Wildflowers and Wild Grasses–Beauty Unveiled

Wild blue lupine and a busy bumblebee, birdsfoot trefoil (yellow), wild grasses, and wild daisies. Like an artist’s pallet of beautiful colors.

I was taking pictures of fog this morning and you know how in the dark, color is grayer, not as colorful as in the light, so this morning I was taking pictures of fog and they looked black and white. Then I took a picture of a mossy green rock and guess what? It was black and white. Hmmmmm….

Then I realized my setting had switched to effects. Then I took some colorful fog pictures. I swear the fae are out to get me.

I’m off to shoot more pictures of whatever I can find. I did manage to get 2,000 more on word count! 64K to go! Have a wonderful day!!

Terry

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A Fun Spot for Italian

I don’t think of the Pink Panther for an Italian dinner but it was sure fun and the food was great!

Off to write! Remember that whimsy can aid the digestion. Can’t it?

Have fun!

Terry

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Hot and Hotter


I was so busy yesterday organizing, I didn’t get all my word count. Shame on me. what did my dad always say? Get your work done first, before you play. lol But it’s fun writing about Christmas when it’s so hot. A challenge too. I did get up to 13,000; 14,000 was the goal.

But I’m glad I got so much other stuff done too. I will try and get all my word count done today.

My editor sent me a gorgeous, hunky, beautiful, hot, hot, hot, hot cover of the book that will come out next summer: You Had Me at Jaguar. Yum. I wish I could share it, but soon!

See, that’s what authors do. They tease with all kinds of delicious expectation.

I’m off to catch up on writing! Have a wonderfully beautiful day. It’s going to be hot, hot, hot here, which has nothing to do with the cover!

Terry

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Getting Organized

After organizing a lot of my bear stuff, I finally got around to hanging some stuff up too!! I still need to hang up a mop and broom holder, but I really need to get to word count, and I think I’ll hang the broom holder up when the garage isn’t so hot, like this fall.

I love using space that otherwise wouldn’t be used for anything. The wrapping papers were sitting on the floor of the bedroom closet, but this was a space above the door in the closet that can’t be used for anything, so perfect for a pegboard. I’m used to having an attic where I could stuff things. I don’t now, so I just need to do a better job organizing stuff. I spend WAY too much time looking for things I know I have.

What about you?

Off to write. 12,000 done! Have a super, wonderful day, what’s left of it anyway!!!

Terry

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Happy 4th Day Pictures

Splashing in the water, bubbles (cool rainbow on them too), barbecue, fireworks, what more can you want????

Hope you had a great day! I’ve been struggling with my computer and internet all morning, so though I’ve been up for 5 hours, this is all I have to show for it.

Just think of all the writing I COULD have accomplished. Even so, up to 10K, 70K to go! One little bitty step at a time.

Have a lovely day!!!!

Terry

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Happy 4th!! & Organizing the Clutter!

Okay, so why didn’t I schedule a day off from writing for the holiday????? I’ll be having a barbecue at my daughter and SIL’s and we’ll watch a movie later this afternoon. Baby will be in the wading pool, so I’ll try and take pictures.

Besides needing to get word count (at 8,000 already!!!–see it adds up when I just sit my patootie down and write), I’ve been majorly overhauling my bear materials’ bins. Moving is a great way to clean out stuff. BUT, it also meant that I was way behind on book deadlines and had more bear orders I was trying to finish up, organize the house, etc, etc, etc, and 2 1/2 years later, I’m finally making some of my dressed bears. Which means constantly searching through big opaque plastic tubs for materials.

Sooooooo, I have been organizing, and organizing, and organizing, and I really love doing that!!! Because now I can really find stuff! Woohoo!!! And I don’t have to buy more stuff, thinking I don’t already have it. Or…I need to order stuff, now realizing I’m getting short on supplies.

Now, before I moved, I had cut out dragon wizard cloaks, top halves, but in the move and shoving everything away in boxes (it was a total nightmare at the very end as I was running out of time), I decided it was time to make up the cloaks and guess what???? Missing cloak halves. Naturally. Some I have the full sets on. Yay! So as I go through and continue to organize, hopefully I’ll find the other pieces!

I finished 3 Steampunk Bears. Flo Featherspoon is sold. Patriotic Patrick was sold. He’s my 4th of July Bear! The other two are $69 each. Each is completely unique and comes with a working miniature pocket watch.

Okay, off to write and organize. It’s pouring out. Yay! We so needed the rain.

Hope your day is great!!! Happy 4th!! Mine is getting more clutter free. Yay!

Terry

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Teddy Bears and Real Bears and Soliciting Fan’s Help…

 

Teddy Bears–Steampunk Bear and Pink Rainbow and Sherbet Bears and real black bears.

Notice the black bear’s fur outside of the fence? Who wants to pet the nice bear?

