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More Baby Ducklings

Digital Textures

This is another picture I took of the baby ducklings in San Diego. I managed to clean out one of the birdbaths of algae and need to work on the fountain and other birdbath. The poor birds are panting it’s so hot.

Back to the story!

Keep cool!!

Terry

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Angel Fae Video Trailer

Hawk fae Ariana is a guard for the royal family, a highly coveted position, and one she has worked hard at, but on one trip to the human world to have fun in the sun with her friend, she makes the mistake of saving a couple of children from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico. Now she’s living in a new world with the Angel Corp in the angel realm of existence, and she’s required to save both humans and fae alike. Before she has gotten her feet wet on the easier assignments, she’s stuck with the really dangerous stuff. But she can’t die, can she? She has already done that once. But she wants to return to the fae world—the living fae world—in any way that she can.

Malik was supposed to have been Ariana’s guardian angel but when he saw another human struggling in the riptide, he went to save him, thinking that Ariana was going to be just fine. Now he is her mentor in the Angel Corp, when he’d always wanted to get to know her better while they’d both been of the fae world. This situation of her wanting to return as a fae is a deadly business. But if she manages to do so safely, she’ll leave him behind. Now she’s working on all dangerous missions and he’s afraid he’ll lose her for good. Still, helping her to return to the fae world of the living isn’t in the plans.

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I finally got around to making the book trailer for Angel Fae yesterday. I just got quality approval on Dawn of the Jaguar’s audio book and it should be available soon. I uploaded it to Findaway Voices, which has a great distribution list, but I had to revise the cover for their site specifications. I also made a trailer for The Best of Both Worlds and working on While the Wolf’s Away. And I need to make one for Dawn of the Jaguar. They can take a while to make, but they’re so much fun.

The narrator for the Highland book said she would be uploading hers soon so I can proof it.

The dentist’s office wanted me to come in for a teeth cleaning again. Say what? I just had my teeth cleaned and I’m not paying to have it done every two months. Okay–March. No–May. That’s 6 months.

I’m off to get my word count today on The Wolf’s Second Chance. Hope to have 40K by Sunday and be halfway done on minimum word count.

And I’ve been goofing off with taking pictures of a hairy woodpecker this morning. I missed the tufted titmouse, chickadees and red-breasted woodpecker. Goldfinches everywhere. Bluejays chased everyone off. Doves and cardinals have come back. It’s a bird sanctuary and so much fun. The bluebirds will be arriving soon I’m sure. It was 32 this morning, so they are hungry.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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Downy Woodpecker

Love the little downy woodpeckers!

I was photographing birds yesterday and managed about 2500 words on Emerald Isle of Mists. I’m at the stage where I keep thinking on the story no matter what I’m supposed to be doing–like sleeping! I’ve been watching the series: The Wheel of Time, which is really good.

I see the birds are back, all kinds of varieties: cardinals, finches, sparrows, house wrens, chickadees, and more. And I’d like to photograph them, but I’m working on edits on Emerald first, and then I need to get at least 2500 words today, shooting to reach 45K today.

Have a wonderful day!

Terry

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Grosbeak Photo Art

A Grosbeak came to visit. In seven years, I’ve only seen one about three times. I love their colors!

Well, we had 8″ of rain in two days. We had such bad thunderstorms, I had to put Max in the closet so he could sleep. For anyone who doesn’t know it, that’s a havanese, not a kid, grandkid, or a significant other. Just thought I’d clarify that. He finally slept fine so I could sleep!

I managed to get through another 5 chapters yesterday. It’s slow going, trying to fix timeline issues. This morning, I was trying to come up with a mystery still. I’m at nearly 76k. I need 80K for minimum word count. I need to write a bunch of more scenes, so that will easily make the word count, once I’m not just editing.

I went out early before it was even light to plant more flower seeds. They’re seeds I saved from flowers from last year–zinnia, marigold, gerbera daisy, coneflower. And I have a couple of packages of more seeds to plant. The ground is so wet, it’s the perfect time to plant them. Some seeds easily come up–I already have quite a few zinnia popping up from last year’s crop. And marigolds are too. I love it when the flowers reseed themselves and it makes literally no work for me. I had so many colors with them, I would take my granddaughter out, carrying her from flower to flower and she’d name all the colors for me. I’m not sure about the gerbera daisies. They might not come up that easily since I’ve never seen new ones from the seeds I’ve planted.

The daylilies are really getting prolific, finally, and making a really couple of showcase flowerbeds out front. I want to plant more so it’s a drift of daylilies. I love the Asiatic lilies, but one flower per season and they’re done. I love the gerbera daisies also that continue to bloom once it warms up and as long as it’s not too hot. But in the fall, they begin to bloom again. The same with the coneflowers. I need to plan better on what is in front of what though. I have some taller plants that are in front of shorter flowering plants in some places.

