Well, I’m 10,000 words behind on Roxie’s story because of working on Big Cat Magic, but I managed to get it down to that today. lol It was more. This is a MidJourney version of a ragdoll cat.
I’m off to take my granddaughter to the pool and then lunch with them, and then back to the book! I need to write 3,000 a day now to make up for being behind, but that will take 10 days, unless I can write more than 3k. But it always depends if I can keep thinking of new scenes for the story or not.
Okay, so no, that is not the Highland wolf, but that is the title of the Christmas Highland wolf story coming out next year, October, I think.
Anywho, the Highland cow represents the ones in the story. Isn’t he ADORABLE?
I just love them.
All right, it’s TGIF, and I’m off to hopefully finish up proofing of Big Cat Magic and turn it over to my final beta reader.
Last day to pick up little one from big kid’s school this week. She asked me when she was going to stay at my house for the day–even though she was here all day Monday and Tuesday. She has been staying here for two days of the week for 5 years, so it’s hard for her to understand we have a whole new schedule now. But I told her I’d take her swimming on Sunday, and when it was good for everyone, she could stay overnight with me. We do that at least once a month.
These are two brothers that are at the International Wolf Center, Ely, MN. They’re just beautiful. One was showing dominance as the alpha. They were 2 years old here.
I’m at 18,000 words on Big Cat Magic. I’m having a lot of fun writing it. I managed 5,000 words yesterday! Shooting for 2,000 words today. More if they come to me.
Leigh Cover Designs made the cover and she did a couple of beautiful book mock ups for me too. Thanks, Leigh! This is Kolby Jones’s story. Yes, he’s a cougar. But so is she. More about it later! It’s a Halloween Novella, though the way I’m writing on it, it might be closer to a novel by the time I’m finished. If you read my books, longer is better, right? I just have so many things to share in the story, a mystery to solve, a romance to build! 🙂 I’m just having too much fun.
We didn’t have rain and ended up with 114 heat index yesterday. I don’t think we’re going to get rain ever and it’s going to continue to be super heated for weeks. ugh.
Okay, I’m off and running on the story, I hope! Have a super fun day, and if you’re as hot as us, stay cool and hydrated!
I found this little guy in my photos and I thought he was so adorable, taking one big step with his big webbed foot. But the background distracted from him way too much. So voila, here he is. Not an ugly duckling at all. I took this photo at Balboa Park in San Diego.
I had to move some scenes around in the Highland Wolf novel and expand them yesterday. So I finally made word count. The heat was beastly outside, but I planted 3 of the miniature rosebushes first thing yesterday morning. My goal is to plant the last two this morning before the heat makes it impossible. And of course get word count again.
Have a super fun Friday. I’m off to get busy with mine.
This is for another art challenge. What makes us happy? Creating art, photography (the ostrich photo is mine), reading and writing books, the flower representing gardening, bird watching, animals, even stormy days. Of course there’s more, but this is what I managed to include.
Okay, I’m off to work like a snail again on edits. My characters need more depth. Off to give them some issues.
Hope your day is happy! And if it isn’t, as Star Trek’s Cpt. Picard would say, “Make it so.”
I loved the discrepancy in the two animals heights, both with long necks and long legs at the zoo when I took this picture, but the background had fences, so I did the composite to show off the animals better.
We swapped out days that I have my granddaughter so she should be here any minute. My daughter and I were swapping seeds so I need to plant some more. Green zinnia? Can’t wait to see them grow in my garden. Off to get ready!