Since my granddaughter didn’t show up yesterday, holiday, surprise to me since her mom’s job means she often has to work some of the holidays, I managed to get some work done on Claiming the White Bear’s print book. See, a day off does not mean a day off. It means an extra day to work! And I was glad!!
I managed to create the print cover, formatted the book, and halfway proofed it. I wanted to finish it and get ahead on my word count on Wolff Brother, BUT, that was a little too much for one day.
Today, I need to get word count, run errands, yet, what I want to do is finish proofing the book. I’m going to try and do all of it today. Try.
Hope you are having a grand day!! I’m off to proof some more! Oh, and it is going to be 70 degrees today. Weird, weird weather. But enjoying it! Temperatures are dropping again tomorrow.
Not happening! Not if I want to get anything done!
I’m sure the fae were at work yesterday–hassling me. It all started with trying to get directions to an appointment I had that morning. Google Maps said it would take me 4 hours and 1 min to get there. Wait, what???? Walking.
That was only the BEGINNING of my wild morning. But baby’s here and I’ve got to run! No walking allowed. Not with a toddler on the go. I plan to take her to critter hour at the children’s museum, if everything works out.
And we have to run errands! It’s harder to run them with a toddler, but at the same time, I don’t get a lot done during the day when she’s here, so it gives me time to do things I really need to do and then I can write on the days she’s not here. Win-win for me! AND, sometimes she falls asleep! Which she really needs to do, but fights all the time.
I’m excited about the possibility of going to England. I’d LOVE to see the English castles and gardens and the countryside. I have a good friend whose husband may be working there for a couple of years, so I told her I’d love to visit if it works out! We were supposed to get together in NYC for a conference in July, but she was afraid she’d be in England. I’m not sure where they’ll be and they won’t even be going until spring, but she said that would be great!
I’ll be going to Hawaii this year for my son’s wedding…and I’m planning on signing books at the Barnes and Noble and visiting the zoo. I just can’t wait to write a few pages while listening to the waves and the wind blowing through the palm trees. If I could, I’d stay a month!
But coming back to earth, I’ve got deadlines to write for and pictures to send to my daughter of Christmas so that she can make her Christmas thank you cards, so I’m off and running.
Okay, so some of my stories are all fantasy, whereas some are contemporary fantasy–as in werewolves that live among us, and the fae have their own world, but come to ours to create havoc. But in my fantasies, I have the traditional fantastical creatures, including centaurs, unicorns, dragons, and some creatures made up. The three girls are coming of age and they have all kinds of ordeals to prove their mettle and worth as they battle through the kingdoms to save their kind. I still need to write the third book! They have a warrior dwarf who tags along, disagreeable and lovable.
The Magic of Inherian: Scepter of Salvation, Book 1
Talamaya turned 18 in the human kingdom of Damar, just like her twin
brother. Only when she comes of age, she must wed the king’s choice.
When her brother comes of age, he’s allowed to sit on the council. But
everything changes when a wizard pits beast and man against each other
in Inherian–all because of the loss of the Scepter of Salvation and she
must return it to their kingdom.
Talamaya and her friends, Lady Kersta and Lady Mexia, must retrieve the
Scepter of Salvation when her brother is poisoned.Visions plague
Talamaya of a world beyond her own, of a destiny she has to fulfill.But
the barbarian king is also after the scepter, and the black-hearted
wizard who is trying to gain control will do anything to keep them from
She must free a knight from his madness.
Help a female dwarf escape from the dwarven mines.
Aid an Amazon fighting the Dark Elves.
Rescue even the barbarian king.
Save a crusty old dwarf from the wolves of Elan Pass.
And outwit the dark wizard once more.
Above all else, she must always take the path of righteousness.
Which is much easier said than done.
An apprentice of the mage they had destroyed earlier, now
threatens Inherian once again. But when Mexia arrives at Langdon to
become school trained, she learns the school will not permit a woman to
attend. But she must destroy the mage’s apprentice, and she cannot do so
without the training. She must use the magic she has learned to
discover a way to defeat the apprentice before it is too late.
Mexia has already
done much more than most school- trained mages when she and her
companions had gone in search of the scepter of salvation. But now one
of the apprentices of the evil wizard they had destroyed, has stolen his
spell book and plans to take up where he had left off, and she has to
try and stop him.
