Created with Daz3D Orcs and Goblin and Daily Textures.
So what makes the picture fun for me is that it’s telling a story. Like I tell a story. Is the Orc Boss at fault for not making his instructions clearer? The Orc Minion at fault for not doing his job? The Orc’s Advisor at fault for not making sure the Minion did what he was told to do? The Goblin at fault for being in an Orc camp?
What if the Orc Minion is in trouble for spreading some Christmas cheer?
Who knows, but I’m sure I can make up a story. lol
In the meantime, I’m at 34K on The Emerald Isle of Mists and on chapter 2 of final proofing of While the Wolf’s Away.
Have a trouble-less day!!! Whatever you do, don’t upset the Orc Boss.
I was out weeding, another cooler morning, yay! I need to put out the trash. But I’m thinking I need to take a walk too. So many things to do when it’s cooler for only a few more minutes this morning!
I created this from a mushroom background photo, added another mushroom, and then added the rendered Leafling Elf, tree frog, flowers and worked magic on the whole thing. Her eyes are human. I didn’t like the look of the 3D eyes. And I added human hair also. And of course all kinds of shadowing, light, blurring to give depth of field and reduce the sharpness of edges.
Sometimes it’s fun to jump into a fantasy world before I go back to the real world of shapeshifting wolves and cougars. lol
I had to pick up my granddaughter from daycare and the poor little thing was crying. The reason? They woke her from her nap. Now the ironic thing about that is she doesn’t need naps. Ever. She doesn’t fall asleep every afternoon. No siree, Bob. She doesn’t need naps. lol
Today I have her for the day, but still need to get a million things done. My audiobooks are non-exclusive with audible now so I need to set them up on Findaway Voices. That’s 17 titles, so it will take me a while. I finished proofing Primal Desire yesterday, and I started proofing Saving the White Cougar and I was working on promo blogs for The Wolf Wore Plaid and a little bit on You Had Me at Cougar, the summer book. So a lot of stuff that I need to get done before the baby gets here because I’ll be helping the kids with him next too. Oh and next up is the next Billionaire book once I proof White Wolf.
So my granddaughter goes to the doctor with her momma to get the baby checked out. It’s due in about 6 weeks. The doctor lets her hear the baby’s heartbeat.
“Did you want to hear your heartbeat?” the doctor asked my granddaughter.
Her eyes widen. “I don’t have a baby in my tummy!”
The shark picture is mine. The mermaid and mermen from DAZ3D, the porpoise and some of the fish from pixelsquid. The merfolk are courting and everyone has to get in on the act. Do you see Dory and Nemo in the picture? I had to add them for my granddaughter. First, I had Dory, and immediately she asked where Nemo was.
When I first started blogging years ago, I thought I had to do this so seriously, so perfectly, so properly. Then I became me. Then the blog wasn’t a chore. I can be silly, or serious, or me.
Now that my public service announcement is over with, I woke this morning thinking, ohmigod, what day is it? Tuesday? I didn’t get any writing done, hardly and little one will be here tomorrow. Wait, no, it can’t be. Whew, it’s Sunday.
Maybe Groundhound Day is messing with me.
No, the Fae. Yesterday in the middle of the day, do you know what I heard? The dishwasher running. All. On. Its. Own. I ran over, touched it, it was vibrating, and then…it stopped. The Fae are DEFINITELY trying to get my attention.
Alright, already. I’ll write another of your books. But after….
So yesterday, I wrote 2,000 words on Wolf in Need. It will be the new novella in the 10th Anniversary of Wolf Fever. Yay!!
Only managed about 500 on Highland Wolf. Hopefully I’ll do better on it today. I think that’s why I woke up thinking I hadn’t done enough on my 4 days “off,” that means my 4 days of writing.
I’ve been cutting back the dead growth on pentas and other plants and the irises had to be nipped back. Still have to do that with plants out front today. The pentas are supposed to be only annuals. But some are still flowering. So I’m going to see if they come back this year. If not, I’ll just pick up some new ones. They’re the only annuals I plant, usually. I mainly just plant perennials that will come back every year.
Okay, I’m off and editing on Highland Wolf. And have to think of where to go next on both that and Wolf in Need for today.
Have a beautiful Sunday! It’s Sunday, yay! Not Tuesday!
I spent all morning weeding and putting down bark mulch but creating fantasy composites is so much more fun. I managed 4,000 words yesterday on Highland Wolf, and need to get going on my word count today! I have 62 words.
I love fantasy. Okay, so I did it! I wrote the 6,000 words to catch up on Highland Wolf yesterday. Today’s goal is 2,000, hoping to get 4,000!
It’s warmer out, yay! And I’ll try and get some more weeding done. I do it daily, every time I take the dogs out. And I did 3 composites for my neighbor yesterday of their granddaughter. She’s just adorable. I took her out for this composite and added a fairy and flamingo instead to show off!
I worked on so many necessary projects outside, weather was gorgeous, that I didn’t get my writing done. I did finish all the edits on the novella, but need to add one more scene and it was too late, and I couldn’t think. Otherwise, once that’s done, I can turn it in.
I managed to add 1,000 at the last moment to the vampire book.
But I did use the extensions on the vacuum to clean the gutters, still working on it. It’s a major job, but I love being able to get it done and not pay someone $60 to do it every couple of weeks! I’m hoping once I get them cleaned out, the pine trees will stop shedding too much more, but if I keep after it, it won’t be that hard to do.
My pavers were falling underneath the fence also, adjoining my neighbor’s and so I picked up some stones to put under them, hopefully that will prevent them from sinking again. That was a job too.
And I was exercising while I was proofing the book, so I did get some things done. Just not all the word count I wanted.
Okay, little one is on her way, and I’m hoping I might get some word count when she takes a nap. Or…not. I got 1,000 words before she arrived. woohoo!