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The Power of Flowers

A rose surrounded by purple flowers is a rose in a happy place.

Purple flowers are happy flowers. 

Can you tell that I love purple flowers? They add a bit of love to a garden of flowers.

We had a thunderstorm come in last night and it really cooled down the area! Yay! My house was 80 degrees so I opened the windows and had that nice cool breeze coming in. It’s been so hot and muggy first thing in the mornings that makes it feel like the middle of summer. So this morning, it’s cool and beautiful, and my granddaughter and I will walk, feed the turtles, and do a million other things. We’re going to do some workbooks, plant the rest of the daylilies, I managed to get the rest of the flower seeds planted, make lunch together–she loves helping in all things–and whatever else we can come up with. Maybe even weed. Though I need to check our storm situation out too. Hmm, chance of storms increase by ten, so we’ll have to go out first thing.

On the book front–I’ve been working on it all week, like every week, every day, moving scenes, editing, cutting, adding, cutting, adding. And I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Sometimes it feels there isn’t one, but I went over a couple of scenes last night and they’re great. I need to finish another scene, and then I need to figure out the ending. A nice conflictive, 360 degree turn from the beginning of the story to the end–and then it’s done! Then I can just read it for editing pleasure. I can’t wait!

I love it when it comes to that. Because I can’t wait to finish up some other stories I’ve started. Like about 5 of them! Though I have a lot more that I’ve started than that. But that’s the goal. Write the story, finish the story, share with the world.

Hope you all are having a wonderful day! Mine is just about to get started!

Terry

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

I did all my chores this morning, but then got distracted from my main quest, writing, editing! AppSumo had a sale on Depositphotos and I use them for covers and for video trailers. But then I was looking at videos of wolves and cougars, which meant wasting about an hour this morning! I could tell myself they’re good for research, to see their behavior and remind myself of it. I take a lot of still shots of wolves when I’m at a wolf reserve. I really need to take some videos myself to add to trailers!

In one, a male cougar who wants to mate a female was licking her fur, giving her a good washing and massage at the same time to put her in the mood. I’ve never seen that before and had never read that before, so guess what’s going in my next cougar book? Ah-ha! Not so much a waste of time then!

But I am getting late on working this morning, so I’m going to take a quick walk, plant some more flower seeds, and get to writing and editing! It is hot already!

Have a super, wonderful day!!

Terry

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Yellow Flowers and a Honeybee

Usually, I’m not big on yellow, but I have yellow lantana, coreopsis, two different varieties, don’t recall what these flowers are, and one other yellow flower in the bed. And then purple salvia. I’ll have zinnia in there that are coming up and sunflowers. It’s really pretty.

We had a lovely Mother’s Day, and I always enjoying hugging on the grandkids. Really lovely time. And of course I took pictures. Need to download them.

Everyone was tired. Them with the new baby, and me because I didn’t sleep well either. No baby as an excuse.

Then I returned home to work on the book again. I had worked on it all morning before I went over to have lunch with them.

Honeybee on a yellow flower.

I had moved one scene earlier in the book and that changed everything, and then too, I had been writing some scenes I thought should be in the story, and just tacked them on the end until I could find where they should be. So it’s been a month since I did that, and I get to the end on edits and I’m like why are these scenes out of order? lol

It’s wonderful when you can write a story from beginning to end, perfectly linear. But my mind doesn’t work that way sometimes. So this afternoon, I spent the rest of the day trying to sort out what I could use of the scenes at the end of the book and put them where they belonged and discard the rest. Obviously, I did not finish the book this weekend. But I’m getting closer.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Mine was too short!

Have a great day!

Terry

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Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s a glorious Mother’s Day today, nice and warm and I’m ready to plant more flower seeds and take a walk and work on the book and then have lunch with the kids! We’re ordering in.

One negative though, I’m so disappointed in those who won’t get vaccinated when so many people need it. Wake up U.S. But I’m glad those who wanted it are able to get it. Hundreds of thousands of vaccines are being turned away by states. It’s just unreal. Like an apocalypse scenario where people become deranged who normally wouldn’t. What is the deal?

Texas is way behind on getting vaccinated, several states in the East are taking advantage of getting the shots to protect themselves and others. And the great thing about that is that they’ll be freer to ditch their masks and socialize! SAFELY.

I just wish more people would wise up. Republican and Democratic leaders all got the vaccine to protect themselves and their families. Get a clue! This has been made a political issue, but the people in charge are vaccinated! Both parties!

Off my soapbox and back to being a mother and happy mothering day it!

Have a great one! Happy Mother’s Day!

