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Monkeying Around

Okay, so I should quit monkeying around and get to work, but baby is here today, so that puts a real crimp in writing.

Monkey chilling, manta ray swimming, and snow sitting on shelf mushrooms.

Wrote 4,000 words yesterday! Getting close to the end of The Witch and the Jaguar, about 5,000 more words. Hope to have it done by this weekend and off to beta readers. Then I need to get back to Woodland Fae and start working on edits for Silver Town Wolves: Home for the Holidays.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, are you ready? I’m going to try and not eat so much! I do better at setting word goals and meeting them. lol

Off to get ready for baby!

Terry

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Birds Not of a Feather

All kinds of different birds, all beautiful in their own feathers.

I’m off to do all kinds of things early this morning and then have to pick up sick baby from daycare. Today was supposed to be my baby day off, but I know she sleeps better here, if she can sleep. It means no writing though. I did manage 2,000 words yesterday and finished a bear I need to ship this morning.

Have a lovely day!!! I’ve got to run!

Terry

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

Well, the butterflies are still fluttering around. The honeybees and caterpillars can’t move until it warms up a little in the day.

I managed 2100 words yesterday, some on The Witch and the Wizard and some on Woodland Fae. I can’t let go of either book. I keep thinking about both of them. They’re both about 13K shy of being finished. I have to run a couple of errands today, then it’s back to writing. I’m also setting up the formatting for Darkland Elf, one more beta reader to read it over it, and I’ve got to add a dedication to…???  And then it’ll be ready to publish. After 8 years of working on it, it’s time!

Okay, I’m off to write!! It’s 35 degrees out, which is cold for us. Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Hug a Veteran Today and Every Day

I think of my dad as one of those unsung heroes whose plane was shot down and wounded with shrapnel in his leg and arm, he hurried to hide his parachute, and then helped a fellow servicemen once he landed nearby to hide his parachute. Both men were captured by the Germans. He was only 16 and wouldn’t have even been called up for duty before the war ended. He survived several death marches and 16 months of starvation before he was freed from a German POW camp. He’d been wounded in an early operation and had been recovering for six months when his crew went down with all hands lost. We swear he had a guardian angel looking after him.
 
I was watching a series about Medal of Honor recipients, some who died while conducting amazing feats of heroism, some who managed to survive their harrowing experiences. It’s horrible to see the discrimination against our black soldiers (WWII), yet in earlier wars they received Medals of Honor, no problem. The man was a soldier at heart, a leader of men, and knew four languages, including German. Without hesitation, he volunteered to take out a fortification that had the whole unit pinned down. His men all died, but severely wounded, he did it, and brought back two prisoners, interrogating them the whole time, and learning where other fortifications were since he spoke and understood German.
Then there was discrimination against a Japanese American who was finally allowed to serve and his heroism earned him a Medal of Honor after his courage and perseverance drove him to fight off an overwhelming force on his own, to take out German machine gun nests, and despite being badly wounded, survived.
A man who had poor vision and was repeatedly given a 4F category, disqualified him for duty and yet when they finally allowed him to join (as a cook, initially), he ended up fighting what should have been a losing battle for anyone. Hold a town against an advancing German army to allow their own army time to retreat. He ended up alone, once his squad members were all killed when taking in German prisoners and it was just a feint. Even one German commander said he’d never seen such fierce fighting, not even on the Russian front! One man wearing glasses did it! One man.
 
In another, one sergeant was left to man 4 machine gun nests against hoards of Chinese in Korea. He ran back and forth between nests, shooting the whole time, trying to stop the Chinese from taking the hill. Only one other man was alive, badly injured and all he could do was toss grenades. Everyone else was dead. The Chinese withdrew, most likely believing all the nests were being manned.
 
In all these cases, these men didn’t see themselves as heroes. They did what they had to do to protect their own, to do the mission. They were humble about earning the medal, not believing when the word came down that they were a recipient. They wear the honor not only for the heroism they displayed, but also for all those men and women who died or were wounded or suffered otherwise in the conflicts.

 

I was watching a Youtube video a couple of years back of a man who went to rescue someone in a bad car accident, but before he did, he took the time to set his phone up to record his heroic action.

The men who earned the Medal of Honor rushed into battle to save others with no thought of recognition, most knowing that it was their day to die. How many of us could do that?

Very few. So hug a vet today, tomorrow and the next. And thank them for their service.Thanks to Veterans Flag Memorial San Diego 900

Terry

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Down South…Up North

So the pictures of the mud dauber wasp and honeybees and black bumblebee on the flowers are mine. The snow is my friend’s in Minnesota. The temperatures have dropped for us too, so I need to unhook all my hoses because we’re supposed to have a freeze sometime soon. But we’ll be at around 70 again for the rest of the week.

I managed about 1600 words on writing yesterday. I was editing Woodland Fae and so not getting as much writing actually done while I was also taking care of sick baby.

