My dogs with me while I’m making teddy bears. 🙂 They will sleep there, but if I move at all, they’re alert. They won’t be left behind. So I grabbed the camera from my sewing machine and took a shot of them watching me, wondering what I was up to.
Today, my granddaughter and I are making 7-layer magic bars. Yum. I put them in one of my recent stories and I haven’t made them in years. Then we’re going over to have Christmas Eve dinner at her place and then the next morning we’ll have Christmas here.
Okay, off to put my bear supplies away for a while. I have 3 bears made up, need to make up 2 more and finish these 3 also, but it’s time to clean up for Christmas!
Hope you all have a great time over the holidays! It’s still freezing here! And yes, it does feel like Christmas! 🙂
Last minute preparations for Christmas Eve dinner! What are you doing?
I found this interesting article about Shyamalan and his ups and downs in his works and wanted to share.
Excerpt from Rolling Stone, Brian Hiatt:
“On a wall in Shyamalan’s production company is a printout of the names of all the execs who said no to The Visit. Most of them, he says, have since lost their jobs. “That list meant different things to me,” he says. “It first meant the obvious, ‘I told you so.’ And then it morphed into something else and as one name after another on the list disappeared, you don’t hold on to that feeling of I told you so. . . . When you’re looking at it like you’re trying to get approval, that’s unhealthy. There’s nothing wrong with the people on that list. My job is to inspire them.”” https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-features/m-night-shyamalan-glass-interview-771063/
As a writer, I can relate! And I love how he dealt with all the rejections. What did he do? Give up? Nope, he kept trying until he made the story a success.
For me, everyone turned down Heart of the Wolf, except Sourcebooks, who gave me a chance and voila, it made Publisher Weekly’s Best Book of the Year. Only five were chosen. And the series has grown into 26 books with 2 more coming next year, and 3 the next, and 5 jaguar shifter stories, with another coming next year. Over a decade of sharing wolf stories that endure and endear.
One of Shyamalan’s supposed failures was Lady in the Water, yet I really liked that movie! Quirky characters and the mystery that needed to be solved and the way the critic knew nothing would get him. I love twists and turns in stories.
Never give up. Never surrender.
Okay, so the corned beef and all the trimmings are in the slow cooker for Christmas Eve dinner. House is clean. Now I need to get back to editing Claiming the White Bear! Before it’s time for a break and more Christmas merriment.
Every time I leave the camera home, this is what happens!
My son and I took a walk with the dogs, and he had his cell phone, and I didn’t think I’d need my camera. Even with the 300mm lens, we could have more easily identified the critter. Nutria? Beaver? Muskrat?
It’s the same pond where the otters had been. Next time, even if there’s nothing to take pictures of, I’m taking my camera. Just in case.
My daughter and son-in-law are decorating the baby’s room, so I was taking a picture. The problem was, the mirror reflected the mess as they’re still putting together the dresser, and painting, etc.
So I added a scene to the mirror for fun.
This is Texas weather, was pulling up spent annual flowers, and decorated the table for Christmas Eve dinner.
Have a great day, and Merry Christmas Eve!
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