I’m off to write before little one lands in on me!
Be safe this Halloween! My neighbors already have their Halloween music going. They’re so much fun. I set out a table for treats, but I’ll put the treats out later. At least it’s nice weather, cold this morning, but will get to 74, perfect weather. No rain, not so hot all the chocolate will melt!
When I was a kid, I loved houses where they gave chocolate! I’m a chocoholic. So all that other stuff I never bothered with. I always get chocolate for the kids. It has a mixture, so Skittles too, but mainly CHOCOLATE. I love apples, apples were expensive back when I was growing up, and pennies were always great! I suspect kids today don’t even know what pennies are!
I’ve seen some more ants, but it’s in the 1-3 ants numbers instead of massive trails of 4 or 5 in a row of a hundred or so. They’re really tiny, but massed together, they were really noticeable. So the ant poison is working!
I’m off to write! I have 32K, and had scheduled to 32K today, so I still intend to write 2,000 if I can think of more story!
My daughter adores Alice in Wonderland–but it’s hard to find Alice stuff that isn’t Disney. When I can, I try to get it for her. She talked her daughter into being Alice in Wonderland for Halloween this year. Because my daughter loves the story so much, I have always gotten my granddaughter Alice outfits over the years and taken photos of her. I’m working on a composite of her for the one this year, if I can ever get it done.
I’ve moved on to the next practice image in the art class and I’ve got to get word count, wish I knew where I was going with the story. When I have an idea, I can really write. So far I’m a 1,000 words ahead, and hope I don’t get 1,000 words behind tomorrow what with Halloween. lol I will be taking care of little one for 3 hours, then we’ll go over to mom and dad’s house to trick-or-treat in the house and have dinner and watch a movie.
Also, I know another book is coming to me for edits soon and that will throw off my schedule. I should be at 31K today.
And the ant killer looks to have worked. I had a thick trail of tiny sugar ants hauling the poison back to the nest for two days. I had bought it on Tuesday morning and set it out about 10 a.m. The line of ants had thinned out quite a bit for the third day, yesterday evening. I kept thinking: it’s working! It’s not working! Because there was still a trail of ants.
The fourth day, this morning, I checked and there are no ants. Not one. So fingers crossed, it worked! But I will keep checking throughout the day.
It’s cold and rainy today–feels like 46, yay!!! High is only 55 for today. The rain is probably from the hurricane in the Gulf. It doesn’t look like we’re going to get anything much more from it. Fingers crossed.
Little one will be here shortly. I managed to catch up on my word count yesterday. I can’t “see” the dark hair of the girl on my monitor at all, which is why I’m having such a time with seeing that the pixels aren’t painted. The reviewer said to use levels to brighten it, but you have to turn it off, paint, turn it on to see the mixed pixels, turn it off, paint. So there’s a calibration tool, she recommended. I need to ask my son-in-law about it first.
All right, so I’m off to do edits before little one gets here. I’m trying to teach her to pronounce the “sn” sounds. She drops the “s” on snake, snacks, squirrel even. And I’m trying to teach her to trace dash and dotted lines without “falling into the lava,” a TV show we watched and so she’s getting much better at it. Also, to color within lines. It helps for eye-hand coordination. She knows all her colors, letters, numbers. Now it’s learning words and some counting and writing.
Practice Makes Progress. What do I know about anatomy? Remember? Not even able to draw stick figures? Laughing.
These are my 3 Halloween novellas I have out, so I have a video of that. Looks like I need a bear and a wolf one. So next year, it will be a wolf.
Seduced by the Wolf is coming out next week!
So for Halloween with a 3 year old this year, we’re being as safe as we can. We’ll put candy out for the kids going trick-or-treating, but we’re going to decorate rooms for her in her parents’ house, and I’m going to take care of her for a couple of hours while they do that. I told my daughter she has to have her stick her hand in stuff and try to guess what it is. She’s at the age where I hope she has fun with it.
We always have fun, watch a Halloween movie, have mummy dogs or something, and last year was our first year to trick or treat with her. We were all the Baby Shark family. How things change.
I was feeling frustrated with the painting of bodyless women so I went ahead and painted this photo I had taken at the arboretum in Waco, Texas, Photoshop painted the wall and fountain pots and turned it into photo art with texture from Daily Texture.
Okay, I’m off to finish this problem portrait once again and hopefully get it more right this time. It won’t be perfect, but this is my first portrait drawing of so much of the hair and creating a torso, sooooo…..it’s a learning experience.
Then I’m back to Cougar Christmas Calamity. I’m up to 11K. Only 2K behind after all the work on getting Catch the Cougar out. Hope to catch up in the next two days, which means writing 3,000 words a day. I’m in the middle of a blizzard right now–in the story, of course. Texas? Ha! We’re still getting to 88+ degrees. Yesterday, we had a heat index of 91. But I saw where the north is going to be getting bad winter weather.
Have a great day, and remember, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s where I’m at on this photo. lol
Review:Joy to the Wolves by Terry Spear was one irresistible read.
The story was cozy and action-packed. This book started off as the first book in a new wolf series, The Red Wolves. It held the same amount of suspense, action-packed pages, and sexy scenes. The heat between the main two characters was fun to follow. Their first meeting is one where the hero is annoying yet hot as hell and the heroine disliking his accusing tones but still found him sexy. Both feel the instant attraction.
I loved how complicated the plot was and how interesting every character big and small were. Once again, I found myself falling hard for Terry Spear’s contemporary paranormal romance book. She is definitely one talented writer.
As Christmas approaches, red wolf shifter Brooke Cerise unexpectedly inherits an antique shop in Portland, Oregon. But when a missing reindeer calf turns up on her property, she becomes embroiled in a kidnapping case and the primary suspect of far-too-intriguing shifter Detective Josh Wilding.
