My daughter is at a conference, so I’m helping out with my granddaughter. My SIL called to say baby has a fever and bad congestion, so I told him I’d keep my granddaughter 2 more nights instead of 1 more night. We were playing chicken foot dominoes last night, then bath time and story time and bedtime.
We took both dogs for a walk in the morning, spent a couple of hours at the pool, had a great time!
She’ll go to school today and I’ll be able to work some more on edits on Wolf Takes the Lead. I’m at chapter 20. Ten more to go so hope to make a big dent in it until I pick her up from school and she stays overnight again.
Hope you all have a grand day!! I’m getting stuff done, but having fun too!
I like creating “realistic” scenes, rather than just a hodgepodge of art scraps because I’m a storyteller at heart. So this one I used Oscraps backgrounds and Foxey Squirrel’s goat, my clouds, the girl I created with Daz3D and the Capricorn mermaid goat, piglet and his toy piggy are also Daz3D. 🙂
I managed to get to 87,000 words on Lachlan’s story. I wrote the new scene, had to do tons of research for it, which is always fun because I learn new things, but it took all day. But I also figured out where to put the new conflict scene, just need to write it now.
I’m off to do edits and write and hope you all have a lovely weekend!! Don’t you wish you could find this idyllic spot to enjoy?
So I saw this quote (below) about writer’s block and loved it! I’ve always said I don’t believe in writer’s block. I just need to come up with an idea and run with it. And that can be work.
“All writing is difficult. The most you can hope for is a day when it goes reasonably easily. Plumbers don’t get plumber’s block, and doctors don’t get doctor’s block; why should writers be the only profession that gives a special name to the difficulty of working, and then expects sympathy for it?” – Philip Pullman
That’s so true. lol
Okay, I have little one here again. She was sick last week. So we’re going to the pool to practice learning to swim again. She tenses so much that she sinks. I’m trying to teach her to relax and float.
So I’m off to do that this morning, then because of the heat, we’ll be inside doing science projects and such. I managed 2300 words yesterday. Still 700 words from 80K minimum but I’ll have that today when she goes home tonight. But then I need to still finish writing the story.
I took this photo at the San Diego Zoo. They have a lovely hummingbird exhibit there. They look like little fantastical creatures, they’re so pretty. This one was being so nice to sit still for me. I usually don’t have much luck taking pictures of them because they move so fast.
I didn’t manage to get my word count yesterday, just 1,000 words. I did more edits last night and that can help to jump start me. I’m off to write some more!
Have a fun day! We have a scorcher every day for at least 2 weeks unless a storm comes to break things up.
Playing with textures and a landscape and the blue gray heron I took a picture of. It was fun to create the blue mood.
Managed 2,000 words yesterday and put down bark mulch to try to retard the weeds. And of course, NO WAY was I going to get any more plants. Not with it being 100 degrees heat index. BUT somehow a couple of plants jumped right on the cart that was loaded down with bark mulch and dirt. I have this big depression in one area that I’m always stumbling in, so finally got some topsoil to fill it in.
Yellow coneflowers. I don’t think I’d seen any before. I need to catalogue all the colors I have, but I just had to add these to the collection. So, yep, they came right home with me.
Hope you all have a fun day. I’m off to more errands, will pick up some more bark mulch and back to writing.
6 photos, one main color, title, and voila! Naturally, I went for purple. Love purple flowers. I could have added more if they would have allowed it for the challenge! Purple Magic crepe myrtle, purple irises, zinna…yep. A ton more!
I managed my word count yesterday, but still way behind. Yet, I have only 17K left to get to word count. Added some more conflict. Which changes a few things… I have to think: from A to B nothing happened. Ho-hum, usual day, spice it up, add some conflict!
Have a great day. I’ve got to get to editing and writing for the day.
Thanks so much, Miranda Owens! Loved your review and I’m glad you enjoyed the story!
WHILE THE WOLF’S AWAY is a moving story about two steadfast lovers, as well as a triumphant tale of female friendship and empowerment. I loved the side story involving Elizabeth’s friend Sheri. This was a great bit of storytelling involving female friendships.
Elizabeth couldn’t leave her dying grandmother and though she was pretty much shunned by the pack members and the leader – a hardhearted, chest thumping alpha – Kintail, isn’t about to let her leave his pack. But Elizabeth is not going to stay after her gran dies, but he doesn’t need to know that. An elaborate plan is set into motion, but will it work, and will the dictator alpha let it go?
Thanks a bunch, Kim Roller, for loving my books!! 🙂 <3
Terry Spear writes a romantic, tension filled story that keeps the reader on the edge with what will happen next. She keeps you wondering on when the confrontation will come and what will happen once it comes. As the two main characters get closer you are cheering for them to find true love. I look forward to more stories from this favorite author and can’t wait for the next White Wolf book.
And from Darla Taylor, thanks tons, for loving my books!!! 🙂 <3
I love Terry’s books and this one is no exception. The book’s well-written with well-rounded characters, some of whom you’ll like and others you won’t. The story has romance and long distance love between mates with the magic of waiting. It also has intrigue and suspense that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoyed visiting the white wolves again and am eager for more of Terry’s books. I highly recommend both book and series which I suggest you read in order.
David Davis and his fellow Arctic wolves are seeking a new life in the wilds of Minnesota, away from the controlling pack leader who exploited them. Elizabeth Simpson helped David escape, but the pack leader won’t let her go. It’ll take everything David and Elizabeth have to get out and make a new home…together.
It was hot and sunny when I took the picture. I’ll have to take another when the lighting is better and with my camera, not my phone. The orange is just like this. Brilliant!
Have you ever seen something and wished you’d gotten it right then and there? Well, I saw these beautiful orange roses at the grocery store yesterday morning. They rarely have them, and they’re the only ones that get them. I’d never seen orange before. I have several other colors. I just adore them and this is the only place I’ve ever had success with growing them. So I picked up the orange ones and planted them and shared them yesterday. EVERYONE loved them. Me too. I decided to go back today to get the other orange one and maybe the hot pink. Pink and orange or purple and orange look great together. But they were all sold out and she didn’t know when they’d get any more in.
Sigh. So if you love something, don’t hesitate. It might not be there the next time you look.
I also picked up some bananas. I rarely eat them though I know they’re good for you. But I told my granddaughter about how I’d have them as a kid. Brown sugar and milk and bananas cutup. She asked me Monday if we could have them, but I didn’t have any bananas. So yesterday, I planned to pick a couple up and forgot. If it’s not on the list, not something I normally buy, I forget. Since I couldn’t find my roses, I grabbed a couple of bananas.
Tomorrow is her graduation from preschool, so we’re celebrating!