Terry

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Gerbera Daisy Photo Art

Well, still no baby. I was rushing around to get the garbage out and feed the dogs and need to feed the birds. Little one will be here momentarily. I was cleaning house yesterday. I don’t know how things can get so messy when I’m just working  on the computer all day. lol

But dust accumulates, the dogs drag in grass and pine needles, little one brings out a ton of books for me to read, her workbooks to do, and toys to play with, and oh, yes, all my new fur is sitting on the table, calling me to cut it up into little bears and I don’t want to put it away until I have done so.

And there you have it. Multiple messes and I haven’t hardly created any of it. Except for cooking meals, of course, but I keep after that.

It’s cold again this morning, but I bundled up more. Feels like 49 this morning. I was out trying to break up some of the hibiscus branches to put out with the trash. I don’t know if they’ll come back at the roots or not. I put them in last year, so they may be dead completely. My esperanza is coming back at the roots and it will be 10 feet tall during the growing season, but I’m not sure about the hibiscus.

I’d rather have plants that can handle our heat and ice storms if we get them because I don’t want to lose them if we’re going to start getting weirder weather all the time.

My neighbors all over our neighborhood had beautiful Japanese blueberry trees, someone called them and they’re all dead. And so are the oleanders. It’s too costly to keep replacing beautiful plants that have survived 8-10 years and then in one cold freeze–that we might continue to have intermittently–they’re wiped out. Not to mention it’s a pain to take them down.

I’m still not sure about that one pine tree. It looked like it had a bunch of new pine needles. And the boxwood I move is still hanging on. So I wait and see. And I haven’t torn out my hibiscus just yet, though my neighbor, after having his for years, pulled his up and said they didn’t have any live roots, so….

Little one should be here any second. I’ve got to get some more stuff done and work on some more edits on Billionaire. I’m nearly up to 70K. I need 80K minimum, but I was thinking about a car running my heroine off the road and so I need to write that scene next. Yay!

Okay, have a super, fun day and I’m off to have fun with mine!!

Terry

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Roses in the Garden

Here is the list of my books in the wolf series and connected books in the jaguar series. They are growing and growing just like my roses. Isn’t that neat!

Heart of the Wolf Series Terry Spear

1. Heart of the Wolf

*Night of the Wolf: A Heart of the Wolf novella*

2. Destiny of the Wolf

*Day of the Wolf: A Destiny of the Wolf novella*

3. To Tempt the Wolf

*SEAL Wolf Team to the Rescue: A To Tempt the Wolf novella*

4. Legend of the White Wolf

*White Wolf to the Rescue: A Legend of the White Wolf novella*

5. Seduced by the Wolf

*Hunting the Red Wolf–A Seduced by the Wolf novella*

6. Wolf Fever

*Wolf in Need: A Wolf Fever novella*

7. Heart of the Highland Wolf

8. Dreaming of the Wolf

*Tangling with the Wolf: A Dreaming of the Wolf novella*

9. The SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing

10. A Howl for a Highlander

11. A Highland Werewolf Wedding

12. A SEAL Wolf Christmas

13. Silence of the Wolf

*SEAL Wolf Pursuit: Silence of the Wolf novella

14. Hero of a Highland Wolf

15. A Highland Wolf Christmas

16. SEAL Wolf Hunting

17. A Silver Wolf Christmas

18. SEAL Wolf in Too Deep

19. Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply

20. Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing

21. Between a Wolf and a Hard Place

A Very Jaguar Christmas – Prelude to “Seal Wolf Undercover”

22. Seal Wolf Undercover

23. Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas

24. Flight of the White Wolf

25. All’s Fair in Love and Wolf (Silver Town Wolf)

26. A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas You Had Me at Jaguar

27. Seal Wolf Surrender

28. Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays

29. You Had Me at Wolf

30. Night of the Billionaire Wolf

31. Joy to the Wolves

32. The Wolf Wore Plaid

33. Jingle Bell Wolf

34. The Best of Both Wolves

I was out early this morning before it was barely light out trying to move a boxwood that isn’t happy where it’s at. It’s dying, and then sprouting new green leaves and dying, so I hope where I moved it to will be a great new start for it. It’s a section where everything grows well. But it might be too late for the poor little boxwood. It was so far behind plants, I could barely see it to notice the bad shape it was in. Initially, it was the biggest of the boxwoods back there!

No baby yet! I thought with the storms we were supposed to have last night, it might have come then, but we might not have had any storms. It looks like we’re going to get them about the time I have to pick up my granddaughter from daycare instead today.

I was working on more edits yesterday, and I finally found the buffalo plaid ribbon for my grandson’s bear. I also found the chicken wire fences from Hobby Lobby that I had gotten a couple of years back. I love them because they’re easy to move around and they stay put. They keep plants standing upright, or the dogs from peeing on them. That’s why having female dogs is a boon. lol I want to keep them from reaching my chives that are in the ground. The rest are in planters.