Josh doesn’t intend to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, but Brooke gets under his skin from the moment they meet, and he can’t help his instinct to protect her. These red wolves are both on the hunt for love, but there’s a mystery to solve before they can enjoy their holiday happy-ever-after.
Spend every Christmas with an unforgettable shifter hero
READING CAFE Review, loved this too!!! Thanks, Sandy!
REVIEW:JOY TO THE WOLVES is the first installment in Terry Spear’s contemporary, adult RED WOLF paranormal, romantic suspense series focusing on the Red Wolf pack in Portland, Oregon. This is Detective Josh Wilding, and antiquities dealer Brooke Cerise’ s story line.
Told from third person perspective JOY TO THE WOLVES is a Christmas themed story line that follows red wolf shifter and antiquities dealer Brooke Cerise. Following the death of her great aunt Ivy, as the sole surviving relation, Brooke Cerise inherited her aunt’s antique shop in Portland, Oregon with the stipulation that she work and run the shop for a minimum of three years. When a missing reindeer calf shows up in Brooke’s courtyard, our heroine becomes the number one suspect and finds herself investigated by local law enforcement. Enter wolf shifter Detective John Wilding, the man with whom Brooke will fall in love but all is not well in the antiquities business when a mysterious shipment places Brooke in the direct line of fire, and the DEA and FBI are called in to help find the people responsible.
JOY TO THE WOLVES is a detailed story line that follows several intersecting paths including the romance, relationship and mating of Brooke and Josh; the appearance of an orphaned, teenage wolf with no biological family to speak of; the murder of two antique dealers, millions of dollar in drugs and a missing thumb drive, and the discovery of a fortune in collectibles that are about to make our heroine a very wealthy wolf.
I’m off to walk and mail a payment for a bill. And I made a list of some of the things I need to do because they’re keeping me awake in the night: Get passport renewed just in case I can ever travel again. Flu shot. I haven’t taken one since I got so sick on it a hundred years ago while I was in the army. Get more light bulbs. I have lights under my kitchen counter, love them. But what a job to remove the covers. So I need to go to ACE Hardware and pick up light bulbs. One went out on me the year after I moved here. Three went out on me yesterday. There are two others, but smaller size. Maybe they’ll last longer. But it’s amazing how dark the kitchen is without the lights now. And the list goes on.
I had to pick up some replacement parts to upgrade my computer, so my SIL is going to put those in next weekend. Hopefully it will all get here by then. I seriously need an upgrade. My Photoshop keeps crashing, sometimes hanging up my whole computer and I have to pull the plug on my computer.
And I’m off to walk before it gets too hot. It’s supposed to be 94 today! Then tomorrow, last look, it was supposed to start cooling down.
I did get started on Cougar Christmas Calamity–first 2,000. Shooting for 2,000 daily, except for days I have little one. And another little one is on its way next spring. I’ve been able to get a little done while she’s here because she’s getting older. But with a new baby, ohmigosh, that will be interesting. lol
My granddaughter loves Dory so my daughter made her a Dory pumpkin. As soon as she saw it, she wanted Nemo too. They’re best friends and are always together, you see. lol
Okay, up at 3:45 with more pain in my arm. Decided to get up and do some stuff, then try to go to bed for a little while longer. I have to take the dogs in for their shots this morning, poor dogs. And I’m over halfway done on proofing Night of the Billionaire Wolf. Ninety pages to go! And here is the delightful cover for the book!
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings you a shifter world like no other
It’s not easy being a billionaire, a wolf shifter, and a woman…
Lexi Summerfield built her business from the ground up. But with great
wealth comes great responsibility, and some drawbacks Lexi could not
have anticipated. Lexi never knows who she can trust… Even on
vacation, Lexi has a hard time trying to relax. And for good reason―the
paparazzi are dogging her, and so is someone else with evil intent.
Then Lexi meets bodyguard and gray wolf shifter Ryder Gallagher, who’s
also vacationing at Redwood National Park. When the two run into each
other on the hiking trails, and then serendipitously rescue two bear
cubs, Lexi feels safe for the first time in she can’t remember when. But
secrets have a way of surfacing… With the danger around Lexi
escalating, Ryder will do whatever it takes to stay by her side…
Billionaire Wolf Series: Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1) A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas (Book 2) Night of the Billionaire Wolf (Book 3)
Praise for the Billionaire Wolf series: “Entertaining and suspenseful…another great read from Terry Spear.”―Night Owl Reviews “Heart-racing action with plenty of love and steamy moments… get it ASAP.”―Fresh Fiction “Packed with adventure… Magnificently entertaining.”―RT Book Reviews Top Pick for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing
Okay, heating pad on shoulder, time to try and get some more sleep. Four to six hours isn’t enough. By midday, I’m drooping.
I took the picture of the jar at my daughter’s house and then embellished it, but truly, do you know what it is you’re drinking? I don’t mean spirits either. But all the sugars and the stuff you don’t know about? The minerals and vitamins that you’re supposed to take to make you feel on top of the world. The vitamins and minerals you should be getting from your food, unless medications you’re taking strip them out of your system. The “natural” herbs from the wild that are supposed to give you long life or miraculous cures that aren’t regulated in the least?
Maybe it’s the same as drinking some of this powdered skull, eh?
Okay, well I spent yesterday finishing up a scene, writing another, and I think I’m nearly to the end. It’s a good thing because I’m nearly to the deadline. I’m up to 106,000 words and will probably be at least to 107,000 today. It’s still not done. I’ll need to read it all the way through again after I finally finish it. But it’s getting closer!
Once it’s done, I’ll need a drink. That powdered skull is sounding good. I wonder if it will give me more insight and great ideas for my stories?