee kept me laughing through out Joy to the Wolves their slap stick humor was brilliant as was their teasing. There were a few of them that gave the plot a few twist that I did not see coming.
I truly enjoyed Joy to the Wolves. It’s a brilliant beginning to a new series by the amazing Terry Spear. Joy to the Wolves contained some danger, a mysterious puzzle to solve, fun, unforgettable main and supporting characters that in time I hope to see with their own books in the Red Wolf Series If you are a huge Paranormal shifter lover, a huge fan of HEA then you are in for a holiday treat.Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read by Deb
If you’ve been seduced by the shifters of the Red Wolf pack, USA Today bestseller Terry Spear has a new series you’re going to love!
Red wolf shifter Brooke Cerise inherits an antique shop in Portland, Oregon, just in time to open for Christmas. But when a missing reindeer calf turns up on her property, she becomes a suspect in a kidnapping case and encounters another red wolf shifter in Detective Josh Wilding. These red wolves are on the hunt for love, but there’s a mystery to solve before they can enjoy their holiday happy-ever-after.
Spend every Christmas with an unforgettable shifter hero from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear: “An enchanting tale of kismet―werewolf style!”―Fresh Fiction for Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas “The best of holiday romances…a howling good time.”―Long and Short Reviews for A Silver Wolf Christmas “A holiday treat―romance that sizzles and entertains.”―Fresh Fiction for A Highland Wolf Christmas “Sensuous, heartwarming romance, enhanced by an adorable wolf pup and winter-time fun.”―Library Journal for A Very Jaguar Christmas “Delectable…a ‘Recommended Read’ for Christmas and all year long!”―Romance Junkies for A SEAL Wolf Christmas
I definitely have more stories in store for the red wolves! Adam has his story next year. Maverick–so many of my fans wanted to read Josh’s twin brother’s story, so it will be off to the reindeer ranch with Maverick’s fun story in 2022, the Christmas story for that year. Lucas, the teen, will definitely be getting into more trouble. I’m sure Mr. Lee will be back for a return to the mayhem!
It turned cold! Well, for us. Forty-two is cold when we’re getting into the 80s every day. It was 70 yesterday morning. Managed another 3,000 words on Cougar Christmas Calamity.
Something was messed up on Amazon as far as the series goes for Heart of the Huntress, the vampire/hunter series. So I was trying to get that sorted out this morning and realized–ack! I don’t have three of the titles in print. So when I get a chance, I need to get Huntress for Hire, Book 2; Forbidden Love, Book 3; and Deadly Liaisons, Book 4 in print. I do have some of those in audiobooks! So I was surprised they weren’t in print also.
And, I still need to do the edits on Dreaming of the Wolf. *sigh*
My mid-key hand-painted background needed tweaking, so hopefully I did it correctly this time. I’m ready to submit my parrot after that. And I’ve worked on a low-key background and a butterfly on a flower for the low key one for after that. Then I need another of each again….
Okay, really off to work! Have a super great day. The cold is fun. And perfect for the cougar Christmas story I’m working on!