Mexia believes the only way for her to defeat the mage is to become
school trained like he was with the eventual goal of becoming a high
wizard–the first of her kind in Inherian. But the current headmaster
denies her entrance because she’s a woman. Though if she can get the
former headmaster’s recommendation, she may attend.
And that’s the beginning of the trouble.
First, there’s the wizard.
Then, the immovable headmaster.
And then, the circle of misfortunes.
It all goes downhill from there… Amazon
So I’m still working on edits on Claiming the White Bear to figure out where I’m going with the story. I’m almost to 50K, so I need to know how I’m going to end it. Still trying to work that out. In the meantime, my last beta reader has finished with reading Woodland Fae, so I’m going to finish the changes to that and try to publish it soon. Thanks to Darla and Donna for all their help!! And, I keep thinking about the next stories I have to write! My contracted books: the first up–Silver Town Wolves, this time with the new wolves who established the ski lodge. So I need to come up with a cool, snowy story for them, danger, love, wolves, the usual fun stuff. But I was also trying to think up a story for a novella for the 10th anniversary of Legend of the White Wolf…
Soooooo, lots of writing ahead and I need to get going!
Hope you all are having a lovely day!!! Back to work for me!
I went to post on Wednesday before baby got here, which makes it nearly impossible to do and got a network error. Tried later. Network error. Later. Same thing. With watching baby and running dogs in and out, and having to take her to her mother’s work to see Grinch-themed gingerbread cakes at Spring ISD, and decorated doors in the Nutrition Center, and have a Christmas party, I didn’t have time to mess with it. I’d shut my computer down twice, still no resolution. So later that night, I finally managed to reinstall Firefox and I was up and running.
Then in the middle of the night, violent thunderstorms hit and I was up, disconnecting my main PC and laptop, and couldn’t sleep because of the storm. I ended up taking video of the lightning and rain.
I managed finally to get 2500 words done on Claiming the White Bear yesterday. But I totally missed doing the blog again!
So here it is, Friday already and the Grinch stole two of my days! Seriously!
But I’m going to get him back and show him I can make up for it with my writing today. Really.
When I was a child, I wanted to be a fairy princess…but then you grow up and you learn that castles take a lot of upkeep–taxes, maintenance, and well, upkeep. Can you imagine dusting it? And then there are the fairy gardens. Having gardens of my own, that never look like this, I know just how much work they are.
And even if you could afford to hire all of it done, then you have all the issues of hired labor–insurance, salaries, grumbling.
But in a fairy-tale world? They don’t mention all of that. Okay, speaking of the real world, just fed baby and we’re going to take a walk in the cold, but it’s finally light out enough. But you know what? We’ll be fairy princesses on our walk because we can be.
Have a great one!!! Be a prince or a king or a queen or a princess. You can be! And have fun.
I think of death and dying when I think of vultures, and these poor critters are in trouble. But really, the vultures are scavengers, cleaning up the leftovers, so these animals are just living in a symbiotic relationship.
My mom and dad had a great sense of humor, and they were horror fans, so one year, my mom got my dad the cutest stuffed vulture, and they used to switch it from her pillow to his. You see where I get my humor from now? It’s not my fault!
Hope everyone is enjoying their day. We had pouring rain all day and night and were under flash flood warnings. And I got 4,000 written on Claiming the White Bear, over halfway done. Yay!
Off to work, have a wonderful day and if the vultures start circling, maybe it’s not you they’re after. Maybe…
It’s raining leaves in the wind, but these are some trees in bloom that I managed to capture before they are bare.
I need to have a couple of beta readers read Woodland Fae, and it’s done! But the story is written and I proofed it all the way through.
In the meantime, I’ve got to get back to Claiming the White Bear. And no, I don’t write a book in a week. lol But I’ve started these quite a while back, not sure on Woodland Fae, but on Claiming the White Bear, before Christmas of last year.
Have a great day!!! I have baby again tomorrow and so today, I’ve got to get hopping. Oh, library day was fun. She was soooo good. Next week is their last program until some time after the new year, but Barnes and Noble has a children’s program, so I’ll take her to those. Off to work!