Being the Villain in Your Own Story–Accidentally

So I ordered a Harry Potter cake for my daughter for her birthday to do something really fun and special for her and her husband tells me after the fact that she doesn’t want a cake. Period. Ugh.

I have a doctor’s appointment this morning early, so I hope I can cancel on the cake after that, (it’s not supposed to be ready until 3 pm tomorrow), but if I can’t, I’ll just eat some of it and throw out the rest. I changed doctors, never had gone to the other one on my insurance, so I get a call from the clinic staff asking if I changed the doctors with my insurance. I told them I had. The insurance rep had told me to wait until Dec 1 to schedule with them. The LPN I saw who works for the insurance told me not to delay because I’ve delayed for 4 years on some routine tests and she said my insurance number won’t have changed. Sooooo, I halfway suspect that I will show up and they’ll tell me my insurance won’t pay for the visit and I’ll have to wait until December. But then I’ll just go to the grocery store and cancel the cake, or try to. Win-win.

And then the schedule was messed up yesterday on the lunch schedule at the school as kids were celebrating for Thanksgiving early in case people didn’t come to school on Friday, I guess. So I told my daughter and granddaughter I would come today instead and her husband didn’t get the word, granddaughter forgot, and so she was really upset because her daddy didn’t make her lunch, she didn’t order any, and she was crying, looking for me. Her teacher sent her into the line to get the school meal so she didn’t go without lunch.

It seems I’m the villain these days. How did that happen?????

Anyway, I finally managed to get 1,000 words written on Bear in Mind yesterday. I was doing a little Christmas and Thanksgiving shopping, and working on a Christmas book trailer video, so the day sort of ran away from me.

Hope you are doing all the “right” things and not being the villain in your story. 🙂 But, hey, I really was trying to do some right things! 🙂 Have a super fun day! Hopefully mine will be too and I’ll get some things sorted out. Fun lunch with granddaughter, appointments made for tests I’ve been putting off, and one HP birthday cake order DELETED. I’ll let you know how it goes as the saga continues, okay???

Terry

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Escaped Pals from Christmas Wolf Surprise!

That’s supposed to be a reindeer and a llama, but the reindeer looks a little llama-ish.

Here’s more of a reindeer. We’re off to the reindeer ranch in Oregon again with the red wolves in this story. Woohoo!

with the Red Wolf series, featuring:

• Red wolf alpha hero’s world is turned upside down by an alluring human woman

• A heart-wrenching decision brings high stakes to the holiday season

• A gorgeous setting in the Pacific Northwest

• The action, steam, and pack dynamics you’ve come to expect from Terry Spear

Red wolf shifter Maverick Wilding is preoccupied with managing the Christmas activities that make the reindeer at his ranch so popular during the holidays, until a run-in with werewolf hunters cause the worst sort of trouble for his kind.

Gina Hutton is out on a Bigfoot adventure in the forest with her brother James when she is suddenly immersed in an adventure far more dangerous and surprising than she ever could have imagined. When she falls head over heels she is torn between the new world of wolves she is discovering and the world she must leave behind.

A hot paranormal shifter romance full of adventure and passion from USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear. Perfect for readers of Christine Feehan, Patricia Briggs, and Nalini Singh.

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Wolf-Surprise-Holiday-Shifter-ebook/dp/B09NCNLQHP

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-wolf-surprise-terry-spear/1140575622?ean=9781728246413

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/christmas-wolf-surprise

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Christmas_Wolf_Surprise?id=1V1UEAAAQBAJ

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/christmas-wolf-surprise/id1600970239

I finished proofing Warrior Elf yesterday. It’s off to two of my beta readers. Thanks so much, ladies!!! It’s the holidays and I know everyone’s busy with holiday preparations.

I need to begin working on two big bears for a Christmas order, but I think I’ll wait until after our Thanksgiving and birthday celebrations on Sunday. I won’t be picking up my granddaughter from school all week, so I can concentrate on getting that done and maybe getting a lot more done on Bear in Mind. Maybe even finishing it? Not sure. I need to proof Roxie’s story and turn it in to my publisher.

Hope you all have a fun-filled rest of the week! I’m off to get my writing day started!

Terry

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A Different Kind of Request

I had a different kind of request yesterday–to create a video for a fan for her birthday. The lady who asked me to do it is asking other authors also since the birthday girl loves to read. It was such a cute idea, I did it and then I had to create one for my daughter’s birthday, though she’ll get it on her birthday, not during the early celebration. Since we’re having Thanksgiving on Sunday–reminder to self to defrost the turkey starting on Friday morning–we’ll do her birthday then too.

So while I was creating that video, I was thinking about how I needed to change out my Facebook heading also. I came up with this. I think it’s pretty cool, don’t you? I need to make one for my other page too.

And, miracle of miracles, I actually got my 2,000 words for the day before yesterday, and my 2,000 for yesterday done on Bear in Mind. I didn’t think I’d get more than 500 words done total, with all the other stuff I was creating. It’s at 39K now with 31K to go! Woohoo! I love the downhill slide where I’m wrapping things up.

It really has all to do with coming up with new scene ideas though. Without them, I would still be stuck.

