Now grandma’s sick. ugh. And it’s nowhere on my schedule. Make teddy bear, work on finishing up Wolff brother, and do TAXES. I see nothing that makes allowances for being sick.
Ugh. So I coughed all night long, have a whopper of a headache, teeth ache, sore throat, and all day coughing. Baby had a fever again yesterday. So far I don’t, but it doesn’t really matter. I’m miserable anyway. I want a do over day. I knew when I started coughing yesterday, it wasn’t good news.
I will probably go back to bed soon. My doggies will be happy. Lazy day for them. Missed opportunity to get a lot of work done for me. BUT, if I rest, maybe I will get over this faster.
Hope you avoid the germ warfare–that all started with…kids.
I’m really bad about self-promoting. I want to write. But I know it’s important to also tell the world when a book is out because nobody else will know if I don’t say something. So a good friend of mine told me about a couple of sites to create book mockups and I’ll share those here.
Yes, perfect! I was having fun creating a couple of pictures for the upcoming new release. This is really neat because I’ve taken the pictures of the jaguars and added it to the mockup, and the composite I created, I added to the laptop. See???? All this picture taking and composites I am making can be useful, not just fun, goofing off time. lol
Okay, I’m back to the book because, yes, without the book, there will be no need to put out the word. Have a super fun day!!! I’m off to try and catch up on word count.
Love the big cats and little cats. Two cougars were pacing here. The jaguar was growling here, wanting to mate and did. Hey, zoos are supposed to be for education. What can I say? And I was only able to catch a couple of good shots of one of the three ocelots. Everything else was smeared windows or too much fence.
More cats coming up. I was working on Christmas decorations and Woodland Fae and The Witch and the Jaguar! I’ll be finalizing the cover for The Witch and the Jaguar and begin final proofing.
I’m still working on Woodland Fae, getting closer to word count and I was messing around with a witch’s picture for Halloween, but then I fell in love with it and thought, what if I made a short story to go with it? How about a novella? So what does a jaguar shifter do when she wants to go to a Halloween party without her over-protective brother? She turns him into her familiar when he arrives home unexpectedly. Of course, we normally think of something like a little black cat. Not in the world of jaguars. See how stories get started?
Anyway, I won’t have it finished in time for Halloween, but from what my fans say, any time of year is good for any kind of seasonal story. And that works for me.
The problem is in the middle of the night, I was seeing both the fae’s story continuing to develop in my mind, and the jaguar one. I was too tired to write them down, but I’m going to try and remember what it was I “saw” before it’s too late.
It’s cold this morning and I finished a bear order and wrote 3,000 words yesterday, see if I can do as much today! So I need to ship the bear to Australia, and get some groceries and then it’s back to WRITING.
Setting the jaguar free… I took the picture of the jaguar half-asleep, dreaming of a waterfall in a jungle. He was safe in the Omaha zoo.
Baby time! Hope to run some errands, but we’re supposed to have thunderstorms, so playing it by ear. I can’t imagine running baby in and out of the pouring rain…
Reached 35,000 yesterday, 45,000 to go. That’s just to reach the minimum word count. They’re always longer, but it’s the goal I aim for. Just a few more days and I’ll be at the halfway point! A miracle!
I have to get into the mindset for my writing and sometimes playing with photos that help me to capture the feeling help. The first one is a combination of renderosity black jaguar and a fantasy background, and butterfly overlays from etsy. The second is a jaguar photo I took at the Omaha zoo and the background is from renderosity also.
11,000 done, 69K to go!
Okay, baby should be here any minute. Tanner’s driving me nuts in anticipation of her arrival. I hope to walk her to the park today, if she’s not fussing like when I took her for a walk on Tuesday. It’s supposed to be a high of 70 today, high of 49 on Sunday–see why everyone is getting sick? No time to adjust to the constant swings in weather.
Corey wondered if Santa was an Arctic wolf after all. He’d wondered ever since a fake jaguar Santa had come to visit the kids at the jaguar shifter daycare and asked what they wanted for Christmas. He knew that Santa couldn’t have been real because Santa was from the North Pole and weren’t the Arctic wolves from there too? The jaguars he had met had never been in the snow, so it made sense.
And yet here it was Christmas Eve, snowing in Minnesota, and he was home with his family–his mother and father, his brother and sister, and his uncles. He’d asked Santa for one thing for Christmas–to be home with his family. And now he was.
So maybe the Santa in the sleigh flying across the sky, highlighted by the full moon, was truly the jaguar Santa that had asked him just what he had wanted for Christmas.
Maybe there were two of them. A jaguar shifter and a wolf shifter who brought gifts to all the girls and boys, depending on if they were a wolf or a jaguar. But he’d had the most special gift of all. And this time it was from a jolly old jaguar Santa, who, with a twinkle of merriment in his blue eyes, had said he’d get his wish and more. And he was right.
Demetria is feeling blue, but she and Tammy, Everett’s sister, get together for drinks and movies, but when one of the ladies drops a glass on the floor, Everett comes over to ensure the two of them are okay. So much for the start of his vacation. But he’s fine with it, as long as it affords him the chance to see Demetria again. Little does he know, the next morning when he gets a call from his mother at her jaguar daycare, their whole jaguar shifter world will change forever and he and Demetria will be given the assignment that will challenge them to the end in A Very Jaguar Christmas.
Sometimes doing the impossible is worth it! Sometimes it isn’t!
Okay, so my grass is dying out in patches and I couldn’t figure out why. I have an automatic sprinkler. I kept meaning to check it out, so this morning, I finally remembered, and guess what?
Yep, it was OFF. No wonder my grass is dying in patches. But at least it’s an easy fix. I couldn’t have auto sprinklers anywhere else I’ve lived, so as long as they work, and I’ve turned them on for auto…it’s great!
Maybe it will rain again though. 🙂
Have a wonderful day!
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