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I took this picture in a bird blind at the writer’s retreat I went to a few years back.

I’m off to get my day started. I ended up writing lots yesterday and turned in my edited Jingle Bell Wolf. I wrote 8848 words yesterday.

I had to fight a witch on the main quest and that meant writing 4,000 words. I thought I would really be somewhere on the game story, but then I had to fight another critter for 1200 words. I was getting really tired of writing by then. But then it opened up another area, and I wrote another 2,000 words to get into another area. You get maps and it opens up new quests and battles. So yay! By the time I was done with writing and began working on editing, I had written 8848 words. So I’m up to 67K on White Wolf, and 27K on Saving the White Cougar.

Have to shop for setting up little one’s birthday party–family only, and drive-thru baby shower with my daughter, so trying to get a little writing in before we go. And then afterwards, really getting into the writing again. I have to do 2400 words to get into another map area, so shooting for that–or at least part of it before we take off.

Have a great day!

Terry

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

An elephant and the vulture.

The zoo in Waco has a ton of vultures in many of the exhibits. This is just one of the enclosures where they hang around.

I finished the edits on Jingle Bell Wolf, turned them in, and am now back to work on White Wolf, though I hadn’t stopped working on it, getting 3,000 words in a day every day, even on granddaughter days.

My daughter reminded me the baby is due soon, and that will be a real upheaval to all our lives. We’re trying to plan an early birthday party for my granddaughter because she would turn 4 only 2 weeks before the baby’s due date, but if it came early, which we weren’t really thinking about–forget a celebration for little one. We’re just doing family. Last year, we didn’t even do that during the Pandemic. But we’ve seen each other the whole time, so we’re in this together.

Also, she wants to do a drive-through baby shower, so trying to help her with both events.

And keep up with my writing.

I’m at 63K on White Wolf, need 17K to have the word count. I’m getting there! I haven’t been doing a lot of edits on it, just writing, so that’s going to be a job when I finally really work on that. It’s due April 1st, but because of the other things going on in our lives, I’m hoping to have it done in a couple of weeks. I’ll start on the next wolf book though–Billionaire Wolf. It’s due July 1st, but hope to get it going before all the wildness happens.

Have a great day and stay safe!

Terry

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

So I was working on this yesterday in between writing, and taking care of my granddaughter. I had to take a different cardinal photo I had captured of a male cardinal and add the tail to this one since some of it was hidden by the shepherd’s pole. He has a seed in his mouth, if you wonder what that is.

Okay, so I couldn’t get myself up this morning, but had to. Usually I’m up by 5 am, so a super slow start to my day and it means blogging late, and getting a start on my writing late. Dogs and little one are fed, and it’s time to get something else done. I did embroider the Armstrong bear last night, need to make its sash and bonnet next.

Have a great day!!

Terry

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

Cheetah Art created with background and water overlays, bird overlay from Oscraps, Cheetah from Renderosity, and textures from Heather the Painter, Jessica Drosnan, and Daily Textures.

Little one will be here soon, so off to try and get some writing done before she is! Maybe I can work on my bears while she’s here!

My daughter was telling me she could safely deliver a month earlier than planned, so ack, that means getting things done before that happens. I’ll be helping her with my granddaughter and with my newborn grandson at that point. So I expect a dive in word count goals.

It’s supposed to be in the 70s today and tomorrow, so we’re going to go for walks!

Have a great day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Let a Unicorn Into Your Life

A little fantasy can be better than reality. And in reality, the unicorn is the official national animal of Scotland. I love Scotland. How cool is that?

I’m about halfway through on a 4th round of edits on Jingle Bell Wolf–my own, not editor’s. I still need to add some things to the earlier chapters, but I’m moving forward to change anything in the last chapters that need to be clarified.

I realized that the editor had moved some sentences to other places that she felt made more sense, which was fine, until I began reading the passages and realized the switch changed POVs midstream. I’m really careful about not doing that, so I had to fix all the POV issues then. One little change can make all kinds of new issues. I could just imagine not catching that now, and then another editor would say I switched POVs and me wondering how I’d made the mistake!

I’m off to work on a little word count on White Wolf, and I did some more on Angel Fae yesterday. I was making the changes on Jingle Bell Wolf also this morning…And I haven’t gotten to the bears yet.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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

I love the little bluebirds. I didn’t ever think they’d come, just seeing one in a blue moon, and now I have several.

