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Try, Try Again…

Sometimes you have to just keep trying and it works! This is one of my miniature roses that is doing great here!

Of course, I had to move to a new place to finally make it happen. For years, I got my mother miniature roses for mother’s day, the kind you plant in the ground for years of enjoyment. And at the same time, one for me, as a mother too. But they never made it. Not for me in Oklahoma and not for her in Central Texas. But here in the Gulf, they’re growing.

So never give up. Sometimes you just have to move.

I’m off to try and catch up, but I have the little one here and that can make it a challenge! Have a fun day!

Terry

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Dogs Fed, Baby Fed

Yesterday was great!! I ended up writing 4,000 words, mostly before the dogs and baby arrived. I expected her to come in the morning, not in the afternoon. So I got a lot done! I’m still 14,000 behind, but hopefully they won’t be picked up too late and I can get some writing done today. Two-thousand of the word count is for today. Oh, but I also wrote the Letter to the Reader for the 10th anniversary of To Tempt the Wolf and the one for the following book, Legend of the White Wolf. Almost forgot that!

The dogs and baby and I had a great time the rest of the afternoon and evening.

Pictures of the flowers blooming this winter.

Baby wouldn’t take a nap, but she passed out at 5 pm. Whoops, she wasn’t in her pjs yet, bad grandma. But then she woke at 6:30, so diaper changed and pjs on and then I got her to sleep on her mat in my bedroom by 8 pm. At 1 am, she was awake and crying, disoriented, changed her diaper and she went back to sleep right away. But I couldn’t. So I must have finally fallen asleep around 4:30 am and I heard one of the corgis barking. That usually means I haven’t fastened the other’s crate properly and the female is out. They’re in my sewing room, so they can’t get out. No problem. Just don’t wake the baby.

More barking. More. DON’T WAKE THE BABY. But I ignore him until I hear a clatter in the sewing room. That didn’t sound right. My room is dark and I can’t see the baby sleeping, but when I turn on the light, no baby. I head for the sewing room and total disaster. She’s dumped all my sewing materials everywhere and released the hounds. I make teddy bears. I’ve got bear joints, eyes, bear parts, legs, arms, ears, you name it, all over the floor. I’m just glad she didn’t hurt herself or the dogs.

Sigh. Okay, next sleepover, this was our first and she’s not yet two, I’ll shove her mat against the bedroom door and she can’t leave.

Okay, so when is Mom and Dad coming to pick up their motley crew? Off to play with the baby. And hope, hope, I get my word count for today. I need to get some breakfast too. Have a great one!!!

Terry

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Heart of the Wolf Review and More Gardening!

“The thrilling start to a wonderful werwolf series!”

Fresh Fiction Review

Heart of the Wolf
Terry Spear

Reviewed by Kim Roller
Posted April 23, 2018

HEART OF THE WOLF is the first book of the series of the Heart of the Wolf

same name and I look forward to reading the rest. I was also pleasantly surprised to get a bonus novella about Bella’s twin sister Serena after finishing this newly reissued title. There was also a sneak peek of the different series based on the white wolves that Terry Spear is writing about also. I look forward to reading all of her Werewolf series in the future. They are definite must-reads on my list of series to complete. http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=65658

Learn more about Heart of the Wolf

SUMMARY

Danger, intrigue, and forbidden love in a wolf shifter world so compelling, you’ll swear it’s real life…

Bella, a female red werewolf, was adopted by a pack of gray wolves as a pup. Now grown up, the alpha of the pack tries to make her his mate against her will—Bella knows she has no choice but to run away.

She makes her way as a lone wolf until childhood friend, Devlyn, comes to bring her home. On their journey back, they get tangled in up in unimaginable danger and must apprehend a werewolf murderer while keeping their identity secret from humans. The chemistry between them sizzles like never before…but they both know if they mate, Devlyn will have to fight the pack’s wicked alpha…and it’s a fight to the death.

As a companion to Bella and Devlyn’s story, this edition includes an exclusive, brand new novella that brings the story of the lupus garou family full circle.

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Baby’s on her way over. She has scarlet fever, but is on antibiotics. I hope she feels better today.

Here are some more pictures of flowers and such.

In the first picture of the Orange Rocket Barberry, it was more purple. That was it’s first year here. This spring its fuller and really pretty, more orange. With a small yard, I need smaller plants, so this one is 1 1/2 feet wide and 4 feet tall, according to the card that came with it, though I saw a listing on the plant site that said it can get to 2 feet wide and 5-6 feet tall. Which works fine also.

The blanket flower is next to a row of miniature roses. And the milkweed flowers are getting ready to bloom for the monarch butterflies!

The dogs are whining at the door, waiting for baby to arrive!

And I’m off to finish this and get ready for her. Have a lovely flower-filled day!

Terry

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Miniature Roses Remind Me of…

My mother and Mother’s Day. Every year I would get her some potted miniature roses for Mother’s Day and some for me. Every year, we lost them. This is the first place I’ve ever been able to grow them, and this is the third year for them. They are finally really taking hold! They are beautiful, and they remind me of my Mother. 🙂 <3

Have a lovely, memorable day!

Terry

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The World of Macro

No more spring break, which means baby’s on her way here and I’m nearly done with my book! I would be today if I wasn’t taking care of baby. Hopefully, I can get something done on it though tonight and finish up in the morning.

So here is the world of macro: miniature roses that are small and ready to burst into flower, which are small. I’ve never had any luck with them wherever I’ve lived until I moved here. Even so, they struggled here the first year. And the second. But this is the third year, and they’re finally getting a little size. They will never get really big since they’re miniatures, but I love them.  A toadstool hiding beneath leaves. And the blossoms on a beefsteak tomato plant. I don’t think they were pollinated yet. Bees have been flying about so hopefully the tomato plants will give me abundant tomatoes like two years ago. I didn’t grow them last year, too busy. And I still need to put out the baby watermelon seeds! I had placed them around a tree, which had since died and so I need to figure out where to put these! I love a small yard, but it offers other challenges.

Off to get ready for the baby!

Remember to take a close look at all that surrounds us! It’s a small small small world after all. Enjoy it!

Terry

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So Close…

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The miniature roses are in bloom!

I’m so close to the end of word count, but the way it always happens is I end up writing about 7,000 or more words as I’m finishing up the story. 🙂 But that means rereading and rereading to make sure that I catch all the changes I’ve made as I’ve gone along in the story, and explain any loose ends. And flesh out some of the scenes. Like in one, they were talking. And talking. And talking. Which is really important. But, I needed to have some action and show something of their surroundings while they’re talking so that the reader still feels grounded in the story. 🙂

So things like that start to add up word count, but at a much slower pace. Which is why I still haven’t reached it, but am getting there. 8900 words to go.

It always amazes me when I start a new book and I have Chapter 1. That’s it. The title. And somehow get to THE END.

Off to whittle some more of the word count down. I can’t wait until I have really written the end, and can read all the way through for just enjoyment.

Have a super great TGIF!

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