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My Fire Fizzled

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!

Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

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With a Little Bit of Imagination…

You can be anywhere you want to be.

I managed 3,000 words on the vampire romance, and 2,000 on the Highland Wolf yesterday, so all wins. I even reached the 3rd level of the tower in my game. I got edits for the Red Wolf novella last night though, so I’ll have to work on that. Usually when I get edits, I work on them straight through to the end. And I don’t get my word count. So today, fingers crossed, I’m going to get my deadline book word count of 2,000 and do the edits and maybe get 1,000 on my vampire romance, so I don’t lose ground on it.

See, here I thought I wouldn’t have the vampire book finished until the end of the year, but I might have it done, if I can keep up writing on both, by the end of the month. And, then I have another vampire romance I had started that’s at 24,000 words, I think, so I might start working on it too after I’ve finished the other. It would be so nice to finish up some of my works in progress this year. Then I’ll have to continue working on edits on the Red Wolf book tomorrow. It’s really clean, the editor said, so shouldn’t be too difficult.

I have to run errands today too. They always take a chunk out of the day. A necessary evil. Okay, I’m off and running!

Have a great day!!!!

Terry

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I Feel Like This…

in this cold, cold weather.

Added 2,000 more to the vampire story yesterday. This morning I’m just trying to get warm, though I need to take out the garbage and the dogs. Yesterday, we had heavy frost on everything and the roofs made it look like it had snowed.

In other news: you just never know where a story idea might come from. I was reading an article about reversing aging by adding certain chemicals to cells. Now, just think of the repercussions of that! Even very old people can rejuvenate their bodies through this process. Not just stop aging, but reverse it! Sounds like science fiction.

Can you imagine all the businesses that would be put out of business? All the new startup businesses that would evolve? Some that would be illegal, trying to sell a product that would be dangerous to users? Or cheaper because the procedure is too expensive? Facelifts are out. Forget the cosmetics that claim rejuvenating ingredients.

Chemical salons would start up and people could sit in the salon chairs to get their chemical treatments and watch their wrinkled skin tighten and become ageless.

But what if you get addicted to it? Like some are to plastic surgery? What if one treatment every year isn’t enough? What if…you went too far. Or it affected people differently. One rejuvenated the right amount, and another became a juvenile.

For the condition in children where they age rapidly, this might be a good way for them to aid them in slowing down or even reversing the process. For the rest of us? Hmmm, could I remember more? Write faster? Have a few more years to finish the millions of books I have on my computer and in my head before I die?

What do you think? Are you ready to try it?

Terry

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Upside Down Fairy Tale

Hey, you know how you were always told that Goldilocks was guilty of breaking and entering the three bears home? Broke furniture, ate their porridge, was caught sleeping in baby bear’s bed? Well, did you know that they were shifters?

See? Goldie was pleading her case to the bears and I’m not sure they were buying it. Maybe if she gave baby bear her teddy bear, they’ll let her go with a stern warning.

Okay, shockingly enough, I managed to play with baby AND finish creating a cover for the print version of Woodland Fae, and finish formatting it, and sent it for preview. And it’s now available too. And the ebook is available at Barnes and Noble.

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Woodland Fae

Letta is a scorpion fae, pretending to be a woodland fae, since her own kind had practically annihilated their own. She’s come of age and must leave her kind behind to make her way in the world. Taking refuge in a cave during a storm in wolf fae territory, she’s attacked by a wolf shifter fae and saves another’s life, who happens to be the pack leader’s sister. But now Letta has a new problem. The bite she’d received turns her into a wolf shifter also, but will the wolf fae pack accept her or scorn her for being one of the deadly scorpion fae if they learn the truth?

Simon is the pack leader for the Wolf Mountain pack and he’s unsure what kind of fae Letta is, not having heard of a woodland fae before. Yet he’s attracted to Letta like he’s never been to a she-wolf before. That causes dissent among some of his wolves who believe another wolf should be his mate and he must prove to his pack that he has what it takes to lead.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LGKXJZS

Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1633110427

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/woodland-fae

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130028145?ean=2940161468968

iBooks:https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Woodland_Fae

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/913377

And this is where it all began for The World of Fae!

Raven Fae is coming next!

And I worked on Claiming the White Bear edits. Now I just need to finish writing the story! Trying to focus on that today and NOT on the next Silver Town wolf story that I need to write!

Have a great day! I’ve got to get busy!!

