This is a composite I did of the cloud picture I took at South Padre Island, the Tricolor heron at the birding reserve there, the seagulls caught in flight at Daytona Beach, and the water and sand from Daily Texture.
When I saw these interesting clouds over the Gulf of Mexico, I had to capture them. I’m glad I did!
Okay, I wrote 5,000 words on The Emerald Isle of Mist yesterday. I was having a great time! I need 4,000 words to reach my minimum goal. I might just have it, by Jove, by New Year’s! Well, we’re having lunch out and then building a bear, but after that, I’m sitting down to write all day and the same tomorrow until dinner and fireworks watching.
We had dense fog this morning. So cool. Naturally, I took pictures. Will share later.
Hope you all have a lovely day. A day at the beach like this would be grand, wouldn’t it?
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So I’m still working away on The Emerald Isle of Mists. We went to see Matrix yesterday. I liked it. I know a lot of people didn’t. I decided to take down my tree so I could get to cleaning really good, organize my garage again. We’re in for a freezing spell this weekend, so was out winterizing my sprinkler system. I’ll probably take my lights down ahead of the freeze just because I don’t want to do it when it’s so cold out.
But today, no more movies, so hope to get a lot done on Emerald today. I was thinking the island itself needs more mystery and fun stuff, so will be working in some more fantasy for that. I was thinking of some new mythical creatures and one my daughter showed me was Scandinavian, that looked interesting, so I might incorporate one of those in the story. Plus, when I woke at 5 this morning, scenes were filling my head of what would happen next, so now that I’ve put the tree up, etc, I’m off to write and write and write. Hopefully.
So I paused the series I was watching and took all the dogs out and when I returned with them, unpaused Wheel of Time and there’s no sound. I hadn’t touched the sound controller. Sometimes if I’m gone for a LONG time and restart a show, I have to turn up the volume again because it stops the sound. But I hadn’t been gone for any time at all. Sooooo, I tried a million things, then unplugged the sound bar and replugged it in. And it worked.
The thing was, I think it might be going out on me because it did that earlier too. And I hadn’t even left the room, paused the TV, or anything. The sound just stopped. But it’s an old soundbar my son gave me so he could get a new one for himself, just like the TV had been. It was so much better than my old TV. It was one of those ancient ones that weighs a ton and takes up a whole cabinet. You know the ones I mean. Before flat screens. And I’d never had a soundbar so that was cool.
Anyway, after six years his old TV went out on me. So I suspect the soundbar might also. Now, in the past, I’d say it was the fae. But I don’t know. If you look at this pixie’s expression, I’m rethinking things!
I’m off to work on the story. I have 15,000 words to go. Yay! From 2,000, ten years ago, to 45,000 in a few weeks, not bad! It might end up being longer than 60K…I never know. But I’m hoping I can wrap this up soon, let it sit so I can revise it with a fresh mind, and in the meantime, get started on the new deadline book–Kayla Wolff’s story.
I was thinking spring for them, but that could still mean snow (ski resort in Colorado). It just doesn’t even feel like winter here. We’re going to be at 84 degrees on New Year’s Eve. But watch us get snow in February. Weirder weather, you know. Okay, off to get to writing!
Oh, oh, oh, 10th Anniversary Release of Silence of the Wolf comes out tomorrow!!!
I was photographing birds yesterday and managed about 2500 words on Emerald Isle of Mists. I’m at the stage where I keep thinking on the story no matter what I’m supposed to be doing–like sleeping! I’ve been watching the series: The Wheel of Time, which is really good.
I see the birds are back, all kinds of varieties: cardinals, finches, sparrows, house wrens, chickadees, and more. And I’d like to photograph them, but I’m working on edits on Emerald first, and then I need to get at least 2500 words today, shooting to reach 45K today.
I was trying to get the dogs to all sit together for a photo. Here are my attempts, lol.
Okay, so my dogs will sit still on their cot since I used it for training since they were puppies and I finally resorted to that but I couldn’t get the corgis to sit on either side of them for anything. I had the treats and the corgis wanted to get closer to me. My dogs knew to sit on the cot until I released them.
At least I got them all to look at me, though Luna’s ear is in front of Max’s face. *sigh*. I will try again later!
I’m having Dog Days of Christmas and having a blast. Finished While the Wolf’s Away proofing, turned it in and I’m working on The Emerald Isle of Mist next!
I’m a little over halfway through on proofing While the Wolf’s Away, May release. I’m going to work on that all day. I approved both narrators for His Wild Highland Lass and Dawn of the Jaguar’s 15 minute samples, so they are off and running.
I’m going to have a doggy daycare here, so that should be fun. The corgis love me. Max adores Luna and makes Rilo and Tanner jealous when she comes. She’s the only female in the lot. lol
I’ll try to take pictures, but I’ll be busy trying to concentrate on the books too. I managed 488 words is all on The Emerald Isle of Mists yesterday, but I was working on proofing the other book instead, and we went to a movie yesterday, first time for my granddaughter. She wanted to see another one after that, not that we planned to but she loved it so much, though she was so tired, she fell asleep on the car ride home.
All right, got to take my dogs out again and then concentrating on proofing before the other dogs arrive and it’s utter chaos.
Have a super Christmas Eve!! Or Christmas Day if it’s there already!
Not giving up on The Emerald Isle of Mists. I’m sleeping it, thinking about it, watching the Witcher new series, though I admit I went back to the first season to re-watch it first. And I’m about a 1/3 of the way through proofing While the Wolf’s Away.
I have had internet connection issues all morning! So finally able to blog.
Okay, tomorrow all the dogs will be here. I will definitely be in the doghouse and will try to keep writing, keep proofing and take pictures!
Created with Daz3D Orcs and Goblin and Daily Textures.
So what makes the picture fun for me is that it’s telling a story. Like I tell a story. Is the Orc Boss at fault for not making his instructions clearer? The Orc Minion at fault for not doing his job? The Orc’s Advisor at fault for not making sure the Minion did what he was told to do? The Goblin at fault for being in an Orc camp?
What if the Orc Minion is in trouble for spreading some Christmas cheer?
Who knows, but I’m sure I can make up a story. lol
In the meantime, I’m at 34K on The Emerald Isle of Mists and on chapter 2 of final proofing of While the Wolf’s Away.
Have a trouble-less day!!! Whatever you do, don’t upset the Orc Boss.