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I had fun creating this from a DAZ3D unicorn, and Oscraps.

Okay, the words I love hearing: I love the book/novella, and it’s off to bookmaking! It’s the Red Wolf Novella that will come out in Seduced by the Wolf 10th Anniversary release.

I’m behind on my writing, but hope to make it all up this weekend. I have little one here, so today it won’t happen. I didn’t plan to have her today.

So I dodged the bullet on oral surgery, hopefully. I have a small stone in a salivary gland under my tongue. Why? Dehydration. Drinking too much tea and not enough water. Maybe using antihistamines too.

Anyway, so I have to get lemon drops to suck on. I couldn’t find any at my grocery store. I got sweet tart lollipops, the only thing I could find that might help. yuck. But I can’t suck on one all day when little one is here. Right away she wanted one. So we’re going to a different grocery store that says they have it. My SIL was instructed by my daughter to make sure I had some already. lol

Okay, off to type up some of my notes while she’s preoccupied!

Have a wonderful day and keep hydrated!

Terry

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

Do you ever have problems with focusing on things because there are too many other distractions? When I was learning photography, and will always be learning how to do better, I could be so OFF on my focus. Back of monkey, beautiful. All the strands of fur were in perfect focus. The face? A virtual blur. Not good. I took these 7 years ago, and miraculously, some turned out really well. lol

I’ve found with focusing on word count, knowing I can do better, I’ve been managing 2,000 per day on each of two books. I turned in my novella, but got Night of the Billionaire Wolf proofing to do, so I’m up to chapter 6 on that. And I was exercising while I was proofing, and I finished up a bear I needed to do. I started watching a French series about a thief in the woods, I guess a grim Robin Hood while I was working on the bear. And I made it to the 5th tower level in Tower of Time. So I’m able to get lots of stuff done AND get more writing done… and even have time to play, just with a little focus.

Yesterday, I was trying to get a better handle on weeding. It’s way out of hand and I can’t ever get ahead of it. So I put down some weed killer. I don’t like using it because I have so many beneficial critters out there I don’t want it to affect and I’m afraid it will kill plants I don’t want to kill. The yard guys put some down on my flowering dianthus. And yep, it killed it. It seemed like when I’ve tried this before, it really didn’t help eliminate the weeds, so we shall see. I just need some help at it, maybe until I can get it under control. Laughing.

Off to work! Have a great day focusing on what you want to do for work and play!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Birds of a Feather

Gymnastics, with Grandma, was a success! I’ll take her to the younger class one more time, and then we’ll try the older class without Grandma. She wouldn’t have gone in by herself without me, and she kept making sure I was still there, watching her. I asked if she could go to the bigger class without me, and she said, “No, with Grandma,” so we’ll see.

She didn’t take a nap again, ugh. I thought with all the tumbling and running she’d fall asleep in the car on the way home. She got quiet, which often means she has fallen asleep, but as soon as we arrived home, “Grandma, where are we going?”

lol So then I fed her lunch, tried all kinds of Grandma tricks, and nothing worked. Sometimes a walk will do it. She needs her nap. Grandma needs her to take a nap. lol

Four days to work on: Vampire Redemption, Highland Wolf, and need to proof Night of the Billionaire. Oh, and weed. It turned nice and warm this morning, so I was weeding first thing, but I picked up some weed killer for weeds in the grass that hopefully will help. With such a mild winter, even some of my flowers are blooming and the weeds definitely are and I can’t keep up!

Have a fun day!!! I’m off to get mine started. Well, more than it has been already!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Woohoo, Night of the Red Wolf Turned In!

A tree in Savannah, Georgia with the most beautiful old knot hole. I think this was in a very old cemetery. I saw a red hawk in a tree, but I didn’t have as long a lens when I was there so I don’t think it showed up very well. The owls were a fun add.

Okay, so today is gymnastics for Grandma and little one. Hopefully, this will work out. But it’s only temporary. She’ll have to move to an older class without Grandma if she wants to do this. It’s up to 2 1/2 and she’s 2 years, 9 months old. I don’t know why they don’t have it for up to 3. The next class is 3. So what happened to the kids in between?

I finished edits and turned in the Night of the Red Wolf, yay! It’s the new novella in the 10th Anniversary release of Seduced by the Wolf. I also managed to get 2,000 words on Vampire Redemption and 2,000 words on Highland Wolf! And made it to the halfway point on the 4th level of Tower of Time. So today is my non-writing day, though I want to get some more done if I can after little one leaves. She didn’t take a nap on Monday, so I never got writing during that time.