I began working on the edits on Jingle Bell Wolf. I go through it one time, twice, three times, accepting all the small stuff. Now I’m printing out chapters and rereading them and making changes. I just need to take a break from the computer to see what needs to be changed and a printed version helps me to see that. I still have a long way to go, but no picking up my granddaughter tomorrow, so I hope to have today and tomorrow that are fairly disruption free and get further on it. I have a prologue, epilogue, and 24 chapters, so I’m through the 1st 3 chapters and the prologue.

I also received another bear order, so I have that to do. I cut it out last night.

https://celticbears.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/purple-and-black-bear-003-636x640.jpg?resize=636%2C640
Plum Bear

I need to get some word count on White Wolf, added 4,000 yesterday, added 2,000 words to Angel Fae yesterday also.

Off to work! The day is slipping away!!! Have a great day!

Terry

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

I need to make this bear this weekend. The bear is made, need to make its sash and bonnet and embroider its paws. This was for another order a while back.

I was sorting through my clan fabrics and realized 6 had lost their tags. And I’ve made bears for orders for some of the clan tartan fabrics, but don’t have pictures of them. Ugh. It helps to show them off to say I have more available without having to make the actual clan bear again unless it’s for an order.

In the meantime, I need to really get to work on the edits for Jingle Bells Wolf this weekend. I was playing catch up on White Wolf, still want to write another 4,000 words today, but it’s not going to happen. Maybe I can add a couple 1,000. In any event, I’m halfway done on it! Which means–if I usually discounted the days I have little one (-4) and that my normal goal is 2,000 words a day–I would have had 22,000 words by yesterday, instead of 42,000, much better progress. I started this book on January 1st.

On top of that, I’ve also been writing Saving the White Cougar, a novella, and that’s at 22K, nearly done–I think I started it after the 1st. And working on Primal Desire, 66K, nearly done (been 10 years in the making and I worked a lot on it in Dec–still editing though). I’d started with about 20K. And finished up the novella A Date with the Wolf that I wrote at the end of December and it ended up being 32K.

4thewords has made it possible! It just makes me focus on writing in timed events and it gets done!

MacDonald Clan

Have a great day!!! I’m off to get busy!

Terry

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

He looked like a little butterball. He was watching the birds on the feeders, waiting for his turn to fly down and get his fill. Added the Daily Texture painted floral branch to turn it into photo art.

I’ve got to run this morning! I need to ship off some books, one for an upcoming Valentine’s Day contest, two to beta readers who do such a wonderful job on finding so many of my typos!!! Names are my problem. Teri, Terry, Terri, Terrie. Now, of course, I wouldn’t misspell my own, but for characters in my stories, there’s a good bet if there are multiple spellings of the name, I will add them, and if they’re not typical name spellings, I will invent them. lol

Okay, off to try to write before I head out to the PO and grocery store. PO is not open yet, and I try to avoid the work and school crowd, but go before the stores are crowded.

Terry

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

Trying to get a million things done today. I need to ship books and a bear tomorrow and get groceries. With little one here yesterday, didn’t get nearly as much as I wanted to write. I was working on a tax form I have to get out too. All the deadlines are just piling up and I hate feeling overwhelmed. Time to make lists.

I like to eat up the things in my freezer every once in a while, clean it out almost completely and start again, so I’m nearly at the point where I have no food!

It’s going to be 70 today, so another lovely walk day for my granddaughter and me. We were practicing adding numbers together. I always do that when she wants something to eat–like chicken sticks, then counts on her fingers how many she wants. So then I have her add the number she’s already eaten. It’s fun to add math to the equation when it doesn’t seem like you’re actually making them do math. lol

Have a great and safe day!

I’m off to try and get something more done.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Orangutan at the Waco Zoo

There is a family of them there and I managed to get a good shot of the daddy close up to the window.

Well, little one will be here, so I’ve got to engage her in some educational stuff. We count by 10s on the drive home from pre-school, and I was counting with her by 100s also yesterday. She doesn’t like to share what’s going on at school, but they take pictures, so they have one of her holding her nose while she is touching a big red snapper. lol They’re doing oceans study this month. I’m working with her on previous months of workbooks she didn’t get to finish because of Covid concerns–sharing feelings and the earth and the solar system. Cool, right?

I want to extend her learning on oceans, but when she’s here, she doesn’t want to. So we’re working on the other workbooks. She can draw a circle, but I’m trying to teach her to draw a triangle.

Okay, I’m off to get something done before she gets here.

Have a great day and stay safe!

Terry

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