I’m up to 38k and am shooting for 40k today on Warrior Elf. I need to have lunch with my granddaughter. I believe it’s going to be warmer again today. Yesterday was really nice, but strong winds had blown a branch off a neighbor’s tree and into my shrubs. I’m hoping the garbage men will take it away. 🙂
I’m off to work and then walk to her school, home again, work a couple of hours and back to her school. Have a lovely day!
Prince Argon has taken Lady Kersta and her companions hostage because he needs them to help him rescue his sister from captivity and then he must return to his princedom and make his twin brother pay for his crimes. Kersta and her friends have special abilities that he hopes to use. But now they have a new problem. The prince’s sister is being offered to either one of two suitors, and they’re in the fight to the death to keep her. The man who holds the strings is a king who claims she’s his niece, but Argon knows the man is not their uncle!
Kersta can’t believe she and her companions have paid passage on the prince’s ship to take them home and instead he’s taken them to the Emerald Isle of Mists on a rescue mission and all because a soothsayer has predicted this will come to pass. Not only is danger all around them, but Kersta’s whole life is about to be turned upside down.
So I have a fan role-playing group for my cougar series on Facebook and they’re so cute. I was trying to figure out which character needed a mate in an upcoming cougar book and I now have a list of characters two pages long. I loved it! They are so cute.
From sisters-in-law to vet assistants to brothers, and even a request by a father to have some kids–I adored the comments.
Okay, I’ve already been to the grocery store and run other errands before eight this morning. The only regret I have is that it was so cold this morning, still is, that mist was rising off the ponds and I wished I’d had my camera with me and snapped some shots.
Time to do Wordle, and work on A Wolf’s Second Chance!
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.