Terry

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A Fae Day–but off to The World of Elves

 

Today has been a fae day!!!!! Which means that everything that could go wrong, could go wrong. First, I was taking out the trash and bringing in my Halloween decoration and the puppies got out. I LOVE my neighbors. One of the men tried to chase the two down, got one home, alerting me that they had sneaked out the front door when I hadn’t properly closed it. And then two other neighbors chased Max down. I walked, drove around the neighborhoods, couldn’t find him, but when I got home, Eugene Ping had him in his truck. THANK YOU! I don’t believe Max would have figured out how to get home. Dumb dog. Don’t they know that that’s where they get all their loving?????

But the fae day wasn’t just mine. When I took my car in to get an oil change, the one guy there had lost a customer’s keys, and the guy working on my car left his phone in my vehicle. Thankfully, I had stopped by Starbucks for a peppermint mocha to make myself feel better and saw his phone. I was able to swing around and return to the oil change place and drop off the phone. Had I gone to the grocery store like where I was headed next first, it would have been a real mess trying to get back to the oil change place. (Is it too evil of me to be glad that the fae don’t only mess with me???)

Anyway, so it’s been a fae day.

On the way home from the grocery store yesterday, I saw a wild red baby pig. I so wished I could have stopped the car and gotten a picture!!!! I’ve heard they are in our woods, but I had never seen one.

We were under tornado watch last night until 10 pm for Halloween. I had lots of trick-or-treaters before I took baby home to her parents and had dinner and watched Hocus Pocus with them. We had a great time. But I had to leave to go home during the brunt of the storm, 5″ of rain, could barely see the road and it was flooded, but luckily, everyone was really driving slow, couldn’t believe it. Usually, it doesn’t matter how bad the conditions, you always have someone rushing to get somewhere. At least I didn’t have to worry about kids out looking for candy.

So I’m off to work on Darkland Elf. I’ve promised it FOREVER, and it’s been on my TBA list in all my books FOREVER, so it’s about to finally be done. Then it’s back to: The Witch and the Jaguar, Woodland Fae, and Claiming the White Bear.

Okay, so here’s the deal. I’m signed up for National Novel Writing Month, but you can only list one book in there. I found on the forums a group who are like me! Yay! I couldn’t imagine I was so unique. Yes, we are all working on multiple manuscripts. And like me, we want to work on all of them. With NaNoMo, you are supposed to get at least 50K done on one. I can’t. I need to finish Darkland Fae (already at word count), write 20K on The Witch and the Warlock, 30K on Woodland Fae, and not sure on Claiming the White Bear. 🙂 So I’m working on as many projects as I can to finish some of them up this month.

I will get 50,000 words for NaNoMo, but it will be for multiple stories.

AND, I got Day of the Wolf back that I need to read over, an I have edits for Silver Town Christmas I need to go over.

Now that the dogs are home safe and sound, and I’ve run my errands, it’s time to get cracking on the books!

Hope you have an UN-Fae Day.

Terry

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Ice Cream and Me–Brainstorming in My Fantasy World

A visit to a fun ice cream shop, and my fantasy version of me brainstorming on the Woodland Fae. I am 35,000 words into the book, but I was working on Claiming the White Bear yesterday, 3200 words done, thereabouts. I need to type up the notes and it’s usually more than I think. Going to the zoo today, so ready to capture some great pictures. I hope. Sometimes the animals are perfect models, sometimes not.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Terry

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The Winter Blues or Summer Warmth

I could say I planned this. It’s what you can call creative license. Or…I could admit I forgot to change the White Balance setting from incandescent to sunlight.

I was wondering why my first photos were such a pretty blue! But just think, you can do this too! For…an artistic change! Or…not.

Hope you are enjoying your day! I’m off to get something done!! Reached 60K! Twenty to go. When it gets down into the teens, it’s pumping fist time!

Have a wonderfully warm, sunny, blue wintry day!

Terry
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Jasmine Growing Wild in the Woods

I never think of plants I buy in the store as being native or naturalized in native settings in certain parts of the world. They’re just, you know, grown in pots at nurseries. So when I saw the beautiful yellow flowers in the woods behind a neighbor’s house near where I pick up my mail, I thought he must have planted them. But he hadn’t. I’ve seen them on the wetlands walk too, but didn’t realize these were growing on the walk through the development also. This time I took my camera.

The southern pines and the yaupon holly growing rampant in the pictures above are also native, and I have a few of them growing in my yard. In other places, I’ve had to buy them at the store. They’re really beautiful.

I’ve grown the Carolina Jasmine in my garden before and they’re so pretty. But it’s wonderful to have plants that normally grow in your area, and not have to baby plants that don’t like the heat, humidity, and the few days of freezes we have. I opt for easy maintenance and hardy plants, as much as possible. Sometimes even hardy plants succumb to unusual weather patterns.

I managed to get my word count for yesterday and the day before and the corgis go home to their momma and daddy tonight!