Off to work!!! It’s cold outside!!!! Have a great weekend!

Terry

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

 

A cold bumblebee and two caterpillars eating off the same leaf. “Hey, George, go find your own leaf.”

Baby’s here. How did Friday get here so quickly? The temperature dropped and we’d had lots of rain, so after shipping off SEAL Wolf Surrender, yes, it’s done!, I was working on Woodland Fae for a while, then pulled a ton of weeds out yesterday. Quit coming back!

It’s supposed to be cold and rain all day today, so not sure if we can even take our walk today.  But while I was editing the book, I walked 5.3 miles!

Hope you are having a fantastic TGIF!

Terry

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

On baby’s and my walk, I captured some pictures of our hot, muggy, Texas fall. And I realized there was a turtle near us. It was so muggy my lens kept fogging up (100% humidity) and then he hurried to get in the water and hide from us so the picture isn’t as clear as I’d hoped it to be. They are really shy around humans still. And I was able to show baby tons of very hungry caterpillars on the milkweed leaves, a carolina anole, the cocoon for the monarch butterfly, butterflies, honeybees, and bumblebees. So we had a science day.

Some days it’s impossible to get word count. Yesterday, it was just not possible. I was trying to finish edits when I could while baby was here. I managed 11 chapters, and still have 7 more to read through today. So I should get it done today, then back to word count on another story. I want to be able to turn in SEAL Wolf Surrender today.

We had stormy weather last night, lightning constantly. It poured, but things don’t look that wet out, too dark to really see. Our low is 65, our high 69. So much better than the heat index of 94 yesterday.

Okay, I’m off to finish SEAL…. hope you have a wondrous day!

Terry

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Fun with Photos

Kids’ bikes and scooters at the school–glad to see so many kids getting some exercise. A pale yellow clouded butterfly on my neighbor’s tropical hibiscus. They usually fly so fast and move so much, it’s hard to capture them. This one loved this hibiscus. I put in some that are winter hardy, so we’ll see if it can withstand my heat, but his hibiscus die sometimes, so I wanted something that would survive the extremes. A honeybee on milkweed. The honeybees have been in droves all over the flowers and I’ve seen one of those black bumblebees too. I hope I captured a good picture of it. And a caterpillar on one milkweed leaf, monarchs on milkweed flowers. Everyone is getting their food before the cold weather hits. We have 89 degree heat index today. Doesn’t seem possible in November. But by Friday, the temps are 46-57. We’ll be freezing!

Okay, baby is coming. I only got 700 words written yesterday, but I was busy into edits on SEAL Wolf Surrender. I went through the whole manuscript yesterday, just going over changes, but then started reading the whole book through to make sure the changes worked. So I’m only on ch 6.

Baby came early, so she’s having breakfast and watching Calico Critters, and I’m off to work on reading SEAL while I can.  We’re supposed to have rain all afternoon so as soon as it’s light out, we’re going for a long walk.

Have a super, great day!!!

Terry

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More Edits…Sleeping Monarchs and Fall

Captured the fall colors on a neighbor’s tree, really pretty, and sleeping monarch butterflies.

I wrote only 1600 words yesterday, though I probably made 2000 from the words I wrote after I went to bed. Some, I wrote while I was at the medical clinic. Have to have blood drawn, routine, but that meant an hour’s wait sitting in the waiting room and I always take a notebook with me to write on. So I was working on both The Witch and the Jaguar and Woodland Fae yesterday. But then last night I received final proofing for SEAL Wolf Surrender! So I need to get to work on it. She needs it back in a week.

See why I haven’t been doing NaNoWriMo in November for many years though I joined many, many years ago? I’ve had 3 books I needed to edit for my publisher. One of them isn’t due until Feb, but I’ll get it done in the next couple of weeks. It’s hard reading one story and then jumping into another and then back to another, and then off to another. So I usually just work on one straight through to finish it. UNLESS I have scenes for another book that just pop up. Or I’m on a roll on a book and then I just stick with it.

Anyway, I need to walk to the voting place today as soon as it’s open, and pick up my conked out sewing machine, it’s fixed! And edit and try to get some word count today too. It’s 76 out already and 99% humidity. ugh It won’t cool off until Thursday, looking forward to it!

Have a super day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Darkland Elf is Done! NaNoWriMo is Ongoing!

Sleeping caterpillar–original picture, and adding an interesting sky to the picture for a fantasy look.

While I was editing and proofing Darkland Elf, I ended up adding 2100 words, so made my daily goal for NaNoWriMo. It’s going to beta readers soon and I’m jumping on….I think The Witch and the Jaguar. I keep seeing scenes from the story.  But I might need to write on Woodland Fae or Claiming the White Bear…whichever pulls me into the story first.

Okay, I’m off to work!! I have to read the stories over to see which one snags my attention the most. Hope you have a beautiful day filled with magic!

Terry

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