Anyway, I received Night of the Billionaire Wolf proofing, so I have to do that now. *sigh* I’m hoping it won’t make me behind on word count. Vampire Redemption is extra. It’s not my “official” word count requirement. But Highland Wolf is not, so I need to get it daily.

Alright, little one should be here in a few minutes. Off to get ready for an adventure!

Hope your day is a fun adventure!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Ever Feel Like You’re Stuck?

I’ve got to get unstuck on my writing.

Yesterday was a non-writing day, since I had to take care of my granddaughter and we were doing a million things last night, including taking little one to gymnastics to try it out. She was scared, cried, not ready for being left alone with a group of older kids who knew what they were doing.

Did you ever want to do something through your kids? Or did your parents do that to you????

Okay, so I admit when my daughter was five and all the other little girls were in ballet, like I’d wanted to do when I was little but my parents couldn’t afford it, I enrolled my daughter. After a few years of it, she wanted to do tap dance and jazz instead. I didn’t force her on anything. But later, she wanted to do gymnastics. I think she was about twelve, but all the kids had been doing it since they were little. So she didn’t go for very long.

So last night, this was an open session where you could try a kid out on it with kids that were probably about six. There was one new girl who was about 3 and a half, very outgoing. My granddaughter isn’t even three and she’s shy around new people. Instead of taking her to a class of preschoolers where moms sit this out now, Grandmom will be taking her to a 1-2 1/2 year old class where Grandmom (according to my daughter), must wear comfortable clothes to help out. Grandmom does just about everything in jeans, except for swimming. Walks. Hikes. Jeans are my go-to exercise outfit and for everything else.

Wait, Grandmom has to do toe touches? Grandmom has never been able to do toe touches except up to the age of about I don’t know, six? Cartwheels? Forget that. Handstands? Ha! Balance beams, I had cat like balance. Really! Hey, and I could do the monkey bars when no other woman in our mixed group of men and women could cross them during Army ROTC before having our breakfast in the mornings.

Anyway, I am always up for a new adventure. Maybe it will be in a story some time. I’m sure she would have tried some of the stuff if she’d had one of us in there with her, so we shall see. Once we reassured her all the kids were having fun, she wanted to go in and play on the mats, but she was still too scared.

In the meantime, oh, I did manage to get 1800 words yesterday, despite all the running. I actually did some writing sprints of 1000 before she arrived at the house, yay! But now, it’s a day of writing.

Tomorrow, Grandmom is trying out for gymnastics.

Have a super fun, stretchy kind of day! Limber up!

Terry

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

I worked on so many necessary projects outside, weather was gorgeous, that I didn’t get my writing done. I did finish all the edits on the novella, but need to add one more scene and it was too late, and I couldn’t think. Otherwise, once that’s done, I can turn it in.

I managed to add 1,000 at the last moment to the vampire book.

But I did use the extensions on the vacuum to clean the gutters, still working on it. It’s a major job, but I love being able to get it done and not pay someone $60 to do it every couple of weeks! I’m hoping once I get them cleaned out, the pine trees will stop shedding too much more, but if I keep after it, it won’t be that hard to do.

My pavers were falling underneath the fence also, adjoining my neighbor’s and so I picked up some stones to put under them, hopefully that will prevent them from sinking again. That was a job too.

And I was exercising while I was proofing the book, so I did get some things done. Just not all the word count I wanted.

Okay, little one is on her way, and I’m hoping I might get some word count when she takes a nap. Or…not. I got 1,000 words before she arrived. woohoo!

Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I’m on Fire!

Having s’mores on New Year’s Eve. I know, where are the marshmallows, right? I was a sticky mess and we were trying to keep little one out of everything. Next time, I’ll take pictures, then start my own s’mores. lol

In a good way! I’m really working to keep at my new doubled-up word count goals, yet still cleaning out storage closets and I want to try and get to the gutters today, if I can. I’m an early morning person, so I took a long walk this morning to get mail in the brisk cold, then began my day, before writing. If it wouldn’t make so much noise, besides that it needs to be a little lighter out, I’d be out there using the vacuum to try and clean out the gutters. When I was out in the country, no problem. But close quarters like this? I don’t want to wake anyone and have a bunch of angry neighbors. So I contain myself.

I’m on the third level of Tower of Time, a good ways through it, battling higher numbers and more monsters ever than before. So much fun. I think I’m in for another battle.