I did get more writing in this week than when I have baby here. I’m up to 57K, hope to reach 60K today. Only 23K left to go so far! Well, as far as reaching minimum word count. But this morning, I was thinking of a scene. Not exactly thinking of it, the characters had taken over and were making up their own scene. I love it when that happens. Especially when I remember it! Off to write it down before I forget it!

Have super lovely day!!

Terry
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Dreaming Dreams that Aren’t Dreams at All

 

Turning a red rose picture into a pastel version.

lpdragonfly.deviantart.com gives a tutorial on turning pictures into dreamy pastels.

So I had to go to a place and I was told to go to one place, but nope, they didn’t do the tests there. I had to go in the opposite direction, making me travel twice as far as I would have. And then I went into one building, go over there, nope, you need to go to a different building. Nope, not here. Go to a different building. Inside, I was directed to another wing. There, I was told to go to another window. At that window, I was told nope, you need to go to the first window you were at.

But they told me to go see you. The technician walks back to the other window to straighten that lady out and it was done. A ten-minute procedure that should have taken 20-mins travel time, instead of a two-hour trip.

Now, I have to look at the bright side of things. I can use it for a story! Funny how things like that happen. Oh, and since I was fairly close to a couple of landscape places, I went into three of them before finding the shrub I’ve been looking for, for three years now! It was at the last shop I looked at and the poor little things need some water and sunlight and room, so hopefully they’ll be greening up beautifully now that they have a new home. My neighbor has 4 of them (his house was the model home, so they landscaped it beautifully) and so I’ve always wanted to get them. They’re Steeds holly and pyramidal in shape, which means normally, no need to trim them and they look great! I like low maintenance.

Okay, so last night at midnight, I hear a dog barking in my dreams. And of course, I begin to dream about it. Five miniature poodles are running all over my yard and my dogs are trying to play with them, and I am trying to take my dogs inside so the dogs quit playing and barking. Which would disturb the neighbors. Which actually happened the morning before. Not that scenario exactly, but their dogs got out, Max pushed open the door to come inside and let all the dogs out, and so chaos at 6:30 in the morning. Who sleeps that late anyway??? 🙂

Well then, I’m waking more because the dog keeps barking, and I think it’s the neighbor’s dog. It CAN’T be Rilo. I wake even more and realize it is Rilo! Okay, so I tell him to shut up and go to sleep and that does the trick. He goes to sleep. I don’t. For hours. No more dreams though. I think that has to go in a story!

Because of the long day yesterday getting other stuff done and not getting other stuff done, I didn’t get my word count OR all my errands run. I hate running errands, but that’s where I’m off to again. This time I know where I’m going though!

Have a super, lovely Friday!!

Terry
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In Fantasy or Fiction…

We create worlds.

In the one picture I took in Scotland, I was on the bus in Edinburgh, and we saw a beautiful rainbow. But the setting wasn’t beautiful, cluttered with buildings and stuff. So I created a fictional world–from a photo I’d taken from a castle on the Isle of Skye. The scenes were both fantastical, as if being dropped into a fairy world, yet both are real. I’m sure the passengers thought my friend and I were nuts as we took as many pictures of the rainbow as we could capture while the bus kept moving along.

In the one I took of the cardinal, he was looking into the water as if peering at his reflection. But, what if–and that’s the start of a story. What if he sees himself as a hawk. Or he wishes he were a bird of prey. Or what if he realizes the hawk is above, his reflection in the water? That’s what makes creating stories from reality into fiction, or fantasy, fun. The cardinal was really at a birding stand at the cabins where we did our writer’s retreat, staring into the water. I edited the book I had to edit while there, but I also took advantage of photographing as much as could. 🙂 <3

The cooper hawk was sitting on my fence. I included an awful picture of a blurred version of the cooper hawk when he was on a different fence section and was getting ready to take off. I wouldn’t have shown it on here, but I posted it on FB to show the wing span, and one of my readers said it was a shifting hawk! There you have it! My shapeshifters shift so fast, they are a blur of forms. I love my readers. 🙂 She turned my poor photo into fantasy, and now, you know what that means? Anyone who sees a creature shifting is in trouble.

I really, really need to run errands today. I hate running them because it messes up my writing routine, then I’m struggling to get it done. If I don’t go early, though, I’ve begun to write, and then…yep, no errands. My car registration came in and I have to get a safety inspection before I can register it, so….no putting it off. That’s the mundane of life. I’d rather be photographing, creating bears, creating composites, gardening, and writing. Oh, and I did get about 60 gals of branches cut and weeds pulled yesterday. Then I moved a rock, it was starting to get too dark to work, and found a snake. Yes, it was a garden snake, but that decided it. No more gardening for the night!

Have a super, lovely day!!

Terry
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