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More Proofing

I knew more of this would be coming, but I’ve had such a horrible time at sleeping because my shoulder/arm hurts all night long, that I’m so tired all day I’m not getting half of what I need to get done, done.

I took two Ibuprofen last night to see if that would help, and I think it did some. So maybe I can get back on track with sleep and productivity!

I need to finish up Jade Bear, but I need to find a paisley ribbon if I can and then add the names on the paws.

And I made up another bear for a possible sale, but it was too dark last night when I finished it to take a photo of it, so I will today.

I got You Had Me at Jaguar proofing last night in, so need to do that also. And I wrote 700 words on Cougar. Since yesterday was a baby day, I don’t usually have much time to do anything else but take care of her. And then when she goes home, I’m usually too tired to do a whole lot. lol

I was working on the bear a couple of times while she was here on Wednesday and Friday and I showed her the bear ears and placed them against my head and then on hers. Her newest word is: “Cool.” She loves all the bears sitting around but she’s good about understanding that those are Grandma’s bears, not hers to play with.

It’s cold out! Yay!!! It’s all relative. What’s freezing for us (51 degrees when we’ve been 75 in the mornings) is warm to others. With 98 highs, and then now 70 highs that feel colder by a few degrees is a huge change. But I love it.

Okay, I’m off to do something productive, yet, I want to go back to sleep. If I could.

Have a great one!!!

Terry

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

She will be going to her forever home soon in Texas.

Well, this is a goofed up weather day. It said we’d have a low of 51, so I’m expecting it this morning. Like it usually is. Lower temperature in the morning, higher in the afternoon. I even dressed warm to try and see the owls that were hooted all over the neighborhood at 4:30 this morning. (Shoulder hurt all night long and gave up on trying to sleep since I need to be up by 5 for granddaughter.)

But nope. 76 this morning, dropping throughout the day. By 3 pm it will feel like 59 instead of 61 and it will continue to drop. It’s welcome, just unexpected!

Santa Bear with cloak made of antique quilt, mohair beard, sack of toys and recycled rabbit fur on hat.

So I’m off and running! In the muggy heat this morning… Twelve bear orders stacked up all of a sudden. lol It’s time for Christmas.

And I rewrote the beginning of Cougar Halloween Mischief. I couldn’t decide which way to go with the story, and went with what I hope is the most dramatic.

The owls hooting all over the neighborhood this morning, one near me in the trees, cannot see them for the life of me, and way off in the distance, other owls hooting, but I sure wish I could see them. There must have been about four. I love owls and just wish I knew what kind they were.

Granddaughter’s on her way. Have a great day!!!!

Terry

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

My Neighbor’s Werewolf that I Embellished!

It’s really important if you have a million goals like I do to keep making progress at whatever you’re doing. Since it’s cooled down a little, I’ve been weeding and weeding and weeding and it’s getting there. I can’t do it all at once, but I keep working at it. I have another four 40-gallon bags out for the trash again with spent zinnias and tons of grass hiding among them that I couldn’t reach for the zinnia. I had that many out for Monday’s trash too.

So it’s getting better! Just keep working at it. I also planted mondo grass last night, trying to find a way to have something evergreen that fills in where the weeds are growing. Hope it works. That’s also the important thing. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It could be that this plant doesn’t, but something else will.

I redid a cover for one of my novellas. I’ve had several for it but I haven’t liked anything else I’ve done or purchased in the past, so hopefully this one will be the one. It’s for a vampire romantic suspense.

And I was designing the cover for the Cougar Halloween Mischief novella. I was working on the story also. Got my first 1,000 words. Since my novellas are shorter, about 25-30K, I’m excited to get a start! For those of you who are following the cougar shifters of Yuma Town, Colorado, this is about Ricky Jones and the horrible, awful, wonderful, beautiful Friday the 13th where his world is again turned upside down before Halloween. Now if I could stay out of the garden long enough to concentrate on it… But man, the garden needs lots more tender, loving care. It’s getting there though!

This morning, I went to test out my shoulder, hand behind back, upward movement, and YAY!!! It’s sooooooooo much better. Last night, I tried it and it was bad. So I thought I was backsliding. After lifting a 28 lb toddler all day, my shoulder was killing me. This morning, when normally I try to pull my arm up behind my back, I could do it higher, but only for a second and the pain is excruciating. Today, I was able to move it to that spot for 10 times for 10 second holds. It hurt, but it was doable. Yay!!! And with a yoga strap, I think I even was able to get it higher for about 5 repetitions with 10 second holds. So I’m making progress!

I have someone coming to clean my gutters. I took my 6 foot ladder out to clean them myself and realized I needed a 10 foot ladder to do the job. ugh. Last tropical storm, I had a torrent of water built up in the gutters gushing over the top, so hopefully, this will take care of that! And I got a new guy to mow the lawn. My neighbor’s son got a job and we had another neighbor kid doing the yard. He broke a fence panel in my gate that I still need to have fixed. So this guy looks like he’ll be my go to yardman now.

Before I turn this into a book, I’m out of here.

Have a wonderful, beautiful day, that skips the horrible, awful part that Ricky is having!

Terry

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

I’ve been so busy with my books, I haven’t had time for bears. Pink Rainbow Bear is on her way to California, Merlin Wizard is on his way to Australia. The others are some that I made up and are looking for homes.

My granddaughter should be here any minute, so I need to run!

Hope you have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Done with Physical Therapy!

