Can you imagine telling a dragon what to do? Just pretend it’s a very big lapdog. Feed it well. Pet it nicely. Speak soothingly. And always remind him that you are the boss.
Now that you’ve had your lesson 101 in being in charge, I’m back to writing and trying to take charge of my characters. It’s not working. They often take over. And then there are the dogs. The granddaughter–toddler, you know. But in the end, it all works out.
A fan told me she couldn’t order The Witch and the Jaguar from Barnes and Noble. Amazon has a new way for authors to create print books, and I missed check marking the box that says extended distribution. So it’s done now and should be available soon. I thought I had created the print version of Darkland Elf, but apparently not. I had three book releases out in a few weeks, which is my excuse. I mean, I could make up a story–I went fishing with some dubious characters that I paid good money for and the boat wasn’t seaworthy. It wasn’t even theirs! We were two miles out when it began taking on water. Bailing wasn’t helping and when it sank, we had to swim in shark-infested waters back to shore.
I should have known a free ride is never free. I survived by out-swimming the the other guys. And half-drowned, I finally collapsed on the beach. Now, what has this to do with not putting Darkland Elf into print? Well, by the time I got back home, another six deadlines were looming…and that’s it! Really. Okay, okay, so that’s only a fun version. It really did have to do with deadlines that keep stacking up. I managed to get 3,000 written on the novella SEAL Wolf Team to the Rescue and have 10,000 to go, so over halfway done!!! But then I have to jump back on Wolf Brother story.
So that’s something else I need to do, the print version of Darkland Elf…one of these days. BUT when I was looking for that book, I came across the preorder for Destiny of the Wolf, coming July 30th!!! This is the original book–the new version the hero has a head! Yay!
10th Anniversary Edition of the book that launched Terry Spear’s immensely popular Silver Town Wolf series, with brand new bonus content including a novella and research notes from the author.
This Red Wolf needs answers, and she won’t let anyone stand in her way…
from her red werewolf pack, Lelandi Wildhaven arrives in Silver Town to
find out what happened to her sister. But some of the Silver Wolves
don’t believe her or her motives―instead insisting she’s there to make a
bid for the gray alpha leader’s heart―and they’ll do whatever it takes
to protect their home.
Pack leader Darien Silver can’t help
feeling the pain of the past, especially when Lelandi shows up, like a
ghost from his memories. When someone tries to silence her, he must
accept that things aren’t all they seem under his watch―and that this
enchanting red wolf might have a place here after all…
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) Silver Wolf Christmas (Book 5) Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Book 6) Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (Book 7) All’s Fair in Love and Wolf (Book 8)
What People Are Saying About Terry Spear: “A steamy, action-packed romance… This delicious alpha hero will leave you wild for more.” ―Nicole North, author of Devil in a Kilt, for Destiny of the Wolf “A werewolf tale that will have you believing they live among us! This a definite keeper on my shelf!” ―Paranormal Romance Reviews for Destiny of the Wolf “Chemistry crackles off the page… This wolf world feels at once palpable and even plausible.” ―Publishers Weekly for Heart of the Wolf “Essential reading for werewolf-romance fans.” ―Booklist for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply “A funny, fun, and extremely intriguing read.” ―Fresh Fiction for SEAL Wolf in Too Deep
Okay, baby is here and it’s time to get to work! Fulfill your destiny today!
I wanted to do more with this, but I have too many deadlines, so maybe later. I took the picture in a small town in Scotland that had a pretty pond and tons of birds. Really pretty. Love the bridge in the background. And I added the boat and woman.
She’s an army officer trying to hide her psychic talent; he’s trying to learn how her brother is tied into a murder–honor bound, he’s vowed to serve and protect–but his heart comes under fire when he takes on this mission.
Army officer Deidre Roux has hidden her psychic abilities until now. But ominous visions plague her and between the martial arts tactics her twin brother taught her and the hand-to-hand combat she learned in the Army—she’s realizing just how important these skills are for her well-being. When a reporter moves in next door, she’s not sure just what to think. Dave Carter owns a gun—it is Texas—and comes to her rescue when her brother suddenly drops into her life again.
From there it’s the normal stuff that women and men tend to do when they’re getting to know each other—boating, swimming, dancing—except for one thing…she’s trying to keep her secret under wraps at all costs, which is difficult to do when she’s under surveillance by the FBI, and people keep wanting her dead. Could a reporter, who’s not really a reporter, prove he might just have what it takes to keep her safe–for the long run?
It should be 365 days, not just for Valentine’s Day. Even if it means opening a door for someone, or giving a smile, thanking someone, giving a hug. Showing the world is not so impersonal as all that. I’m off to show some more love! Have a super, lovely day!
Maybe not, but I’m moving in a direction that I might need to change. Still, I have a story rolling, rolling, rolling, and I’m excited! I love it when I get an idea and can start moving to the end. I can change it. Sure I can. But I have to have something down on “paper” before I can change it.
I thought I was going to be behind yesterday on Wolff Bros story because I wrote all day on SEAL Wolf Team to the Rescue. But I must have been WAY ahead on word count, 3500 instead of 1500 because I was right where I was supposed to be. Which is good because today, I’m going to be behind. I’m concentrating on the novella because it has to be turned in sooner. I wrote 6000 words yesterday!! I hope to get 4,000 today and I’ll be close to halfway done. That’s the miracle of novellas. They don’t take as long to write.
Okay, I’m off to get going because it’s almost 8 am and I don’t even know how that happened. Do you?
“Okay, which is my best look, side view, or head-on?”
“Tanner, don’t encourage her. Maybe she’ll go off and take pictures of flowers or something.”
“I like getting my picture taken, Max. I’m very photogenic.” That’s my silly dogs for you. I keep telling myself I need to take treats out to capture their excited looks and not their bored looks. But I forgot. It was really windy, and their hair kept flying in front of their faces. Part of Tanner’s ear flew over his eyes when I took the one shot. I should have just taken a picture of all the hair in their eyes–sometimes the shots that are the most fun are the ones that show the real story.
The good news is that I think I came up with a story idea for the novella. I think. I just have to figure out how to write it. And I managed getting 500 words on my Wolff story, so I had word count, since I was 1500 ahead. And I finished proofing SEAL Wolf Surrender! Yay!
I’m off to keep after it. I’m not out of the woods yet. And I just got word I have some other books coming out on sale so I need to make up some graphics for that. Have a great day!!!
But it was all an illusion. Have you ever thought that and then new deadlines are looming and you’re like…well, shoot, now you’re even behinder (author made-up word that should be a real word) than before.
I managed to write my word count for yesterday, 2,000 words, catch up the 1,000 I was behind, and write an additional 1,500 to put me ahead of the game on the Wolff Bros, due April 1st, because I need to start writing on the new novella, due March 1st. BUT, I ended up with SEAL Wolf Surrender to proofread last night, due in two weeks. So yes, I was getting a little ahead, and now….behinder.
That means I’m off to work! Hope you have a deadline-less day. Hope I get an inspirational idea for the novella, SEAL Wolf Team to the Rescue. I keep thinking of where I want this to go, but it doesn’t work with my hero and heroine having a romance. So, still searching for a good idea.