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Zinnia

I finally managed 1,900 words. I was shooting for 2,000, hoping for 4,000, need 14,000 words for word count.

Have a fun day!!! I’m trying to figure out what to say…next.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Can You Imagine…

Running into one of these big cats? Saber Tooth Tigers…don’t run, maybe climb a tree???? Jaguars and cougars climb trees. Not sure about these big guys.

I’m 6,000 words ahead so I can start working on the Legend edits and not be behind on word count for the current story. Only 16K to go to make word count on Red Wolf Christmas!

Have a great day!!

Terry

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SALE!!!-Highland Werewolf Box Set

The Highland Werewolf Box Set
by Terry Spear
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Terry Spear’s Wolf Bundle: The Heart of the Wolf, Destiny of the Wolf, and To Tempt the Wolf Kindle Edition

Terry Spear's Wolf Bundle: The Heart of the Wolf, Destiny of the Wolf, and To Tempt the Wolf by [Spear, Terry]

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“A solidly crafted werewolf story, this tale centers on pack problems in a refreshingly straightforward way.” —Romantic Times, 4-star review

About the Books in This Bundle:

The Heart of the Wolf
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year: “The vulpine couple’s chemistry crackles off the page.”

Bella is a red werewolf, sole survivor of the fire that killed her entire pack. Forced to flee her adopted gray pack when the alpha male becomes a vicious threat, she struggles to live as a lone wolf, until Devlyn, the gray male who rescued her as a pup, comes to bring her home.

When a local red werewolf goes on a killing spree, Bella and Devlyn must flee the murderer, the police and their vengeful pack leader. With the full moon rising, and her heat upon her, Bella can’t resist the pull to her destined mate, even if means Devlyn will have to face the wicked alpha male in a fight to the death…

A sizzling paranormal romance based on extensive research on how wolves live and behave in the wild, The Heart of the Wolf creates a fascinating world of nature and fantasy.

Destiny of the Wolf

Lelandi Wildhaven is determined to discover the truth about her beloved sister’s mysterious death. But everyone thinks she’s out to make a bid for her sister’s widowed mate…

Darien Silver blames himself for his mate’s death. When her twin arrives in his town, he finds himself bewitched, and when someone attempts to silence her, he realizes that protecting the beautiful stranger might be the only way to protect his pack-and himself…

By Terry Spear, author of Heart of the Wolf, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Destiny of the Wolf delivers action, adventure, suspense, and romance.

To Tempt the Wolf
Wildlife photographer Tessa Anderson must prove her brother innocent of murder charges. But when she discovers a gorgeous naked man barely alive on her beach, she’s got a new world of troubles to deal with, not least of which is how he affects her with just a look, a touch, or a whispered word.

Hunter Greymore is a lupus garou, a grey werewolf. Hoping to keep a low profile at Tessa’s cabin on the coast, he’s drawn into her life-and into her bed. His animal instincts war with his human half, but in the end, the only thing he can do about this fascinating, adorable woman is to leave her forever -unless she becomes one of them.

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Okay, I’m off to write!!!! I was out weeding this morning, hot, muggy, awful, but at least I got most of it done. It helped to have done the days of weeding earlier because this was easier to pull up this time.

Have a fun day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Bath Time for Birds

I’ve never seen a bird take a bath in the fountain. Smart bird. Hot day. This juvenile cardinal was having a ball.

I managed 2,000 words yesterday. I wanted to write more. I was reading an article about sleep. Six hours or less a day is equivalent to 2 days with no sleep as far as the brain functioning well. Okay, so I definitely need brain function to write. Now how do I sleep better????

Baby is on her way. Bug terminator better be on his way. I have a swarm of red wasps in my foyer. They don’t seem to be building a nest, not that I can see. Though I am avoiding the area. I tried taking pictures from inside the house. I had to have my daughter drop my granddaughter off in through the garage until the terminator gets here.

One day when I lived in Crawford, Texas, I was watching out the window as I was writing my story, and saw several bluebirds diving at a wasp nest they were building. Every time a new wasp showed up to add to the nest, one of the bluebirds would dive down and the wasp was history. It was wonderful!!! I was having a terrible time with the wasps. Hate using hornet spray, but the best little bug killers around? Bluebirds. I’ve never seen anything like it!

Have a wasp-free day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Mine…all Mine

In the wild, the hummingbird is asserting its territorial right to all the zinnia flowers in the garden while the monarch butterfly is trying to ignore the bird. Yesterday, a giant yellow swallowtail was harassed by another hummingbird. Two hummingbirds chase each other off all the time too. And a red-bellied woodpecker is not happy that the cardinal is on HIS feeder, chowing down.

My two-year old granddaughter is the same way. “Mine,” I hear all day. Even when she knows it’s not, if she claims it, she feels she has a right to it, unless Grandma says, “No, that’s Grandma’s.” And even then, if it’s something she really wants, she will insist, “Mine.”

Depending on what it is, Grandma will let her play with it, but it’s still Grandma’s.

During my research, I’ve been reading about people who take metal detectors on “abandoned” property, looking for treasure. The property is owned by someone, maybe an absentee owner who still pays the taxes. So when the trespasser obtains the “treasure,” is it really…his? When someone finds something that’s of a huge value, after he’s bought the property, can he keep it? It seems that yes, sometimes, sometimes, no.

So I changed my story to the owner finding the treasures in her shop as part of her inheritance, rather than buying the property from someone who had inherited the property and sold it off. End of gray area. And it makes it more personal for the character also.

A point in fact: A master’s painting had been stolen from a museum. It had to be returned to the museum. A beautiful antique chest had a secret drawer and the new owner, while refurbishing the furniture, found it full of jewelry and cash. He could have kept it. But he didn’t. He contacted the owner and gave them their treasured possessions. He wanted the beautiful chest. That was the treasure to him.