We’re supposed to get hot again today, unlike yesterday where we were cooler than Minnesota! And no rain, so I’m going to plant the rest of my flower seeds before it gets too hot. It’s nice out this morning.

I’m off to work on the book, hope to make some more headway! Want to finish this before more book edits come in for previous books.

Have a super lovely day!

Terry

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Little Bluebird Checking out Treats–Photo Art

Little bluebird trying to figure out what will be the best seeds to eat.

Well, I shipped off the rest of the bears and the last book yesterday, dancercized with my daughter for a while, and then early evening, she said she was having steady contractions so I took my granddaughter home with me last night. I can’t get her to sleep in her own bed where she could have all the star lights racing across the room or Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star playing for hours that soothes her, but drives me mad.

So I have her on her mat for a few minutes in my room, but then she was crying. *sigh*

She ends up in bed with me, though I have been able to get her down for naps on her mat some afternoons I have her. Then when she fell asleep, I turned off the music, yay! Still had to endure the wildly rolling lights. But she was clinging to me and I finally went to the other side of the bed to have some me space and the next thing I know, she’s clinging to me again. lol

I did finally manage to sleep some though. I asked her if she noticed I moved to the other side of the bed last night.

“Yes, and I followed you.”

I just had to laugh. So then this morning, she did NOT want to go to preschool. I told her that her teacher would be sad–she adores her teacher, and that I might end up having her overnight again if the baby tries to come. I normally have her here Wed and Thurs, so no preschool, and I hope I sleep better! Anyway, she’s at school for now and that means I need to get something done on my writing before I have to pick her up! I may end up at my daughter’s house in the middle of the night, or I might just keep Keira tonight, who knows. The baby doesn’t want to come.

All right, got to get to work!

Have a super, lovely day! Mine, I fear, is going to be crazy.

Terry

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Wren Photo Art

Wren Deep in Thought

I love the little wrens with their upturned tails. This one was sitting on my fence. One was on the feeder yesterday. I should have taken shots of her and of the red-headed woodpecker. I don’t see them very often, but I was so trying to finish up the edits on the book. I haven’t seen the red-headed woodpecker return. See? I should have gotten shots of the woodpecker when I had the chance.

My daylilies are all in bloom. I need to get a couple of pictures of them. It’s taken a while for them to really look like a showcase of flowers. I’m glad I put them in early on! And they make me want to do some more plantings of them. They have such a sunny disposition and they flower daily, so a constant bloom. I’ve seen where some gardens have like a drift of them throughout the garden. So pretty. And they don’t mind any kind of soil. Which helps. Low maintenance!


I finished edits on the Best of Both Wolves and turned it in. Yay! No baby yet. *sigh*

And I’m finishing up the other bear for the bear order this morning. Name and birth date on paws. Need hearts and a nose and he’s done. Then I need to get him and the little bear ready to ship, and the book to Hawaii off. And then it’s back to Billionaire–67K on that book. It’s due July 1st, so I still have time, but I still wanted to finish it up by the end of April. Will I? Maybe not once baby is here.

Then I need to finish You Had Me at Cougar–30K on that book, work on United Shifter Force Christmas, a novella–2,000 words so far, this one about the human Rowdy Sanderson and all he wants for Christmas is to be a wolf, this is for a Christmas anthology with other authors, and the next deadline book, another red wolf Christmas. It has to do with Maverick and the reindeer ranch, but not sure what the story will be about.

So lots of projects to complete–all fun!

Have a great day! I’ve got to get that bear done first thing!!

Terry

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Swans a Swimming

Swans and their reflections on the pond. I took the photo at the Houston Zoo and then added Daily Texture textures.


I didn’t get a lot done yesterday. I did ship off a bear and 2 books. I spent the whole day working on the Best of Both Wolves. I reached the end and started over again, so I reached chapter 12 last night, which isn’t too bad, considering this should be the last time.

l was hoping I’d get this done this weekend, still hoping for that. It all depends if the baby ever comes. lol. But I’m working on the edits constantly, so hopefully!

In the meantime, still waiting on the baby.

We had wild storms yesterday, but for today, it looks like it’s tapering off. And we had a cool down, so our high is only going to be 66. I think some sunflowers are coming up, and maybe a bell pepper plant!

It’s really chilly this morning. Okay, no baby yet, off to get going on the book edits again. Hope to get to at least to ch 20 today.

Have a great day! The dogs and birds are waiting on breakfast!!

Terry
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Baby Goldfinch Photo Art

Goldfinch Baby on My Fence

I took this picture of a baby goldfinch that didn’t fly off when I went outside. The birds wouldn’t if the dogs would always chase them. It’s like a game for them.

This time the bird was just sitting near the fountain. But little one was with me. “Don’t get near the bird, just stand still, don’t move.”

That’s like telling a butterfly not to go to the flowers in her path. lol

Anyway, she scared it off to the fence, but the bird was so calm. It just sat on the fence and got close and I was able to get some good photos. So I was showing her the picture that I had turned into art and asked if she remembered the little baby bird.

