The Schedule of Releases for Next Year–But I’ll have more…once I figure out what to write.
I’m off to write. I need to change out my Dreaming of the Wolf dedication–but other than that, it’s done! Then I’m back to writing on Cougar. I don’t have little one to take care of next week, just to see the family for Thanksgiving. So I’m hoping I’ll get a lot of Cougar done. I need to remember to pick her up this afternoon though. She’s had a cold and I think she’s given it to me. Ugh.
So I finished my silly dinosaur painting. I can’t draw stick people, so I thought this wasn’t too bad for my first ever attempt to take a coloring page and turn it into something that looks more 3-D. I know he’s got a really big eye, and it’s not very lizard/reptile like, but it was a fun practice in creating an eye anyway. Have you ever seen a roadrunner’s eye? They’re huge.
This is not the contest version because I added dandelions and mist and another texture for fun. I extended his teeth and claws, worked on him some more, finished the pterodactyl and I’m off on another adventure. It’s still not as real as I would like it. I would add more texture to his skin, but I need to move on!
I now have little one two days in a row. I’m used to having a day break in between to write and edit. Plus, with picking her up on other afternoons, it’s cutting into my writing time and I need to get more focused on that. But I did manage to get to chapter 8 on edits on Dreaming. It has 21 chapters plus 8 chapters and an epilogue on the novella at the end. Hope to get 7 chapters today and the rest tomorrow.
The new grandbaby is definitely going to be a boy! We’re all excited.
Okay, so I have NEVER painted a flat coloring page on Photoshop and tried to create a 3-D character. We’re supposed to use only one brush in the course, so that limits things, no textures on the dinosaurs, so everything has to be done with the one brush by hand. It’s a contest, but we have some real talented artists in the course and it will be no contest, really. I’m totally new at this and doing it as an effort in learning how to add shadow and color to create more of a 3-D character.
So for me, it’s just a chance to begin to create something that is more realistic. I have a long way to go and just started on the flying dinosaur in the background with one layer of paint. I took the original background picture at Disney World and painted all of it. The dinosaur still needs a ton of work, hope to add more feathers on his legs, but you should have seen it when I first began it! I guess he looked as flat as the pterodactyl in the background. I tried to simulate feathers and make him more colorful because they’re now saying that a lot of the dinosaurs were feathered and more colorful than we envisioned.
We’ll be finding out whether my daughter’s baby will be a girl or boy today, and I have little one to take care of. My granddaughter says it will be a girl.
What if it’s a boy?
It’s not going to be a boy.
Wouldn’t you like a little brother?
They’re weird. Little girls are cute.
She is three and a half and has been going to a daycare where all the kids her age are boys. So it’s not like she doesn’t have some experience with boys. lol
I got my word count in yesterday on Cougar, 6,000 words to go, but I started also working on edits on Dreaming of the Wolf’s 10th Anniversary Release. It’s hard to get anything done on days I have little one, so they’re non-writing days. I’m hoping to at least get through 5 chapters on Dreaming today and 5 tomorrow when I have her and maybe finish up on Friday.
Have a great day!! I’m excited about Thanksgiving next week.
The supporting characters were fun, charming and I am hoping they all get their own stories. Maverick, Ethan, Adam, Lucas and Mr. Lee kept me laughing through out Joy to the Wolves their slap stick humor was brilliant as was their teasing. There were a few of them that gave the plot a few twist that I did not see coming.
I truly enjoyed Joy to the Wolves. It’s a brilliant beginning to a new series by the amazing Terry Spear. Joy to the Wolves contained some danger, a mysterious puzzle to solve, fun, unforgettable main and supporting characters that in time I hope to see with their own books in the Red Wolf Series If you are a huge Paranormal shifter lover, a huge fan of HEA then you are in for a holiday treat.Rated 5 Stilettos and a Recommended Read by Deb
If you’ve been seduced by the shifters of the Red Wolf pack, USA Today bestseller Terry Spear has a new series you’re going to love!
Red wolf shifter Brooke Cerise inherits an antique shop in Portland, Oregon, just in time to open for Christmas. But when a missing reindeer calf turns up on her property, she becomes a suspect in a kidnapping case and encounters another red wolf shifter in Detective Josh Wilding. These red wolves are on the hunt for love, but there’s a mystery to solve before they can enjoy their holiday happy-ever-after.
