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Let a Unicorn Into Your Life

A little fantasy can be better than reality. And in reality, the unicorn is the official national animal of Scotland. I love Scotland. How cool is that?

I’m about halfway through on a 4th round of edits on Jingle Bell Wolf–my own, not editor’s. I still need to add some things to the earlier chapters, but I’m moving forward to change anything in the last chapters that need to be clarified.

I realized that the editor had moved some sentences to other places that she felt made more sense, which was fine, until I began reading the passages and realized the switch changed POVs midstream. I’m really careful about not doing that, so I had to fix all the POV issues then. One little change can make all kinds of new issues. I could just imagine not catching that now, and then another editor would say I switched POVs and me wondering how I’d made the mistake!

I’m off to work on a little word count on White Wolf, and I did some more on Angel Fae yesterday. I was making the changes on Jingle Bell Wolf also this morning…And I haven’t gotten to the bears yet.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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

I love the little bluebirds. I didn’t ever think they’d come, just seeing one in a blue moon, and now I have several.

I began working on the edits on Jingle Bell Wolf. I go through it one time, twice, three times, accepting all the small stuff. Now I’m printing out chapters and rereading them and making changes. I just need to take a break from the computer to see what needs to be changed and a printed version helps me to see that. I still have a long way to go, but no picking up my granddaughter tomorrow, so I hope to have today and tomorrow that are fairly disruption free and get further on it. I have a prologue, epilogue, and 24 chapters, so I’m through the 1st 3 chapters and the prologue.

I also received another bear order, so I have that to do. I cut it out last night.

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Plum Bear

I need to get some word count on White Wolf, added 4,000 yesterday, added 2,000 words to Angel Fae yesterday also.

Off to work! The day is slipping away!!! Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Armstrong Clan Bear

I need to make this bear this weekend. The bear is made, need to make its sash and bonnet and embroider its paws. This was for another order a while back.

I was sorting through my clan fabrics and realized 6 had lost their tags. And I’ve made bears for orders for some of the clan tartan fabrics, but don’t have pictures of them. Ugh. It helps to show them off to say I have more available without having to make the actual clan bear again unless it’s for an order.

In the meantime, I need to really get to work on the edits for Jingle Bells Wolf this weekend. I was playing catch up on White Wolf, still want to write another 4,000 words today, but it’s not going to happen. Maybe I can add a couple 1,000. In any event, I’m halfway done on it! Which means–if I usually discounted the days I have little one (-4) and that my normal goal is 2,000 words a day–I would have had 22,000 words by yesterday, instead of 42,000, much better progress. I started this book on January 1st.

On top of that, I’ve also been writing Saving the White Cougar, a novella, and that’s at 22K, nearly done–I think I started it after the 1st. And working on Primal Desire, 66K, nearly done (been 10 years in the making and I worked a lot on it in Dec–still editing though). I’d started with about 20K. And finished up the novella A Date with the Wolf that I wrote at the end of December and it ended up being 32K.

4thewords has made it possible! It just makes me focus on writing in timed events and it gets done!

MacDonald Clan

Have a great day!!! I’m off to get busy!

Terry

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

He looked like a little butterball. He was watching the birds on the feeders, waiting for his turn to fly down and get his fill. Added the Daily Texture painted floral branch to turn it into photo art.

I’ve got to run this morning! I need to ship off some books, one for an upcoming Valentine’s Day contest, two to beta readers who do such a wonderful job on finding so many of my typos!!! Names are my problem. Teri, Terry, Terri, Terrie. Now, of course, I wouldn’t misspell my own, but for characters in my stories, there’s a good bet if there are multiple spellings of the name, I will add them, and if they’re not typical name spellings, I will invent them. lol

Okay, off to try to write before I head out to the PO and grocery store. PO is not open yet, and I try to avoid the work and school crowd, but go before the stores are crowded.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Getting Overwhelmed

Trying to get a million things done today. I need to ship books and a bear tomorrow and get groceries. With little one here yesterday, didn’t get nearly as much as I wanted to write. I was working on a tax form I have to get out too. All the deadlines are just piling up and I hate feeling overwhelmed. Time to make lists.

I like to eat up the things in my freezer every once in a while, clean it out almost completely and start again, so I’m nearly at the point where I have no food!

It’s going to be 70 today, so another lovely walk day for my granddaughter and me. We were practicing adding numbers together. I always do that when she wants something to eat–like chicken sticks, then counts on her fingers how many she wants. So then I have her add the number she’s already eaten. It’s fun to add math to the equation when it doesn’t seem like you’re actually making them do math. lol

Have a great and safe day!

I’m off to try and get something more done.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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Orangutan at the Waco Zoo

There is a family of them there and I managed to get a good shot of the daddy close up to the window.