Okay, I’ve got to get busy. Hope your day is swell. 🙂

Terry

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Coming in February! Wolf Takes the Lead

There’s another wolf book coming out before this one, but I was having fun with the Midjourney AI to create this for this one.

Everyone’s going to want this book. The wolves are giving it a thumbs up. 🙂

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear combines billionaire and shifter romance in a sexy, action-packed paranormal love story with a dash of fake dating.

Billionaire wolf Derek Spencer may have a rocky history with she-wolves, but there’s no one better to take as his date to the latest gala than the wolf he’s had his eye on ever since she applied to be his bodyguard—the remarkable Kate Hanover. Kate checks all the boxes for his perfect mate: she’s smart, sexy, and business savvy, not to mention one of the best bodyguards around.

But ever since Derek gave his bodyguard position to another wolf, Kate has been avoiding him. It’s only when she reluctantly agrees to be his date to the gala that she realizes why: the attraction between the two alpha wolves is undeniable, but Kate doesn’t want to end up as one of the billionaire’s many flings. The more time Kate and Derek spend together, the more they are in danger…of falling deeply in love.

Praise for the Billionaire Wolf series:

“Heart racing action [and] plenty of love and steamy moments.” —Fresh Fiction for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing

“A satisfying shape-shifter romantic adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews for A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas

“Spear delivers a layered suspense story.” —Library Journal for Night of the Billionaire Wolf

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Takes-Lead-Billionaire/dp/1728246385

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolf-takes-the-lead-terry-spear/1141398295?ean=9781728246383

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/wolf-takes-the-lead

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Wolf_Takes_the_Lead?id=AKhtEAAAQBAJ

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/wolf-takes-the-lead/id1622217518

After that?

Wolf on the Wild Side (ISBN 9781728264998) is the first Wolff Sister book, just launched for June 6, 2023 pub.

Enough of my silliness. I’ve got to get to work on Bear in Mind. Tea first. Have to feed the dogs and the birds. Turn up the heat, and then off to write.

Have a silly day!

Terry

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Barn Owl

I love owls. I believe I took this photo at the Birding Reserve on South Padre Island.

So I’m NEARLY to the halfway point on Bear in Mind. What with all the other stuff I was doing the last week and then my eye injury, I am so far behind. Lots of crazy stuff to do this week too. It’s because of the holidays coming up. There are so many things going on. They have a German Christmas market coming up that would be fun to see. I’ll have to see if anyone wants to go to it with me.

Okay, so I’m off to get some work done. Last eye appointment, yay! And it’s supposed to storm about the time I pick up my granddaughter from school. We’ll see. It often changes its mind.

Have a wise old day!

Terry

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Autographed Books at the Woodlands Mall, The Woodlands, TX

We had a great day yesterday and I even managed to sign some books at the Barnes and Noble store at the Woodlands Mall. I have to really work on Bear in Mind today, no more goofing off. 🙂 Made it to 33k yesterday finally.

Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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Colorful Unicorn

It was such a hectic day yesterday and I had my granddaughter for a sleepover, so I only managed nearly to 33K. Still trying to get there. She’s still here and we’re going to ballet and then Christmas shopping with her mom, so lots more fun before I settle down to write. She wanted to create a colorful unicorn in MidJourney and here is her creation. 🙂 Next is a colorful tiger, butterfly, bat, the list goes on.

The temperature dropped drastically last night. I went to take the dogs out at 5 p.m. and it was down to 43. From 83, that was a drop. Brrr. But it’s fun to wear some of my warmer clothes for a change!

So I’m off to catch up on a few things before little one wants me to do something with her. She’s drawing and watching a show for a while.

Have a super fun day!

Terry

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Happy Veteran’s Day!

Looking forward to turkey!

Okay, so the eye doctor put me on antibiotics and I’ll see her again today and Monday. It still feels bad, so hoping it’s going to be better soon. Going to walk in the Veteran’s Day elementary school parade in just a little bit.

I have a couple of bears to make for Christmas to send to Hawaii also, but I need for my eye to feel better first.

I finally reached 32K on Bear in Mind. Behind because I’ve only been able to write a couple of hundred words per day because my eye just can’t handle it.

Have a super lovely day!!!

Terry

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Humble Bumblebee on a Zinnia

Even as the flowers fade, they are covered with butterflies and bumblebees so I hate to pull them up, though my neighbors might wish I did. 🙂

I’m about to go to the eye doctor. Wish me luck!

And have a beautiful day!

Terry

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Steampunk Owl

I wish I were a wise old owl and didn’t do dumb things. So my dogs were going nuts at the back fence, scratching to get at a neighbor dog. And I was trying to swat them away, not really able to reach them behind the pine tree, and got scratched in the eye by a pine needle. It’s awful.

But despite that, my granddaughter and I had a great day. We took a walk to get the mail, then she wanted to feed the turtles, so we walked to two different ponds, then we read books together, did her words lesson, I had her draw two turkeys, one for me to color and one for her to color. She colored both. lol She did several coloring pages and even her very first crosswords puzzle. We play tic tac toe several times. Then we played chicken foot dominoes and she won, and Crazy Eights and I won. We were on our second Crazy Eight game when her momma came for her. So we’ll do it again later.

In the meantime, I need to go in and have my eye checked out. It was awful last night and this morning.

Have a delightful day!

Terry

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