And I’m up to 10K on Highland Wolf, went through the queries again on Red Wolf, explained a few, and now really need to read through it and see if anything else needs changed. I might do that first thing this morning and do word count afterwards. At night, I’m more tired.

Yesterday, I had 3 ideas for Highland Wolf, which is why I was able to get somewhere on the word count with it fairly quickly. In fact, I was having so much fun with it, I was in the zone. I love it when that happens. I didn’t even get to the third idea, so I’ll work that in today. It means writing scenes out of sequence this time, but they’re good, fun scenes. I try to write straight through the story–from beginning to end, but sometimes I just need to write what the characters are showing me like in a movie scene!

Okay, I’m off to feed the dogs, take them out and begin working on the edits. I want to get those turned in today, if I can.

Tomorrow is baby day. She’s back after the long holiday break. I still try to get a 1,000 done after she goes home and maybe I’ll be able to do 2,000. I have 10,000 on Highland Wolf now, and 51,000 words on Vampire Redemption. Woohoo!

Have a great day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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So Many Things to Do…

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And I’m getting them done!

I was sorting through a couple of more closets, trying to organize them more. I took some stuff to Goodwill, stuff I wasn’t wearing, wouldn’t ever wear, stuff I had excessive of-. I used to have 3 bedrooms with 3 beds and now I’m down to two, but still had too many comforters, so figured someone else might enjoy having them. When Hurricane Harvey hit, I donated tons of clothes and linens and blankets and dog beds for the displaced, but I still have too much.

When I went to Goodwill yesterday, they were inundated with stuff piled into mountains and I asked why. Everyone was getting rid of stuff for a tax deduction before the end of the year. They had 200 people and only 2 of them to handle it. lol They average about 10 people bringing in donations a day.

Anyway, it makes me feel good when I get rid of things taking up space when I don’t have as much space as I did before and hope someone else gets some use out of them.

I wrote 3,000 words on Highland Wolf. Had a really fun scene and didn’t want to stop writing. Had another idea for a scene when I woke in the middle of the night. I was having trouble getting into the book, so was writing 2,000 words a day on it and 2,000 on vampire. But once I began to think of fun conflictive scenes, yay!!! On vampire, I wrote 1,000 because I also was starting edits on Red Wolf. So all my goals were met, plus an extra 1,000 on Highland wolf!

Well, except I got a vacuum extension and I wanted to try and vacuum the pine needles out of my gutters. I don’t have a ladder tall enough to reach them now. I gave it to my daughter and son-in-law. I wanted something where I didn’t have to worry about climbing ladders to do the work. So we shall see how it works today.

Have a great one!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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With a Little Bit of Imagination…

You can be anywhere you want to be.

I managed 3,000 words on the vampire romance, and 2,000 on the Highland Wolf yesterday, so all wins. I even reached the 3rd level of the tower in my game. I got edits for the Red Wolf novella last night though, so I’ll have to work on that. Usually when I get edits, I work on them straight through to the end. And I don’t get my word count. So today, fingers crossed, I’m going to get my deadline book word count of 2,000 and do the edits and maybe get 1,000 on my vampire romance, so I don’t lose ground on it.

See, here I thought I wouldn’t have the vampire book finished until the end of the year, but I might have it done, if I can keep up writing on both, by the end of the month. And, then I have another vampire romance I had started that’s at 24,000 words, I think, so I might start working on it too after I’ve finished the other. It would be so nice to finish up some of my works in progress this year. Then I’ll have to continue working on edits on the Red Wolf book tomorrow. It’s really clean, the editor said, so shouldn’t be too difficult.

I have to run errands today too. They always take a chunk out of the day. A necessary evil. Okay, 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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Take a Moment to Breathe

And enjoy the little things in life.

I’ve been working on word count, still going back and forth between writing on two books and getting 2,000 words on each, getting things done, and playing my game. And playing with pictures occasionally. Creating these take a lot of time, whether they turn out or not. Same with writing books. lol

The frogs and yeti are from Daz3D, the lily pads and some of the koi are from a picture I’d taken, the other koi are from pixelsquid, and grasses, rocks and water, background, individual pieces from Oscraps.

Okay, I’m off to write, play my game, make phone calls, write, play my game, write. Goal is 2,000 words per book. We’re under dense fog advisory this morning, rain later. I love both, as long as I don’t have to go anywhere.

Have a fun day and remember to enjoy the little things too!

Terry

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