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2021 Was Supposed to Get Better!

I’m a long ways from finishing White Wolf but I’m getting closer. 🙂 It’s been a job with changing out the whole new beginning, and I’ve deleted some scenes, added a ton more and I definitely like the story better. Minimum word count is 80K, I’m  now at 96K, and I’m sure I’ll be deleting more, just not sure what to take out and what to keep. I still need to write more.

I don’t often include the bad guy’s POV in the book, but in this case I did because I did in the original story he was in. And because it adds more conflict.

Dove and Snow and Ice

We still have freezing temperatures, still have some snow on the ground. Electricity has stayed on. Thank God! Because of the screw up by so many concerning the electric grid failures across much of Texas, the word is getting out that for 2 days–or more, electric customers will be charged $400 per day. Like everybody can afford that, right?

So we can thank those who, as usual, are making the big bucks and failing do to what they should have done to prevent this from occurring in the first place. Heads should roll, comes to mind. And when we have a crisis this bad–people are still without electric, some counties are on boil water orders–with no electric, how is that possible?–more pipes will burst without electric–some people are without water, plumbers are stretched to the max, and we haven’t even thawed out to see how bad it will be, we should all just head to Cancun, right?


The New York Times states: “The number of confirmed Covid deaths in the U.S. is on pace to exceed 500,000 in the next few days.

Yet the alarmism continues. And now we are seeing its real-world costs: Many people don’t want to get the vaccine partly because it sounds so ineffectual.

About one-third of members of the U.S. military have declined vaccine shots. When shots first became available to Ohio nursing-home workers, about 60 percent said no. Some N.B.A. stars are wary of appearing in public-services ads encouraging vaccination.

Nationwide, nearly half of Americans would refuse a shot if offered one immediately, polls suggest. Vaccination skepticism is even higher among Black and Hispanic people, white people without a college degree, registered Republicans and lower-income households.” The New York Times

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Why? It’s safe, it’s effective. It reduces the downtime of being sick if you get Covid. We need to dumb down the rhetoric. With all the high-fluting medical jargon, people aren’t getting the right message. And more people are going to die from it. I don’t understand it, but hey, what do I know?

Put it this way–if everyone gets the vaccine, maybe we can open businesses up again??? Maybe no masks after the 2nd dose and the time waited for it to be effective, right? Anyway, I can’t worry about people not taking care of themselves. I just have to worry about doing what’s right for my characters in my books. Would they take the vaccine? You’d better believe it.

I saw a post that said:

2020: The Year in Hell

2021: The Year Hell Froze Over

Okay, I’m back to the book, living in the wonderful world of fantasy where we have a happily ever after!

Have a super great day and stay safe!!


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Freezing Rain Mixed with Snow…

Our high was 31 and temps are dropping. Feels like 19 degrees, and we’re having freezing rain.

If anything looks cool, I’ll try to take a picture of it. We have snow on the rooftops already.

Our weather is totally weird. The puppies were racing all over in the freezing rain first time I let them out this morning, but kept running back in the house because I wouldn’t go out with them. Finally bundled up and went out with them so they’d do their business outside in the rain. Now that they’ve eaten their breakfast, I have to take them out again.

I’m trying to stay warm and get over the galloping crud still. Saturday it’s supposed to be 71 degrees. That’s Texas for you!

Have a great one!

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6 Degrees Cold–Freezing Rain

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Ice on the suet bird feeder

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I caught the cardinal below the window, the blinds were open, couldn’t pull them up without scaring him off, but he’s even got ice on his tail feathers and their bird feeder has a layer of frozen water on top.

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I finished two of the bears and have them and books to ship, but we’re going to have freezing rain all day today and it’s only 6 degrees out for now. Soooo…

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Campbell Clan bear and MacPherson Clan bear are ready to go to Australia!

The Matheson Clan Bears are nearly ready. Just need some more clan fabric from Scotland.

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And I’m off to work on taxes, a student’s lesson, and getting books and bears ready to ship.

But, no matter what, I can’t quit thinking of books. Two days away from the STORY, or STORIES, was way more than a break that I needed.

So last night I was mulling over A SEAL Wolf for Sale, which is the next deadline book I have. And The Viking’s Highland Lass, which I have written 14,000 words on, but am not sure I’m going in the right direction on it. So more pondering on that. However, I have come up with the way I will begin SEAL. I want fun, excitement, adventure, the usual. 🙂 And I think I have the right scenario in mind.

I have ice on the inside of my kitchen window. Which means I need to replace it!!!

Have a lovely Monday! Hope you are not having icy weather like me. 🙂

I often forget to include a link to my bears when I’m posting about them, but here ’tis: www.celticbears.com

And just a reminder, Silence of the Wolf is available online and at stores tomorrow. Actually online, the orders are already shipped. 🙂



Life For the Silver Pack Just Got Wilder…

Elizabeth Wildwood has been a longer all her life, ostracized because of her “mixed” half-wolf, half-coyote blood. When she ventures into gray wolf territory on a dangerous quest of her own and his thrown together with the sexiest shifter she’s ever met she begins to wish for the first time that she could be part of a family.

When this unusual shifter female comes into his pack’s territory, it’s Tom Silver’s job to protect her—if only she would let him.

Praise for Silence of the Wolf:

“The outstanding and gripping plot of Spear’s latest installment in the Heart of the Wolf series will appeal to paranormal fans, and romance junkies will take delight in the red-hot love story embedded within.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars


USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and five medieval Highland historical romances. Her 2008 novel, Heart of the Wolf, was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year (romance category). A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Texas. For more information, please visit http://terryspear.com/

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Yes! Tom Silver! 🙂

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