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Flame Skimmer Dragonflies and Having Drunch

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly
Baby Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

I don’t see the orange dragonflies very often, but I saw several flying in the garden yesterday. Love dragonflies. They get rid of the bad bugs in the garden.

I picked my daughter and granddaughter up at the airport yesterday morning and they’d been up since 1 am. So I took my granddaughter home with me to wear her out so my daughter could get some sleep. She did, only Keira fell asleep after 4 hours, and slept for 3 hours after my daughter came to get me for lunch. We were hungry. I hadn’t eaten all day, figuring we’d get lunch. So we got lunch at 3:30, or early dinner, does that make it drunch? You know, like brunch is a late breakfast/early lunch? I think so.

Okay, I’m off to write before we run again.

Have a super day!!!!

Terry

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

Juveniles
Found 2 of them mating–hopefully got them before they laid eggs

Everything is relative. If you don’t want milkweed, these bugs will take care of it! One thing too, no aphids! But then, no milkweed plants for the monarch caterpillars either.

Okay, I’m running like crazy this morning. My daughter and granddaughter will be arriving soon at the airport and I need to pick them up. We’ll be moving her corgis back home and probably have lunch or something.

Monarch butterfly laying eggs on milkweed

But I did make word count! Over word count! Now I just need to finish the story. I’ve been writing every day, despite the dog distractions. I’ve been filling in scenes that I skipped, wrote 4,000 words yesterday, but still need to write the final scene and keep thinking of things that need to be explained. How did they get their cars back home when they took a helicopter out of there? Little things like that. 🙂

Okay, off to type up notes before I have to run to the airport.

Have a great day!

Terry

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Storm Clouds at Sunset

We’ve had boring skies at sunset–just plain old blue skies turning to dark. But clouds give it character. The storms didn’t even leave any rain, just a lot of grumbling, but I loved it.

I’m off to write!! Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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If You Like Lora Leigh’s Books…

Oversized Ladybug in the Garden
Another Huge Ladybug

I found these on the milkweed plants, but one on one plant and then later, I found the other. Now, naturally, since all ladybugs look alike and both of these were oversized, I thought it was the same one. But looking at their patterns after I took the pictures, you can clearly see they’re different ones.

I’m glad to see them in the garden, and also the dragonflies are coming, and milkweed assassin bugs. The latter, you have to be careful about. They bite. I try to watch for them and leave them alone. They eat whiteflies, aphids, which are starting to appear, and even tomato caterpillars. Does it mean they’ll attack monarch butterfly caterpillars? Maybe. 🙁

Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

SEAL Wolf Surrender by Terry Spear
AMAZON | B&N | INDIEBOUND
APPLE | KOBO | BAM

Pretty cool, huh? Okay, I’m off to write. I edited and wrote 3675 words. I’m only 4400 words from word count, though I’ll probably write a lot more, and I’m still on a deadline crunch.

Have a great day!!!!

Terry

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Fairy Art vs the Real World

I’ve got to concentrate on my writing! *sigh* I’ve been battling bugs–show pictures tomorrow. Kids came over to finish helping me set up Windows 10 so it should be up and running when I have time for it. Kids are dropping their corgis off with me and then I’m having to watch them for the week. We’re going to the swimming pool first thing this morning, and then I’m dropping them off at the airport. So when can I write???

*sigh* I have to write! Hopefully the dogs will let me. That means I have to be alpha all the way.

Be the alpha. Take charge of your destiny. You can do it. I can do it. ha!

Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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For My Birthday, I Got a Nightmare…

Okay, so let me explain. I had a Windows 7 and they said they were no longer going to support updates and so I asked for Windows 10 for my birthday. My SIL gave up on waiting for it to install last night, so I did what I could when it came up. But, I can’t get logged into my blog, I’ve lost several actions I use all the time on Photoshop, I can’t get my email uploaded on it, I’ve had to reinstall tons of stuff, and so I finally gave up and am on my laptop for the moment because I need to get my word count.

Other than that, the day is great. Don’t you love changing things out so that it’s new and better? Not.

Have a great one!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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When Fans Can’t Put the Book Down…

There is no higher compliment than this for an author:

Michelle Scaff “Per usual, Terry Spear is a line jumper. What sucks is I really need to go to bed and I can’t put Seal Wolf Surrender down! It’s such an easy read but my “let me just finish this chapter” has failed me 3 times because interesting things keep happening. Once I finish this (either tonight or tomorrow) then it’s on to the TBR shelf. Unless I order the next cougar book. “

Lola Faber “Thanks Terry which word to use?
Is ^hard /difficult^?
To put down when you are getting to the action 🤔 but is time to prepare supper…😀 l have an almost 48 years scheduled 6:00pm Supper TIME…
I will let him know he’s on his own.”

That’s what we strive for and while I’m struggling to write the next book, it makes me want to do it again and again.

Thanks to my fans who encourage me to keep on going!

And, that’s what I need to get back to! Have a great weekend!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Let Your World be Your Imagination

The cat stole away on the steampunk boat that crashed into the rocks. Steampunk search and rescue is out in force for the missing boat. Looks like they’ve found them. Original photo was of Cornwall, by Dawn Cox, but I added layers of water, skies, and a new cliff.

Kids are out of school today for the summer. And I have corgi duty all next week. Otherwise, I’m writing!

Happy sailing!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Brushes and Layers in Photoshop–Woodland Friends

I’m not really that great at using brushes, but I was playing around with adding the moon and some stardust that way. Everything else is layers–the bear, owl, wolf, pond, grasses, textures, and color layers.

I’m shipping the last 20 autographed books today. We’re supposed to have thunderstorms, had some rain last night, but it might hold off until this afternoon. So fingers crossed. Otherwise, I’ll have to wait. Don’t want to ship off wet books.

Now, it’s time to get back to the book.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to add deeper characterization on the story, and I think I have one part of it. The heroine is afraid of cliffs, and I have several of them in the story, so I will have to work that in whenever she encounters them, and the backstory of why she’s afraid of cliffs. Now it gets fun. Creating deeper characters makes them much more real.

Aren’t we all afraid of something? It’s what makes us…unique.

Have a super day! I’m looking forward to the rain.

Terry

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All about the Money…

Granddaughter’s here, so am trying to get this out while she’s playing and watching Finding Dory.

When I was making this it made me think of:

Money, money, money, M…O…N….E…Y
O’Jays–For the Love of Money.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXE_n2q08Yw

If you listen to the music, don’t blame me if it gets stuck in your head. It did in mine. LOL

Okay, I’m off to work on signing more books to ship. Hope to get the rest of them to the post office today. Maybe tomorrow. We’ll be playing in the wading pool later. Very hot, even at 5 am.

If you have SEAL Wolf Surrender already, hope you’re loving it! Have a fun day!!!

Terry

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