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Having a Little Rant, Are We?

If you’re a public figure, you need to know that if you get on a rant about something on social media, it could come back to bite you. I avoid political, religious and other issues because it’s not my purpose in life. I want to share what I love: writing, photography, gardening.

Life is too short to spend it going off on tirades that won’t change anything.

Though, I do want to say that I am all for cutting out plastic, and I’m doing something about it. I don’t have to rant about it. I just have to do something. And hope everyone else does too, because in the end, I can’t make anyone do anything. So it’s up to everyone to get on the bandwagon, or not. And yes, I read lots of articles about it, and those are helpful, inspiring articles, well worth the time to read.

A fan posted on my FB page about a certain model and owner of a site that sells pictures of himself for authors’ books because I’m a FB friend (as in bought a couple of covers from him early on when there were little to no sites that had romantic couples for covers–though the problem was that it meant all the covers featured him as the male, no other male models, and you can’t have one man on all your covers.) lol

But he went on a rant about fat people. Obesity. He’s in a business! I’m sure not all of his customers are lean and muscled like he is. He’s a bodybuilder. That’s his business. Having pictures taken of him for his covers. He got mad because he doesn’t like going to the gym anymore, but he has to so that he can keep in shape. For. His. Business.

Hey, I need to lose 10 lbs myself! Been working on it, but I gained back 4 pounds over the holidays. ugh. I could maybe even lose 15, but then I’d probably have to have plastic surgery.

I think people forget that when they’re on social media, they can spill their guts, get angry about something–even when it doesn’t affect them–and say what they want to say when it’s a sore point with so many. Would they feel the same if they were given a podium to stand at and talk to all the obese people he’s addressing in such a degrading way? It’s easy to shout to the rooftops when you’re on social media. But it’s also a good way to sabotage your business and public image.

A good friend of mine is in weight watchers, and I love how she’s really worked to get the weight off, changed her eating habits and exercises, and I probably about killed her, making her walk all over Minnesota when we were out there in the heat. But she realized she could walk a lot further than she thought and she’s kept it up. We keep up with each other on weight loss and steps we walk. But that’s what people need. Not a head-bashing, because guess what? It doesn’t work. We don’t need his “wake-up” call, as he says. We need to decide for ourselves that this is important enough for us and to get on with it, with encouragement from friends and family.

Just like the articles on plastic garbage have done for me. I didn’t realize it was such an issue!

So say something nice, encouraging, inspiring and have a happy life.

For me, I need to finish a bear for an order and I finished Claiming the White Bear, woohoo!!!! But now I am in the process of proofreading it before it goes to my beta readers, who are my lifesavers!

Hope you are having a great day! And remember to say something positive, even if you are feeling negative. Maybe you’ll even feel better, and your readers definitely will.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Picture Display Trouble!

This is a picture shot of my son and a turtle in Hawaii.

So, my pictures show up fine here, but when they are shared on Gooodreads and FB, they don’t show up. It used to be (before the new WordPress upgrade), that at least a link would be given at Goodreads, if the photos didn’t show up, so that readers could click on it to see the picture.

Not sure what the problem is! I’m trying a 72 dpi picture today to see if it works.

Anyone have any good recommendations for a waterproof camera? This was shot with a Go Pro, my son said. I used Topaz Studio AI to improve the details on the turtle and remove some of the noise in the picture.

I’m off to write. I wrote 2,000 words yesterday, filling in scenes and making changes, but now I still need to write the last scene that will finish the book. Yay!

Have a grand one. Hope the picture issue gets resolved!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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A Weed or a Fern?

Do you have plants you can’t identify? I have this happen all the time. The whole area was forest at one time, so a lot of the plants that are popping up were native–like youpon holly (not shown, but I have several of them that volunteered to grow in the yard), the fern, and whatever the other plant is. I think it might be a fern of some kind. The silk and seeds are from a yellow flowering milkweed. You can see the yellow flowers behind it. I keep finding more crape myrtles in the flowerbeds. They are beautiful, but if I’m not careful, I will have a forest of them. lol

I’m also trying to propagate some of the sunny ligustrum to add to the yard. I don’t have a very big yard, so I have to be careful that I don’t lose my whole yard to plants!

