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Changing the Mood

A little chickadee in three different moods. It’s like writing too. Stories have mood. Scenes have mood. You have moods.

I managed to get 2,000 on Wolf in Need and 2,000 words on Highland Wolf! Now when I say that, it’s usually more. I just have to get the 2,000. The day before yesterday, it was 2273 on Highland Wolf. Last night it was 2375. And on Wolf in Need, I’m 55 words closer to my goal today.

The dishwasher repairman is supposed to come today. Yay!

I managed to fight all the monsters over again in Tower of Time, after I did the wrong thing for one of my characters in a challenge and she wasn’t balanced. Can’t have that. Luckily, I had saved an early game, but had to go through all the battles again. So now I’m on the 8th floor in the tower. Yay!

And it’s going to be warm again today, which means I’ve got to do more yard work. Tomorrow little one will be here and it’s supposed to be rainy and cold. For us. It’s all relative. It’s certainly not cold like it is up north. Here, we have lots of flowers blooming.

Okay, I’m off to write before these guys get here. Between 8-12. Will they arrive at 8? I’m ready! But I’m not counting on it!

Have a wonderfully moody, good moody, day!

Terry

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Chickadee

I love the little chickadees. I’m always asked where I got the bird feeder from. It’s actually a plant basket! And it works great for the blocks of bird seed, plus it makes for pretty pictures.

Little one is here. I managed 3,000 words yesterday on Highland Wolf, but I need to get Wolf Fever started too.

I’m off to get breakfast for a picky toddler.

Have a great day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Spinning Circles & 2 Chickadees

Two little chickadees visited my feeders yesterday nearing twilight. The sun was hitting my window and showing off the dust, lol, so I wasn’t sure how well the pictures would turn out. Note to self: Wash windows again. But the pictures didn’t turn out too bad. I love chickadees. They are so fast and flittery, they’re hard for me to capture. And yes, we still have roses in bloom.

Spinning circles–that’s what I was having when: I tried to edit my manuscript…spinning circle on my Word. Spinning circles on my blog. Spinning circles on everything.

Do you ever feel your life is on hold because of the evil, uncontrollable spinning circles?

For us, it’s New Year’s Eve and I’m having fun at my daughter and SIL’s this evening–dinner, games, movies, s’mores, yep, it’ll be fun. I picked up everything yesterday at the grocery store for the party. Hope I didn’t forget anything.

Yesterday, I managed another 4,000 words on the Vampire Redemption, which meant I caught up on the book, over halfway done, yay! I’m shooting for my 2,000 word goal, hoping I’ll get 4,000 before all the partying we’ll be doing today!

Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve if you haven’t already had yours on the other side of the world?

Terry

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When it Rains, it…

Little Chickaee on a Wet Rosebush

Pours. 19″ of rain, roads flooded, and schools are out today. We were under 40 flood watches last night, down to 10 flood watches today, and only 50% chance of rain this afternoon.

My daughter is off from work because of the flooding and we’re having a tea tasting party and watching a movie. Then I’m back to writing.

Ten days to go, and I still am a LONG way from getting the book done. Argh.

Have a super day! We finally got rain! And rain. And rain. And….

Terry

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Blue Octopus Saga Continues

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Not again! I was on the chatline on Amazon again, trying to get rid of the charges for the the teapot that keeps revisiting me in my nightmares. I did not want it, Sam I Am. Not in a house or with a mouse. Not on a boat or with a goat. I do not want it, Sam I Am!

So quit charging me for something you tell me that has been returned, 3 times!

Okay, now that I have that off my chest, I feel better. Until the next time. To be continued…

Hopefully not!

You know, if I wrote this in a book, everyone would think it was pure fiction.

I took this picture in Minnesota of a chickadee on a little red barn feeder.

So I was nearly finished with reading SEAL Wolf Surrender last night, but I have to keep taking breaks so I don’t start skimming over the words. That’s how I normally read books, so it’s hard to break that habit when I need to edit. I did walk 4.6 miles while I’ve been doing this though.

We have another scorcher today! Have a great one, and may you never be visited by a blue octopus you don’t want. Ever.

Terry

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Chickadees and Cardinals

I adore chickadees (rarely see them, but my rosebush has grown to five feet tall and cover the feeders, so I think they feel safer to feed), and I had two of them at the same time, but they’re so quick that I couldn’t catch two of them together at once. And the little female cardinal is a baby. I pictured her momma and daddy yesterday. There are two babies.

Sooooo, I did get my word count, but I also spent tons of time trying to fix things. I took a broom handle to the disposal. Yay! It worked.

I talked to Apple techs for an hour and a half, and finally, finally got my issue resolved. And the plumbers fixed my plumbing. So those were three of the MAJOR issues I needed to fix. The phone still does its out of control like a robot has gone haywire alerts. And my tires still say they need inflating.  Well, not the tires exactly, but the idiot light in the car does.