Spend every Christmas with an unforgettable shifter hero from USA Today bestseller Terry Spear: “An enchanting tale of kismet―werewolf style!”―Fresh Fiction for Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas “The best of holiday romances…a howling good time.”―Long and Short Reviews for A Silver Wolf Christmas “A holiday treat―romance that sizzles and entertains.”―Fresh Fiction for A Highland Wolf Christmas “Sensuous, heartwarming romance, enhanced by an adorable wolf pup and winter-time fun.”―Library Journal for A Very Jaguar Christmas “Delectable…a ‘Recommended Read’ for Christmas and all year long!”―Romance Junkies for A SEAL Wolf Christmas
I definitely have more stories in store for the red wolves! Adam has his story next year. Maverick–so many of my fans wanted to read Josh’s twin brother’s story, so it will be off to the reindeer ranch with Maverick’s fun story in 2022, the Christmas story for that year. Lucas, the teen, will definitely be getting into more trouble. I’m sure Mr. Lee will be back for a return to the mayhem!
It turned cold! Well, for us. Forty-two is cold when we’re getting into the 80s every day. It was 70 yesterday morning. Managed another 3,000 words on Cougar Christmas Calamity.
Something was messed up on Amazon as far as the series goes for Heart of the Huntress, the vampire/hunter series. So I was trying to get that sorted out this morning and realized–ack! I don’t have three of the titles in print. So when I get a chance, I need to get Huntress for Hire, Book 2; Forbidden Love, Book 3; and Deadly Liaisons, Book 4 in print. I do have some of those in audiobooks! So I was surprised they weren’t in print also.
And, I still need to do the edits on Dreaming of the Wolf. *sigh*
My mid-key hand-painted background needed tweaking, so hopefully I did it correctly this time. I’m ready to submit my parrot after that. And I’ve worked on a low-key background and a butterfly on a flower for the low key one for after that. Then I need another of each again….
Okay, really off to work! Have a super great day. The cold is fun. And perfect for the cougar Christmas story I’m working on!
I was playing more with the mid-key background and turned it in. Then we have to add a subject once the background passes. The thing is the background changes so much after I add the subject to get it to blend in and add the colors that work with the subject that it seems like it makes more sense to just create it, drop in the subject and get approval, or not.
Okay, so I’m working on Cougar, managed to get an extra 1,000 in yesterday. Only 12K left to go (minimum word count I’m shooting for), but I need to do edits on Dreaming too.
Have a great day! I’m working on the low key background next and a butterfly.
I need to add a hint of his tail, I think. Macaw at one of the zoos I visited.
I’ve been trying to get a 1,000 on the days I have little one. I need to rework the chimpanzee a bit and I’m hoping to reach 57K on the book today, but wait, I have edits on another book that came in. Dreaming of the Wolf with the new novella will be coming out next year, the 10th Anniversary release, so I need to do those too.
Wolf Fever: To get what she wants, she’ll have to change beyond her wildest dreams…
Coming November 24!
She may be his destiny, but she’s not his first choice…
Hospital nurse and newly turned red werewolf Carol Woods is being pressured by her pack leader to find a mate, but he’s the only guy in the pack who remotely attracts her.
Why is he playing so hard to get?
The fate of the pack rests on his shoulders…
Gray pack leader Ryan McKinley doesn’t want anything to do with Carol unless she’s willing to embrace her wolf nature–no matter how beautiful she is.
But when a virus infects the local lupus garou pack, Ryan realizes just how wrong he’s been not to seize the moment with the woman he’s come to love. And now, it may be too late…
I actually wrote this when the WHO announced the concern with the virus over a decade earlier. Who would have thought we would have a pandemic of epic proportions by the time this came out as a 10th Anniversary release!
If there’s any good news, since rates of infection are souring, hospital beds are filling to capacity, maybe they’ll have a vaccine for it by next April.
I’m off to write, but I also need to pick up a ham and turkey. My SIL’s parents are coming for Thanksgiving also, or we would have just one or the other.
It’s cold out this morning for us, yay! I have 51K on Cougar, yay!
I’m off to work. Been up since 5, but working on a chimpanzee picture.
Thanks to everyone for their service, here and abroad, for those who have served, for those who have died in conflict, for those who continue to serve or who will be serving in the future.
To my Mom, Dad (POW of Germany), Grandfather, Sister, Brother-in-Law, Great Uncle (POW of Japan), Me!, Son, Daughter-in-Law, Daughter’s Father-in-Law and others who served in Canada (Grandfather was a doctor during WWI), and others.
Okay, little one should be here any minute. Off to get something done before she comes. She’s going to help me put out rocks today, bark mulch, dust (she really loves cleaning windows and dusting, lucky Grandma!), raking pine needles, and more. Of course, Grandma is doing most of this. Sometimes when I’m working in the backyard, she rocks in a chair and watches the birds and bees and butterflies, and that’s good too!
Hopefully the electrician fixed the issues I was having, though he’s trying to find a light fixture to replace the one that went bad. He’s very nice, and I was appreciative that he wore a mask for his sake and mine. I wore one also, of course.