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Whittling Away at Deadlines

Do you think they can see us?

I managed to finish the edits on You Had Me at Wolf and turned it in. I pulled up Billionaire She-Wolf Ready for Action to work on next.

I spent some time this morning putting some files into Dropbox because I don’t have access to them if my external hard drives or hard drives die on me. When I changed over to Windows 10, I learned really fast that I’d lost some of my Photoshop Actions. Some sites are great about keeping your purchases available for redownload like Bellevue Avenue and Ashe Designs. And photo purchase sites like Bigstock, Dreamstime, and Depositphotos. But some places don’t. You can look up your purchases like on Pretty Actions and KCC Actions, but if you have a hard drive crash and you haven’t backed the files up someplace that doesn’t crash, you’re out of luck. So I try to purchase mostly from places that allow you to download your files that you purchased off their sites in the event you lose them.

Anyway, it’s just something that I’ve needed to do for a long time!

Okay, back to the book. I’m on page 5 of 227 pages. This book is 23 pages shorter than the other, so I’m off and running!

Have a super wonderful day!!!

Terry

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

Peacock in Hawaii

I was keeping up with my word goal, and then–book edits happened. They want two more promo blogs too. But You Had Me at Wolf edits came and those are easy, but it’s a long book and I’m through 90 of 250 pages. They were late on sending it to me, so it means they need me to finish it pronto. And first edits came on another book, and that one they want to move the release date to May, so they asked if I could get them done quickly too.

In the meantime, I decided to transfer 13 of my audiobooks from ACX to Findaway Voices because they didn’t have exclusive rights to them. When I first signed with them, I thought there were other audiobook outlets, but there weren’t. So I was getting barely any percentage of income off them from ACX and no way to share them otherwise. It’s rotten on the audiobooks because we pay so much for narration, not the seller, so we have a lot of money tied up in them. Findaway has wider distribution, but I don’t know how well it will do either. Some authors say they do much better.

Anyway, ACX finally transferred the titles and I had to redo 13 of the audiobook covers and upload all the metadata, so did that in the last two days, got 1,000 words word count on the new book the one day, and managed 90 pages of the one book I’m editing. So no new blog. I want to get back to the other book before I forget where I’m at. *sigh*

And, I asked for my rights back from a small print publisher I’ve been with for years and years and years. They have the first 2 of my Highland books and a western time travel. Without the 1st 2 Highland books, I can’t reduce the sale price to have like a BookBub ad for the first in the series. But it means editing the books, formatting them for ebooks and print books and making new covers for both. They’re coming back to me around the 14th.

That’s why I haven’t been blogging. Just too much to keep up with. And the heat is awful. I’ll be glad when it starts dropping to around 94 degrees as the high, which is still a heat index of 104. Tuesday it will be 111. Today and tomorrow, 109. So 104 will seem cooler.

Okay, I’m off to read!!! I hope to have the edits done for one of the books today. Have a wonderful weekend!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Monarch and Purple Flowers

If only everything in life was as beautiful as this!

Baby is on her way! Have a great day!

Terry

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Smiling Cheetah

All I had to say to the cheetah to get that toothy grin was: Red meat!

That, and it’s all in the way you say it.

Off to write. Didn’t get any more than 241 words yesterday with the baby here. Couldn’t sleep last night. Was up pulling weeds in the muggy heat this morning, even at 7 am. I’m determined to get 4,000 words today. Will I? Heck, I was determined to get 1,000 words yesterday.

I just love this picture. These are juvenile cheetahs, and momma is in the background with another sibling. I love cheetahs, but to frame a smiling cheetah while a sibling stretches his body in front of him was pretty cool. The smiling cheetah reminds me of “Smiling Faces Sometimes,” by the Undisputed Truth. Yeah. “Smiling faces, smiling faces, sometimes they don’t tell the truth…”

Smiling. Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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Changing Backgrounds

Morpho butterfly with different backgrounds makes the setting seem so different. Same with us. Think of it. You’re sitting on a beach in the tropics watching the sharks swim by. Or you’re sitting on top of a mountain after climbing to the top, wondering if you’ll make it down again. Yes, the view is spectacular, but do you remember why you did that in the first place? Or you’re racing up a sand dune as the millions of particles of sand sink away. Well, the setting changes everything. Don’t you think?

I’m off to take care of baby. It’s hot, hot, hot out and it’s only 5:43 this morning and this will go on for what seems like forever while I’m trying to think Christmas (for the current story) and cold. Which seems impossible. lol

Have a great setting for your day!!! Even if it’s just one you make up in your mind.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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What You Want to Avoid at Sea

Reflection of a jellyfish

Getting a slow start this morning. I’ve been pulling weeds and such. I wrote 4,000 words yesterday! Yay! I am 41% done with word count! I can’t believe it! That’s encouragement and it means I’m nearly halfway there.

Have a great day and watch out for stinging jellyfish along the way.

Terry

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

I don’t know what happened to make the rhino charge us, but I was glad we had a “glass” barrier. I was just hoping it would deter him and he wouldn’t crash into it.

But it made for a beautiful picture, don’t you think?

I want to write 8,200 words again. I’d be happy with 5,000. I should be glad I’m managing 2,000 words a day.

I finally finished the project out front in the garden. 101 degree heat factor, horrible. But it’s done.

Off to write. Have a fun day, and whatever you do, don’t rile those rhinos, ‘k?

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Stop Being Such a Peacock

Isn’t he just beautiful? I often can’t get a good shot of one. So this time I figured why go for the beautiful feathers? (Which are the green in the lower left of the photo. Go for a nice head shot, uhm, long neck shot. Yep. Beautiful.

Sometimes if one thing doesn’t work, trying something else does.

Have a beautiful day! And if you want to be a peacock, go for it!

Terry

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Having a Morning and a Half

That’s not good. I finally get a response about the audiobook titles I can transfer, I need to upload them. So I start doing that–need the cover, wait, no permission to open file to use, hate changing up to Windows 10. I mean, some things are good–my raw filter now works on Photoshop again. But other stuff like this is a real pain. I’ve tried to gain access, but I’m just not savvy enough to figure it out. I finally was able to open the file, and there are all the images but I can’t open them. No access. The administrator has to approve access. I. Am. The. Administrator. Let me in or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll…

All of this takes away from writing and I’m having trouble enough with staying on track and I know more edits will be coming down the pike.

So…I’m trying to make a cover from scratch, but that takes time. So who said this was going to be a piece of cake? Can I give them a piece of my mind?

I’m off to try and get word count and then play with a cover in the meantime.

Have a fun day!!! Mine will be productive and great….I’m determined to make it so.

Terry

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You Think You’ve Had it Bad…

T-Rex in Fort Worth–Sometimes it’s Better to Stay in Bed

The T-Rex, car, woods are mine in the foreground, sky is mine, lake and woods in background are from Daily Texture.

I thought we were going to have storms all morning. Nope. Just last night. We need the rain, so that’s good. Baby is on her way.

And I’m off to get ready! And no texting while driving. You never know what you might run into when you’re not paying attention.

Have a delightful day!!!

Terry

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