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Bears and Writing!

That’s more like it!

While baby was here, I actually managed to finish up a few bears AND wrote 1,000 words on the novella. I had come up with more of the idea of the heroine’s connection to the bad guys and so I rewrote some more of the novella. And we took a long walk, which is where I took the picture of the mushroom in the tree. Mushrooms in trees and around the base of a tree can indicate health issues for the tree, though it makes for a cool picture.  And I have a few Halloween decorations up because I was looking for stuff to use as props for my bears.

I’m still working on a bear for an order–a larger bear with a Patriotic Patrick cloak and hat. I redesigned the arms for the particular bear, but I have to design a cloak to fit that size bear. And I’m working on a Santa Bear. Now, if I could only remember where I put the Santa mohair for beards. See, I organized things. If I had left it where it’s been, I’d know exactly where it was.

Okay, I’m off to write. Kids and grandbaby and I are getting together tonight to watch the Jurassic Park movie and have dinner. So I need to write what I’m going to write early. I hope to have 3,000 today. I’m at 6,000 now. 14K to go.

Have a super day!! We’ve got thunderstorms headed our way…

Terry
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It’s Okay if I Don’t Write!

I took off the week from writing, though I managed to get 2500 written this week anyway. But this is a research trip, and I signed books at a Barnes and Noble. I’ll use my travels for a story setting in one of my future books. I’ve been up here before, but more to see the wolves and their behavior, and to enjoy the other sites. Even so, I’ve set one of the white wolf stories in Ely during the winter based on my first trip up here, and I’ll have to do one for some shifter story for the summer after seeing all the flowers in abundance, experiencing the weather–hot, stormy, cool, etc.

Bears and wolves and rain, oh my! It poured so hard, we finally had to pull off the road, but it wasn’t letting up, so after a little wait, we continued on our way, ended up on a gravel road and finally back to civilization.

We’ve been brainstorming the whole time too, and I’ve been taking notes, so that’s important, and we’ve been halfway listening to Silver Wolf Christmas, which helps me to remember some of the character details and setting for Silver Town, since I’m writing the next book in the Silver Town series. So see? I’m not goofing off…too much. 🙂

Okay, were off to see the zoo. Tomorrow it will be the arboretum. It might be iffy on the weather. Hope we’re not rained out on either day! We were going to market last night, but as you can see by the rain we were having, it was a no-go.

Have a super, great day!!!

Terry

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More Snow and Ice Photos

Past time to get rid of this bug. Really.

Some more pictures of the ice and snow. We had a lot of ice and my grass is still covered in it. I’d forgotten to turn off my water fountain, but took a picture before I unplugged it. It’s been warm!! Freezing rain on top of the feeder. Goldfinches in flight, taking off suddenly from the feeder. It was snowing, but also, they sent seeds and snow and ice flying.

600 ice-related accidents in Houston area. Schools shut down, thankfully. I wonder how many of those accidents could have been prevented? In other words, how many of those involved HAD to be on the road. Police were telling people to stay at home unless they HAD to go out in this. A couple of the water districts were without water for a while. We just can’t handle this kind of cold for very long.

I asked my daughter if this was going to impact on school dates because the kids were out of school for so long during the category 5 hurricane, snow, and now two ice days, but she said the hurricane days were forgiven. And the ice days were covered.

Bear orders are stacking up. Book deadlines are stacking up. And I feel like a zombie.

Back to work on Demon Hunter! Hoping I start to feel better soon. I might have to see the doctor for antibiotics. I don’t like to have to take them, if I can overcome this stuff on my own, but I might have a sinus infection.

Have a lovely day!!

Terry
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Am I Making You Hungry?

I will get hungry when I’m watching a show where they’re eating constantly. I’ve had readers tell me that after reading that my characters had some meal, they want to make it.

So are you hungry yet?

Juggling baby, but finished the bear yesterday.

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Off to juggle some more!

Grab  a bite to eat and enjoy!

Terry

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

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Bears and Bears

I love bears. The top pictures, my son took in a bear park in South Dakota.

The bottom one is of a black bear at the zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.

Whenever I went to the zoo, I always wanted to see the bears!! I think I developed a love for them because I’m from the bear state of California.

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Rob MacMathan and his brother and a friend run the White Bear Wilderness Adventures Tour, White Bear, where polar bear shifters have staked a claim. This is their last tour group of the season, but when photojournalist, Alicia Raycroft, touches Rob and envisions what he sees, though her paranormal abilities deal with psychometry, whereas he’s clairvoyant, they’re both stunned. He witnesses a fight with an enraged grizzly; she sees a polar trying to eat her, which he interprets to mean he’s wearing his polar bear coat and trying to save her. In no way can he reveal the truth to her. Yet, just that connection between them pushes them to go beyond his self-imposed boundaries with both a client and a human.
Alicia is fascinated with Rob, not only because he’s rugged and handsome and just as interested in her, he intrigues her like no other man has ever done when her touching him reveals he has abilities like she has. She envisions a white bear coming for her as snow swirls about her in the Alaskan wilderness, yet she’s determined to take this trek even if it’s her last. She believes fate is predetermined and nothing she will do can change the outcome anyway. Alicia and Rob are already headed down one dangerous path, so why not risk a chance at love too? Only he has more dark secrets he’s unwilling to share

 

I’m still working on Falcon Fae, hope to have it done soon!!!