“Oh, yes.”

“And I told you not to go near it so I could take pictures of it?”

“Oh, yes.”

So when her mom came to pick her up, my granddaughter was telling us to be quiet, not to talk loudly, sneak across the floor or we would would scare the birds. Now, we’re sitting inside and not chasing after birds. I just thought it was funny.

Well, we managed a nice long walk yesterday. And another later, no baby yet today. Violent storms and pea sized hail last evening. One of my dogs is terrified during storms but he finally settled down on my lap while I combed him out. We had nearly 2 inches of rain.

And I managed to get up to chapter 24 of Best of Both Wolves. This is the first time through and I have 5 more chapters to go. Hopefully this weekend I’ll be able to finish it up. My daughter said she’d pick up my granddaughter from daycare today. But that’s contingent on if the baby doesn’t come. It looks like we’re going to have thunderstorms all day too.

I’m going to try and ship books and one bear this morning. I still need to finish the other for a 2 bear order. Trying to get the edits done on this book. And I managed to reach 30K on You Had Me at Cougar.

Hope you all have a lovely day! I’m back to edits! Once I’m done with those, I’ll be back to working on the billionaire story and the cougar one.

Terry
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Gold Finches

So my granddaughter and I planted lots of flower seeds yesterday. We also walked in the misty, rainy morning and my granddaughter was worried about her hair getting damp. lol I told her that’s why she should wear her hat, that she kept dropping. She had a ball planting. She uses my kneeling pad to sit on, then scrapes away at the dirt and then pours ALL the seeds from a package in one hole. I try to teach her they need to be spread out. It doesn’t seem to be sinking in, so that’s my job. Spread them out and cover them up. She tells me they need dirt, water and sunlight to grow.

We have fun gardening together, and of course I’m weeding like crazy too.

So my daughter finally decided to take off from work to have the baby and I’m so glad. She wants to walk tomorrow. I’m still taking care of little one. So I suggested Little One and I meet her at her house a half mile away and we walk her to the community center to sign up for the pool. But I drive my car to the center, so that I can drive her home if she can’t make it back. I’ll have little one’s stroller because I know she won’t be able to make a mile and a half. This is all contingent on the weather, my daughter not having the baby in the middle of the night, or by the time we’re going to walk in the afternoon, or that she feels she can walk that distance.

At least I think it’s going to be a little cooler today, and we did finally have storms last night.

We had a notice thanking us for conserving on our electricity because we nearly had a catastrophe yesterday. Wait, what? Number one, I didn’t get a notice to conserve. Number two, I absolutely refuse to put on my air conditioning until it’s consistently at a hundred or so degrees. I had the fans on. The house was fine. But one day of 98 degrees and we’re going to be without electricity? Like when we had the freezing weather for a week?

Something is seriously wrong with our electric provider in this state:

Thank you for responding to the request by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to conserve power yesterday.

According to ERCOT, demand for electricity came close to the amount of power generation available yesterday afternoon. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 13, ERCOT issued a conservation alert and you answered the call. Because of your response, the grid held strong.

Wait until we have weeks of 110 degree weather!!! They have really mishandled things. And I’m afraid it’s only going to get worse. Weirder weather, you know.

Okay, I’ve got to get to work. And I hope you have a lovely day!!!

Terry
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4 Parrots All in a Row–Photo Art

I finally manged to get a shot of the parrots all looking in the same direction! And not busy grooming themselves with beaks buried in their feathers or each other’s!

Yay, I found the photo art file! It somehow moved to another folder. I don’t know how stuff like that happens, slip of a finger and then all kinds of havoc is wreaked.

I managed to finish 3,000 words yesterday, which I was surprised I’d manage. Especially with all the things I did with little one all day.

I’m at 58K on Billionaire. With only 22k words left to go, I need to begin wrapping up this book! And that’s fun!

I finally began taking some plants outside. Hope it doesn’t get too cold out. My chives are coming up in the garden, but I have two containers of them indoors, so I repotted them outside. They’ll feel better in the sunlight. And I have a pink and green plant, not sure what it’s called, that a friend gave me and it also does better outside.

I got the other faux fur fabrics in, so I will enjoy making up some bears from that.

I noticed that it’s going to be near record colds for the eastern part of the states. Even we’re colder than normal for this time of year.

And we’re doing an Easter egg hunt–minus candy. Pennies and magnet letters that little one can set up in alphabetic order and then she can have Mrs. Potato Head as the big prize.

When I was a kid, we didn’t have a Mr. Potatohead, but a neighbor did who had grandkids. When my mother would go over and visit with her and take me with her, I loved to play with that silly thing. Now they have it again in the stores, so I thought little one might get a kick out of it. She loves it! Some things never change.


Hope you all have a great weekend coming up. My daughter is off tomorrow so I won’t need to pick up the little one and I’ll get more written, hopefully. It all depends if my mind will allow it.

Terry

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