Which doesn’t mean I can stop exercises for my shoulder. If only I could use a little magic to make it perfect with a blink of my eyes, or have my wolf and jaguar and cougar shifter’s healing ability that heals injuries in half the time! Since I don’t, it means patience and perseverance.

In the meantime, last night, I pulled out the other dead tree and a bunch more weeds. It cooled down! Yay! And I planted a couple of things in the dead tree spots. Though one is only mums so I’ll need to get something more permanent for the other spot. I still need to plant some more plants. I need to make my garden more manageable. That means more evergreen plants that will spread a bit and shade out the weeds and some ground cover that will too.

And I got the new links for the books, so was updating my website. I still need to deal with Apple to get into their program.

I still need to proof the print books for the Highland books, but otherwise I’ve been thinking and thinking on the new cougar novella. Mist. Fog. Friday the 13th. It’s a Halloween story, so need to add some atmosphere.

Have a super great day!! I’m going to see about–well, feeding the furry piranhas first and then getting on with the day!

Terry

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

The photograph of the wolves is one I took of the wolves at The International Wolf Center, Ely, Minnesota.

It’s always time for wolves, don’t you think?

So I finished proofing the 3 books that I have my rights back to, formatted them for ebook, and began to upload them for publishing last night and this morning.

Amazon-done! Kobo-done! Google Books–done! Barnes and Noble–done!

I think that’s all but Ibooks, which I always have a keychain problem on and so I have to wait until next week to get them to help me fix it. I tried. I just have to do this and this and this and this, which is fine. I can follow directions. Except the second “this” doesn’t exist.

And Smashwords, which still shows the titles as belonging to my publisher, therefore I have to wait until next week to hear their verdict before I can upload them.

It will take a while for the ebooks to show up on the various sites and once they do, I’ll have to update all my weblinks everywhere.

Now, it’s time to format them all for print. The hardest part. Redo the cover for print. The even harder part. Though it appears the format for print isn’t working out too badly this morning. Maybe I’ve finally got my rhythm on it. Or not.

Since it’s only 75 degrees this morning, I was out tugging away at weeds and a dead tree. I need to remove another, but because of the issues with my shoulder, I might wait until next weekend to do that one. I removed the other one a little earlier in the week.

I had thought about putting off the print so I could get started on the Halloween story, but I’d rather get this done and out of the way.

All right, I’m back to work! Hope your day is GLITCH-FREE!

Terry

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Alpha Arctic Wolf

At least when I visited The International Wolf Center, Axel was showing all the signs of being in charge. He’s two years old here last year and Aidan, who had been the alpha, was eight, and ready to give up the position.

Okay, my granddaughter’s on the way and I’m trying to finish up the last 22 pages of the book. I need to dedicate all three of them to different readers. I’ll do that when I’m done proofing. And I have another promo project my publisher sent me, so I need to get that done this weekend. Plus the two bears!

Have a super wonderful day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Switching from Highlanders to the Old West–Ghosts and Time Travel

I’ve always loved westerns, ghost stories, and time travel so in A Ghost of a Chance at Love I was able to combine three things I love with a romance and the town of Salado, Texas that I used to visit with my mother when she was still alive.

Whenever we visited, it made me think of what it would be like to live back then when the town was just begun. Imagine the buildings that are old now, were new back then. The stagecoach that just takes sightseers up and down the main street would travel 5 hours all the way to Waco, Texas, the city that was a town near where I was living. The Stagecoach Inn was now The Shady Villa Inn during the 1800s. You wake up in the inn to find the name has changed, everyone is dressed for pioneer days or some such thing, the road is no longer paved but dirt, and cattle are run through the main street during cattle drives.

So that is the story I’m now proofing. The Accidental Highlander is done and hopefully this weekend I’ll have all three books ready to republish.

I know I’ll have more books coming in for edits, so I want to get this done in the meantime.

I think this will be my last physical therapy day. It’s already cost me $925, insurance won’t cover a dime, and my shoulder is getting better. If I keep working on the exercises at home like I have been, I should be well on the way to recovery.

Have a beautiful day!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Wolf and the Girl

No, this isn’t the story of Little Red Riding Hood. She’s a wolf too. I took the picture of the wolf at the International Wolf Center, Ely, Minnesota.

I’m off to proof The Accidental Highland Hero, adding dedications to that and the other Highland story that I didn’t have a chance to when they were first published.

I want to finish proofing this book, while I want to write another Highland story since they’re fresh on my mind, but I was thinking about the cougar Halloween story again…sigh. When I don’t have a deadline book to write, my mind goes in a million different directions! The fae are calling, another full length novel for cougars, the white bear series, and you wouldn’t believe all the covers I’ve purchased for books that I haven’t written yet.

So of course what happens? I’ll be writing stories for new books I don’t have covers for. *sigh* It’s not my fault. I love getting covers that are premade because I know what I’m getting. My problem is that no one makes cougar premades.

Okay, I’m off to proof before my day becomes my granddaughter’s day! Have a super, lovely day.

Terry

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Believe in Magic

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My clouds, imagine what was flying in them!

Red Wolf Christmas is done and turned in and that’s magic! I also had to do a promo blog, and it’s done. So the rest of the evening I worked on a book I got the rights back to and just proofing it before I publish it. Hopefully, I’ll finish proofing it today. That’s for Winning the Highlander’s Heart.

I was also playing around with a story idea for Halloween, a cougar novel.

For now? I have to feed my furry piranhas and then I’m back to the Highlander. I’m making some progress on my shoulder at therapy and at home. Yay! And that’s magic too!

Hope you have a magical day!

Terry

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