I’d stick to cuddling the teddy bears, if it were me.

Okay, I’m off to write!! I have two more Steampunk Bears to make. Maybe get one more done today.

Oh, and I love asking my fans what they want in a story, but this time it backfired on me. Keep Chrissy the ghost at the Victorian hotel, or give her peace. Half and half. Okay….then that means I have to break the tie. What am I saying??? Chrissy will have to decide. What am I thinking anyway? That I decide everything for the characters in the story? They have minds of their own.

Have a super day!!!

Terry

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Best Laid Plans…

These little bears are off to their new homes today.

I’m shipping 8 bears now, and I have to jump on my writing as soon as I get home because my daughter asked if I’d pick up the baby at daycare as she won’t be getting out in time from work.  Sooo, it’s already been a really hectic day after spending an hour on the phone with the IRS.

The babysitting is unscheduled, which means this afternoon I won’t get anything done.

I’ve been doing better at writing first thing in the morning and then working on bears. I have 4,000 words on the story and counting. My dad always said to get your work done first before you play (for us, that meant schoolwork), and it really is a good work ethic. I feel better doing the writing first, and then if I have time, I’ll get back to writing. I haven’t had time with all the bear orders though! But once they slow down, I’ll have time to write more in the afternoon.

Off to ship bears!! Have a fun-filled day!!!

Terry

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Bears and Writing on the Move

All three Santa Bars and the Little Drummer Bear are going to their new homes on Monday!

Today, I’ll be finishing up Celeste Angel Bear, just finished a Purplelicious, and need to make two Santa bags filled with toys for the Santa Bears and then I’m sending them all off on Monday.

I have to deal with the IRS on Monday too. That’s the result of moving three years ago. They have to make sure I am who I am. A total pain for me, but it’s a safeguard too.

And, woohoo, I’m 2,000 into the story!!!! I started out with a murder victim, but my editor always gets after me for having a high body count in a Christmas story. So, *sigh*, I changed it so the person is just unconscious. It works, gives more drama to the story really. Then I thought I needed to change it to the heroine’s pov before she learns the ex-boyfriend has been attacked. New boyfriend is the sheriff and he learns the injured guy is the ex-boyfriend. Now, wolves are territorial, so this isn’t going to sit well with him. There will be a body count. I can’t help it. I write mystery, romantic suspense, and bodies just end up happening.

But you see, the beginning is never the beginning. And probably, as I learn more about the characters and the issues at hand, it will change again. No problem! Whatever makes for the best story is how it has to be.

Now that I’ve gotten back into the regimen for writing 2,000 words a day, there’s no slacking off!

I still have the head cold, but I took the shingles vaccine, 2nd shot, since it’s nearly six months that I took the initial. I was getting over strep throat that time–the problem with taking care of my grandbaby, who picks up everything. Anyway, this vaccine makes my muscles ache and I feel like I have the flu. I keep telling myself that this too shall pass. If you get the vaccine, be sure to get Shingrix, the latest version that has a much higher protection rate. The pharmacist told me that she had the older version and she’s had shingles twice. Others have told me the same. Her brother, who works for the CDC, said that she really needed to get the new one. My clinic only gives out the old version still, so if you get it, be sure you get the newer version. I had to go to my grocery store to get the new one, but you can get them at drugstores, Walmart and some grocery store pharmacies. Supposedly, there’s a shortage of it, but not at my grocery store. Probably, people don’t know it’s available there.

The effects of the vaccine and the hanging-on cold are not stopping me from getting a lot done, though I sort of vegetated for half a day yesterday after I got my word count because I had absolutely no energy and ached all over! But the rest of the afternoon, I worked on bear orders.

Okay, I’m off to work on word count!! Have a wonderful day!!!!

Terry

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More Bears and Characters are Playing out Their Scenes without You!

I missed my blog yesterday! I kept meaning to do it, but you know some days you’ve just got to get a million things done, and you call a place, are put on hold (forever), leave messages for another that never get answered, have to run errands and time is running out, and somehow in all that, I forgot to get the blog done first thing.

So today, first thing on the schedule, blog, and WordPress won’t upload the page. *sigh*

I have two angel bears I’m working on. One’s sold. Purplelicious–have two of those. One sold. Butterscotch is an order, and Pink Powder Puff bear (brand new fabric) is available.

Okay, I’m off to write. I began Silver Town Wolf Christmas, and today I have to get back to my word count goals. I’ll be finishing up one of the Purplelicious bears for an order, a panda and a Celtic Clan Bear are nearly done, and I’m nearly finished with another angel bear. See???? A little (a lot, who is she kidding???) of perseverance and WORK and it gets done!

I just had another order for a wizard bear too.

The same goes for writing!!! It doesn’t get done unless…hold that thought! The characters are playing out their own scene without me again.

Talk later! Have a super wonderful weekend!!!

Terry

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