I ordered a raised bed planter, though I’ll probably use pavers to raise it up a bit more, to hopefully use for all my herb plants. Maybe even a tomato plant or two. I just hope it’s easy enough to build! It’s long and narrow so I can put it against the fence and hopefully that will be a deterrent for the dogs getting close to the fence and other dogs, but also a neat way to have a garden that’s easier to maintain. Hopefully.

Well, it’s time for me to get to work on writing. Or editing. I still need to finish one more bear. I’ll try to get it done tonight. I ordered some more fun bear fabrics to play with too.

Have a lovely day!! I’m excited about getting mine started!

Terry
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Flower Power!

Blanket flower, sunny coreopsis, red gerbera daisy, lavender azalea, red rose

Lots of flowers in the garden. We didn’t get to do half of what we wanted to do. Life got in the way. Little one was running a fever first thing, so we ended up just staying home and she spent the morning watching cartoons, relaxing. I actually managed to get some writing done on the book and added 1600 words for the day while editing. Yay! We finally did play in the sprinklers late in the day. She didn’t take a nap. So we plan to do the things we didn’t do yesterday, but I’ll have to see how she’s feeling first and hope I don’t catch what she’s got!

Okay, she’s good today, so when it gets hotter, it decided to get cold last night, and poured rain–which is great!–we’ll play in the sprinklers again.

Tomorrow is my 2nd COVID vaccination shot so I don’t want to get sick and miss it!

Hope you all have a great day!

Terry
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Texas under Snow and Ice

Azalea in snow
People pushing a car free after spinning out in the snow in Waco, Texas, yesterday.Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald, via Associated Press

I used to work in Waco. But it’s a mess here too near Houston.

Texas is under snow and ice! And a lot of other places in the south that normally aren’t either. Electric outages all over. Rolling blackouts. Water isn’t being pumped to some homes.

I’m afraid my sprinkler system probably broke, despite trying to weatherproof it. And my kitchen sink pipes froze last night. So I’m hair drying it, trying to unfreeze it, hoping I don’t have a flood of water like I did in Oklahoma one time. And the worst? It was Christmas Day. I had to have a friend turn off the water for me because it was frozen and I couldn’t budge it, and when the plumbers came the next day, they found termite towers in the wall behind the plumbing they had to repair. Talk about costly!!!

Anyway, still frozen, still writing tons and rewriting tons and moving stuff around in White Wolf. It will be a mess for a while, but it’s getting better. I’m up to chapter 7-8 and those are mostly like I want them. 15 chapters to revise, rewrite, move around. 🙂 But it’s getting there!

Now if I can only unfreeze my kitchen pipe and hope I don’t have a crack in it!

Frozen rose. Flowers blooming before the deep freeze hit.

Stay safe and if you’re in the middle of this Polar Vortex–we haven’t had this kind of cold since 1985–stay warm the best you can!

Terry

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Garden Fairy and Her Fairy Veggies

I picked the midget tomatoes and the little bell peppers from the garden and the zinnias are getting to be miniatures too now with the onset of cooler weather, so I thought it would be cute to have the fairy in the garden reading a book after picking the vegetables for dinner.

Everything has a story, you know. But if she takes too long, she will be in trouble while she’s lost in the book, another world, another reality.

Have a great day!

Terry

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Busy Little Bumblebee

Bumblebees are territorial and they can get mad when you bother them, but I just had to get some pictures of them so I was madly dashing around the garden taking shots of them every chance I could get.

I read where colleges are back in session, students are getting sick, no quarantine in place, just send them home wherever they are from–brilliant!–so they can spread the virus to their families and hometowns. This reminds me of when I was talking to a college student, from a great distance away, who couldn’t wait to go back to College Station, Texas A & M.

“I’m careful around my parents, but when I’m back at college, we’re going to party! We don’t get it. If we did, it wouldn’t make us that sick.”

“But people of all ages have died from it,” I said.

Nope, he didn’t believe it. Not big enough numbers to convince him. He’s immune. His friends are immune. Let’s party! And so now those same students are being sent back to their families–the ones they said they would protect–and…well, you know where it goes from there.

And who is responsible? The colleges that have opened, instead of doing things virtually. Or quarantined in place, so the students could get better on their own and not spread the virus further.

I rest my case.

I knew I shouldn’t read the news. Little one will be here soon. We’re going to feed the turtles if we can get out before it gets too hot. I’m up to 4,000 words on Tangling of the Wolf, need 16K more! That’s what I love about novellas. Short and sweet. Though mine usually end up around 28K.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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