In another case, a man was digging on his new property, to plant a garden, and discovered a cache of jewelry and other valuable items. It turned out his neighbor had been robbed by the previous owner and the items were buried in the backyard! If he’d tried to sell it, the police might have been alerted that the property had been stolen. And that would certainly be a new twist to a story, wouldn’t it.

So it’s something to think about when you find buried treasure. Hopefully…you won’t find buried bones.

Okay, I’m off to write. I wrote 2,000 words on my day “off.” Isn’t it awful to have a day off from writing, only to spend it babysitting? lol Though we have fun. I hope to take her to Galveston Island to the glass pyramids one day to see the aquarium and tropical pyramid.

Have a super day!!! I’m off to get busy. The days is all MINE.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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All Families Have Secrets

Whoops, ran out of time. Granddaughter is here and I’m off and running!

Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Research Helps…

to get me on track.

Superfast Wing-Flapping Pipevine Swallowtail on Zinnia

For Red Wolf Christmas, I’ve done tons of research. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in what I’m reading, I can’t stop reading. But guess what? It can pay off in the long run. I think, man, I wasted a whole day writing. Or two whole days writing. And nothing has come of the story. How did that happen? That’s how it happened. But…days later, something finally clicks.

And I’m thinking, wait, that would work in the story! So I was writing, got a 1,000 words early yesterday morning, then finally got another in the afternoon, slowly, but then the story started to gather steam. Three-thousand words. Four thousand. That’s what I was shooting for so that I could have some extra words (2,000 a day for the next couple of days so when I do the edits on the 10th Anniversary of Legend of the White Wolf I won’t be behind). But I was still going. Five thousand. Time for bed. But I printed off some pages to edit in bed and realized as I was editing, I had more to say. And more and more. I have to type up the edits, but it was getting so late, I will write the rest today. And that will give me a start anyway.

So see? All that research paid off. That’s why I absolutely cannot write an outline of my book. It doesn’t work for me. As I was searching for a place to set one of the plats of land, I found this neat online plat and owner finder. Who would have ever known? She had the deeds, but she didn’t know where one of the plats of land was located. And so I was looking for a place to set the plat and the town just hollered to me. Here! This is it! The name? Christmas Valley. It’s a Christmas story. Yes! And there’s a neat history to it. Soooo, more research, more story plot, more words.

Speaking of which, I need to get busy. Have a super fun day!!!

I’m off and running! Again. Yay!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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10th Anniversary Legend of the Wolf Came In!

I caught up! I wrote until late last night until I had over 4,000 words, but in the meantime, I received edits on the 10th Anniversary release of Legend of the White Wolf last night. The good thing about the 10th anniversary releases is that I don’t have multiple edits on them. It’s just a case of reading the whole book, and the new novella I wrote at the end of the book, that I need to proof one time only. The bad thing about doing the edits on different books ALL the TIME is that I lose stride on my new book. Just think, it’s like being thrown into a time-travel spin, tossed back a decade earlier to another time and place and wolf pack. I get wrapped up in the old story, and then I’m thrown back into the present. New book, new names, new wolf pack. Where was I again? What was the story about? What was I trying to solve???

Don’t you love the new cover for Legend of the White Wolf? I loved the wolf on the original cover, but the cover didn’t fit any of the series. And the headless guy with only a bellybutton showing? The new cover is much, much better.

Okay, I cancelled on a pool date with the kids. Working on Red Wolf Christmas this morning, hoping to get my word count early, and then maybe I’ll jump on the white wolf edits. But I dread getting wrapped up in that story, and having a time getting started on the other. So maybe I’ll just work on Red Wolf and jump on the other in a couple of days.

Peril on the Sea

Have a great day! Mine better be productive!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Word Count–Fail

I managed to capture a couple of pictures of the hummingbird on zinnia!

But I didn’t make my word count. It’s not like I wasn’t trying. I’m editing, and that means removing as much as adding. Okay, so I repeated that HOW many times? Really???? No wonder my word count was going to town.

And yes, my characters are happy, happy, happy, but I have them smiling and laughing and chuckling HOW many times? Ugh. So there goes some more word count. I have to add NEW stuff. Conflict. Answer questions. Remember to turn on the Christmas music in the antique shop. At 105 degrees heat index, I keep forgetting it’s cold in the story and Christmas!

I want to get my word count for yesterday and today. I really, really do, but…it’s only going to get there if I can come up with some reasons for what’s happening.

I do NOT have writer’s block. I refuse to say it’s writer’s block. I don’t want to use that as a crutch. I just need to think…harder.

Okay, off to think harder and do more edits, but I’m nearly to the end of what I’ve written and then I don’t have anything else to do…but write.

Have a glorious day!!! I’m really, really, really going to get some word count today.

Terry

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Writing Day…but…

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly on Zinnia

I don’t know what to write!

I love it when I can run with ideas, not so much when I’m not sure where to go with the story. I’m still editing, watching four little cardinal babies eating seeds, two blue jays flying back and forth, a darling little wren hopping about, and a red-bellied woodpecker sliding up a tree.

Ah-ha! You say. I’m distracted. But no…just don’t know where to go with the story. That’s the problem with having to stop and do edits on two other books. I’m over halfway done and it’s the slide down the other side to the end. Woohoo! But I have a lot of mysteries to unravel and so I need to brainstorm a lot.

We’ve got another scorcher. Huge thunderheads last night, but nothing came of it. Unfortunately.

No matter what, I’m GOING to write. I’m determined. And it will be a great day. No baby to distract or other errands to run. Just writing. And birds, galore. Awwww.

Okay, okay, I went out and cut a rosebush way down that was growing out of control, and I took pictures of the birds. Now…it’s time to write.

Have a delightful day.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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