Thanks to everyone who  has purchased Cougar Undercover! Hope you love it!!

Terry Spear

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

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Flowers, Birds and Bears

I’ve been trying to capture a good shot of one of the blue jays and finally caught one with his favorite choice of food–a peanut.

King Arthur bear is going to an auction for literacy! He’s one of a kind, and has an antique tunic and brooch and crown.

A picture of the Purple Magic crepe myrtle. And a peach Knockout rose. 🙂

The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf’s synopsis is done and sent off. They’re about 3,000 words, so it was late afternoon by the time I finished it. The manuscript also went to the publisher. I used to write in King Arthur’s time when I had to send missives on vellum and used pots of ink and feathered quills. Then I’d have to find someone to deliver it to the royal family.

Now? Push of a button and it zings off into cyberspace. I might love writing about historical worlds, but I love our modern technology too.

I’m going over the final chapters of Flight of the White Wolf and hope to have it done today also. Then Cougar edits and back to writing Falcon Fae.

You know, if I don’t write all this down, I might forget it. 🙂

Have a great day!!!

Terry Spear

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

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Brrrr…Getting Cold Here!

green-bear-red-snowman-sweater-900-007Yes, even the bears are putting on snowman sweaters. 🙂  It’s all relative. It drops to 40’s for us and that’s COLD.  And it’s good for me while I’m writing Loving the White Bear!

Hope you are enjoying the brace of cold weather for all those hot folks in the south. For the north, not so much so, I’m sure. I wanted a fireplace, but this home didn’t have one, so this time of year, it would be so nice to have a gas fireplace.

Have a lovely day!

Terry Spear

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

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Let Me In!–And Taking Pictures of Christmas Lights!

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Mohair Santa with mohair beard and antique quilt cloak.

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Okay, so this morning I started a load of wash and I forgot to add some things to the really light load. I love my new machine. Really I do. BUT…there’s no adding clothes to the machine after it starts. Oh, sure, it says hold this button for 3 seconds and then it will unlock it so you can add something. HA!!

I took the puppies out in the dark, and saw green fireflies all over my neighbor’s trees. They were running all over them!

Nope, he’s got some kind of lights that are going 100 feet high. Now how cool is that?

green-lights-900-001I’m off like a herd of turtles to get a million things done. I got my Christmas tree up, the garlands up, and a few other things set up the way I want. Everything else is just sitting all over the dining room table, kitchen counter, and is a mess.

white-bear-colorful-lights-tiny-900-003New white bear. I wanted to try capturing Christmas Tree lights, this was before the ornaments were put on. The tree has only white lights, so I wanted to add a string of lights just for the photo. The background is blurred, bear sitting away from the tree, but still close enough that the lights bokeh is small.

white-bear-colorful-lights-soco-009The bear is closer to me, farther from the tree, and though you can see a couple of colorful lights–red in a couple of spots, they look mostly beige.

white-bear-colorful-lights-more-colorful-900-009Here is the same picture, cropped, bear lightened a bit, and this time I added some color to the lights–I used Curves adjustment–use the colors–Blue, Green, Red, and I used hue. I made layer masks, inverted them, and then brushed over the colors I wanted. 🙂 <3  And there you have it! Colorful bokeh Christmas lights!

Okay, back to the book! Loving the White Bear!

Have a great one!

Terry Spear

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December 1st–Christmas Stories–Never Give Up, Never Surrender

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Starting in December, some authors will have Christmas short stories to share. So be sure to drop in and enjoy!

This is one of the Christmas Santas I make with a mohair beard, mohair bear and tapestry cloak.

Okay, off to start the story at the REAL beginning. I always think of famous scientists who work and work and work on finding cures or what not, and they don’t just have that breakthrough on the first trial. At least, most don’t. Sometimes it’s the same for me when I’m writing the beginning of a story. I don’t know the characters at all. And as I’m writing, I realize they need a different beginning. 🙂

The same thing for photography. I was watching a DIY venture into creating hearts or other shapes for bokeh. And in this, the DIYer was showing the mistakes he made in his first trial and error attempts at creating this–first in cutting out his shapes: too big, too ragged (not clean enough cut edges), and then when taking the pictures–not having a good light source to create the bokeh.

The same can be said for life. My hard mineral water was leaving awful water marks on the shower glass. I’ve tried a ton of different methods to clean it off. After cleaning off a lot of it, I have been using a squeegy to remove the water after every shower to try prevent the water (minerals) from making more of a mess. That really helps.

So for writing, I have to remind myself, sometimes the beginning isn’t really the beginning. The rest I’ve written often just needs to be moved further along. Or, sometimes it just needs to be tossed as it doesn’t work for my new vision.

I’m not for sure until I begin to write the new beginning. And will it work this time? Who knows! Maybe. But that is only the beginning.

Have a super, wonderful day!

Terry Spear

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

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NEVER Stop Believing…

In SEAL Wolf in Too Deep, he really has a time telling her about who he really is. So remember that. If you’re strictly human, your other half might not be, but is just reluctant to tell you about his/her other side. They deserve all your love no matter what.

Have a great day! Hopefully, our garbage will be picked up today. I threw out all the food that I think might have spoiled because of our 20 hours or so of no electricity.

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Brindle Bear

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Mated doves on a rainy day

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Off to work!

Terry

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

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