Well, little one will be here, so I’ve got to engage her in some educational stuff. We count by 10s on the drive home from pre-school, and I was counting with her by 100s also yesterday. She doesn’t like to share what’s going on at school, but they take pictures, so they have one of her holding her nose while she is touching a big red snapper. lol They’re doing oceans study this month. I’m working with her on previous months of workbooks she didn’t get to finish because of Covid concerns–sharing feelings and the earth and the solar system. Cool, right?

I want to extend her learning on oceans, but when she’s here, she doesn’t want to. So we’re working on the other workbooks. She can draw a circle, but I’m trying to teach her to draw a triangle.

Okay, I’m off to get something done before she gets here.

Have a great day and stay safe!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
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I Wish I was Here

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Photo by Rachel Claire on Pexels.com

On COVID-19, naturally, some vaccinations are going to the people with connections and money.

“Elite medical centers — at Harvard, Columbia, N.Y.U. and elsewhere — have inoculated employees and others who do not qualify for the initial round of coronavirus vaccinations. It’s an example of the effect of “cronyism and connections,” one expert said.”–New York Times

And money!

I still want to know why some people, who are saying this is all a hoax, are first in line for the vaccine?

This nightmare will end–eventually. I’m an optimist–my parents used to say that I could always look on the bright side of things no matter what was going on in our lives–and I still do–but events of this past year and this year make it harder to do.

But maybe the fact the vaccinations were created at sonic speed, and seem to be what the doctor ordered, cutting through some of the bureaucracy and red tape, was a good thing. In this case. If it works.

And maybe, if it works, and it’s a good thing, we can go back to work, to playing like we used to play, maskless, greeting people like we used to do on the street, stopping to talk, to be human and humane again.

Maybe.

Stay safe.

Terry

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

They had some of the most interesting ducks at the Japanese gardens in Houston. I hope to go back some time when we don’t have a pandemic to deal with!

I managed to edit A Date with a Wolf, need to read it through again and check over for any more mistakes and write a Letter to the Reader. I was thinking about it at 4 am this morning, not something I want to be doing at 4 am! I also managed to write 5,000 words on Saving the White Cougar. It’s at the halfway point on word count, yay!

After the big zoo trip the night before last, when little one came over for 5 1/2 hours, she was so tired. As soon as they got in that night, they said she woke from her car ride, it was 10, but she still wanted her regular routine, bath, book time, and so they sped it up. But it was still so late.

That meant, she just wanted to chill and watch stories when she was here yesterday and I could write. Yay!

I have edits that came in on Jingle Bells Wolf–don’t like the title, but what can I say?

And I hope to do that and get writing in. I normally can’t but with writing for words against monsters, I’m able to get a lot more done, and can still do lots more other stuff. Like comb out the dogs and watch movies.

I started a weird scifi series last night. Tanner is so matted from not combing him when my son was here, so I will need to keep working on it until he’s dematted. I love non-shedding breeds, but then the matting can be an issue.

All right, no more chitchat, got to get to writing–monsters to chase away, cougar battles to fight, Arctic wolf battles to fight, jingle bells wolves to edit… My day is full.

Have a great one!

Terry

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

I took this picture of a black bear at the Waco zoo and added textures.

So last night, we had fun going to the Christmas lighted Houston Zoo. I wish we could have seen the animals too but we had a blast in any event. I took pictures of ducks before it got too dark.

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My battery on my camera died before I could take the dragon shots. This was on my phone. My son-in-law’s pictures for nighttime are much better than my Samsung’s. The worst part is I was wearing a mask and every time I went to take a photo with my camera, my viewer fogged up, plus I was having a time finding the focus ring using gloves. What can I say? I live in Texas. I don’t often have to wear gloves! But it was cold last night.

So not only is my granddaughter coming over for 5 hours while my daughter and SIL celebrate their anniversary, I’ve got edits on Jingle Bells Wolf to do. Ugh. So other writing will have to be put on hold. I had planned on writing all weekend.

One of my favorite photo spots because of the beautiful lights reflection

I’m off to try to get my day started anyway, before I’m detoured!

Have a great and safe day.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Battling to Write

So I woke to having this idea about another story. I know. I know. Too many stories. But it was about the white cougar a fan had sent me , and so I had to write it, and I had to write on the new white wolf book to get my daily word count. I ended up with about 5200 words on White Wolf and 3300 on Saving the White Cougar. It’s going to be a novella so it will be around 27,000. And I was working on edits on Primal Desire.

Okay, so I’m getting a slow start this morning. I shouldn’t read the news. I had been thinking of the cougar story before I got up and I should have just started writing instead.

I know better. Often I’ll just check the news at night before I go to bed. Right. That’s a bad time to read it too. In fact, anytime is bad to read the news!!

Have a super great day and stay safe!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
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