So that’s not bad, really. The three really important things were fixed. The others…I still need to resolve. The issue with my Mac came up when I did an update. The issue with my phone came up when I did an update. Do you see a pattern here????

Okay, 10,000 words to go to get word count, AND I have edits on a book I need to finish and turn in, so happy weekend, everyone!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Early, Late, or On Time?

When I was in the army, I had a boss once who said he didn’t want us there to give a briefing early or late. He wanted us there on time. “You’re wasting the government’s time if you’re early. You’re wasting the general’s time if you’re late. So come on time.”

What are you normally? Always running late? Have to be there early? Never want to waste time and are right there on the button?

You know if you’re running late, nothing will go your way. You’ll get behind slower traffic, get a flat, run into every red light. If you’re early, all the lights will be green, no traffic to speak of, car’s running fine and you’re there even earlier than you had wanted to be. I know. Because I always try to be early anywhere I go. But the moment I’m running behind on time….

I turned in the changes to SEAL Wolf Undercover, caught up on my word count on Double Cougar Trouble, and finally figured out what I was going to do with White Wolf and sent in the materials I needed to–long synopsis, short synopsis, etc.

For a second, that means all I have to do is finish writing Cougar Trouble, unless I’m forgetting something. 🙂

blue-berries-on-plant-900-058I took my walk yesterday and came across these beautiful blue berries. Do you notice all the pretty things around you when you’re out and about?

And then the new sky pencil holly are already attracting birds. This chickadee was diving in and out of the spindly, newly planted shrubs.bird-on-new-holly-900-005

And then a blue jay came to explore. Just add a little plant life and the animals will find a home.

blue-jay-new-holly-900-006I forgot my excerpt yesterday, so will try to do that tomorrow. 🙂 Otherwise, it’s back to writing and walking and taking pictures.

wicked-witch-900-001Oh, and if there are any wicked witches in your life, turn them into yard decorations for Halloween. 🙂

Have a super great one!!

Terry Spear

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

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Last Day of Excerpt Wars!!!

Amethyst Bear Ready for Halloween!

Amethyst Bear Ready for Halloween!

Amethyst Bear sold! That was quick! But I can make more.

Last day for commenting at the Facebook Excerpt Wars Contest!

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We want you to get some peeks into our super sexy box set and we’re hoping you’ll share these snippets with your friends. In fact, we’re so excited about it and you guys have been so supportive of us…we want to give away more prizes!

To enter EXCERPT WARS, simply SHARE and COMMENT on the author’s excerpts every day from 9/18-9/20. Posts will be from Laura Kaye, Caridad Pineiro, Opal Carew, Randi Alexander, Stephanie Julian, Sara Humphreys, Terry Spear, Lori Handeland, Paige Tyler, and Judi Fennell.

Each time you share the excerpts and comment on them, it increases your odds of winning. You’ll be entered to win the grand prize– a $100 Gift Card! Not only that, we’ve got 10 eBooks up for grabs too. (Winners announced on Sunday 9/21/14)
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Royal Reviews is giving away my ENTIRE shifter set to one lucky commenter on her site. The WHOLE entire set, and this is worldwide!!! It’s through Hero of a Highland Wolf, that’s 14 wolf books and the autographed copy of Jaguar Hunt. That’s book 3 in the Jaguar series, plus the other two, Savage Hunger and Jaguar Fever.

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1 lucky winner will win the ENTIRE set of Terry Spear’s Shifter books published by Sourcebooks Casablanca, including a signed ARC of Jaguar Hunt.

Click on the link below and go to Royal Reviews page to comment for a chance to win!

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends October 1. Winner will be announced on October 2 

I’m just announcing it here to everyone who loves my books to ensure you  have a chance to win at the Royal Review site! 🙂 <3

Chicadee

Chickadee

Closeup of the Chickadee

Closeup of the Chickadee

It was so tiny and doing acrobatics. I’d never seen one before, and I caught it on camera before he disappeared. Isn’t he cute?

I’m off to work on Call of the Cougar some more. Managed to get another 1,000 words done. But with all the promo on all this other stuff, it’s been hard to keep after the word count.
Also, I’ll be hosting a Christmas party on FB for some of us who are having new Christmas releases!
It’s an all day, all genre Christmas party of new Christmas book releases!

https://www.facebook.com/events/852374908108006/

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I will be giving away A SEAL Wolf Christmas and a teddy bear! One of my Christmas Elf bears made of alpaca wool, with suede paws! They have tapestry vests and velvet hats with purple glitter. Just come to the party and comment on my post for a chance to win.

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Really off to write! 🙂 Have a great Saturday!!!

Terry

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