I wrote several more scenes yesterday on Claiming, but need to write one more, I think. Hopefully, I can get it done today, but need to run an errand and the dogs aren’t leaving until later this afternoon. But I need to also start writing all the promo blogs for You Had Me at Jaguar.

So much to do. So little time!

Hope you have all kinds of time to do the fun things you enjoy doing!

Terry

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

I saw the beginning of a sunset the other day and I realized I hadn’t taken a picture of one in a while. But it was too hard to see for the trees and houses, and so I didn’t think anything more of it. But then I saw this on New Year’s Eve when I was taking all the dogs out for another potty break. Now this was worth taking pictures of. A sunset in all its glory! We had storms all day yesterday and we’re supposed to have them all day today, so no beautiful sunsets probably.

I’m nearly done with Claiming the White Bear. It’s a year in the making, though I still need to write a couple of more scenes. I think that’s it, but I’ll have to make sure. The dogs are still here through tomorrow night. And I hope to have the book done by this weekend. And then? I’m off to work on the wolves in Silver Town!

Have a beautiful sunrise kind of day. I won’t be having that either as rainy as it’s been! But if I finish this book soon, it will be like a symphony of sunsets and sunrises all in one.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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What to do in the New Year!

I am swamped with work, but there are some things I realize I’d neglected. My signature line! I just updated the book covers, though I need to update it again! But at least it’s not as outdated as it was. And I really need to update my website.

I was in a hot tub last night with a romantic polar bear shifter in Alaska. Okay, so not me, really. My heroine was. I was dog-sitting! All right? I’d rather have been in a hot tub with a sexy polar bear shifter.

Trying to get a shot of all four dogs looking at me and not blurring is a challenge with a phone.

I’ve got to start the process of taking them out again in shifts, feeding them, and taking them out in shifts. I’ve been putting off the inevitable while I get my blog written. We are going to have 100% rain today and tomorrow, which means lots of wet dog.

I’m off to get started on my day’s work, well, after I take care of the dogs. In the meantime, have a super, lovely day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Happy New Year’s!

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I’m puppy sitting for New Year’s, which means constant potty breaks at different times. It’s a job, but somebody’s got to do it!

Kick up your heels, or hoofs, and have a great New Year’s! I’m back to the book.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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What Do You Really See?

I took the fish picture at an aquarium in Omaha. It’s amazing what you can find in a fishy world when you’re really looking! I have mermaids and mermen in my World of Elves series and in my Magic of Inherian series.

I’ve been removing Christmas lights and putting away all the Christmas decorations, so running late on everything!

Hope your day is fantastically great! I’ve got to get back to the book! Oh, wait, tonight is New Year’s Eve. Are you having fun?

I’m writing and later, I’ll play some more of Hero U: Rogue to Redemption. I do much better as a paladin, a warrior, even a ranger. I’ve already stacked up 40 demerits. At 100, I get kicked out of school. Let me explain, though. You have to wear the school uniform, but I can’t afford the school uniform. Which means I have to sneak by the mean guy all the time, and sometimes I manage, and sometimes, I get caught. Besides the random: giving demerits for stuff I have no control over. Aww, come on. You’d think he hoped I flunked out. Well, he does. At least I passed my first two rogue tests. (I had to start over because I failed them both the first time around and I had 65 demerits. lol)

The game is like the old Hero’s Quest games, so it’s fun. But addictive. I’m only going to play for an hour. Only. An. Hour. I have a book to write.

Right. Then I’m back at it. Okay, have a great day!!! Before it’s all gone!! And Happy New Year!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Winter Flowers Blooming!

Okay, not really. These are summer flowers still blooming! Whoever heard of a sunflower coming out in winter? And the marigolds are just as vibrant. In fact, even the milkweed are regrowing their leaves. But they will get a rude shock soon. The temps are dropping to freezing, but then up again in the 60’s. Even the honeybees were back, all over the roses yesterday, and I’ve seen more monarch butterflies and one of the yellow ones!

I’m still working on edits on Claiming the White Bear before I finish writing scenes. Moving a couple situations earlier in the story really made a mess. But I think I’ve about got it all sorted out.

Off to write! Have a great day!

Terry

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