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Creating Art from Photos

I’m off to type up edits and begin writing again next, but I had to play with some artwork first. You know. Just because I have to blog and I needed something new to post. Right.

Any excuse to play with photos, right?

African Ducks
African Ducks Freed

I added several layers of water, two different kinds, sky, and texture. It’s not perfect, but I have 4 dogs I have to keep taking in and out and I have to get back to the real work at hand. But isn’t the artwork pretty?

I took the picture of the African ducks at a zoo and they just wouldn’t all look at me or hold still, yet it captures the essence of ducks, don’t you think? One grooming himself, two cuddling, another standing on one leg in rest.

In other news, Barnes and Noble is now beta testing an author bio page and guess what???? I was asked to participate. That rarely happens to me. Well…uhm, never. But yay! I felt honored.

Okay, I’m back to writing. Maybe I’ll take the dogs all out one more time. Kill milkweed bugs. And THEN get back to writing.

Have an artsy fun kind of day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Fairy Art vs the Real World

I’ve got to concentrate on my writing! *sigh* I’ve been battling bugs–show pictures tomorrow. Kids came over to finish helping me set up Windows 10 so it should be up and running when I have time for it. Kids are dropping their corgis off with me and then I’m having to watch them for the week. We’re going to the swimming pool first thing this morning, and then I’m dropping them off at the airport. So when can I write???

*sigh* I have to write! Hopefully the dogs will let me. That means I have to be alpha all the way.

Be the alpha. Take charge of your destiny. You can do it. I can do it. ha!

Have a beautiful day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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When Fans Can’t Put the Book Down…

There is no higher compliment than this for an author:

Michelle Scaff “Per usual, Terry Spear is a line jumper. What sucks is I really need to go to bed and I can’t put Seal Wolf Surrender down! It’s such an easy read but my “let me just finish this chapter” has failed me 3 times because interesting things keep happening. Once I finish this (either tonight or tomorrow) then it’s on to the TBR shelf. Unless I order the next cougar book. “

Lola Faber “Thanks Terry which word to use?
Is ^hard /difficult^?
To put down when you are getting to the action 🤔 but is time to prepare supper…😀 l have an almost 48 years scheduled 6:00pm Supper TIME…
I will let him know he’s on his own.”

That’s what we strive for and while I’m struggling to write the next book, it makes me want to do it again and again.

Thanks to my fans who encourage me to keep on going!

And, that’s what I need to get back to! Have a great weekend!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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All about the Money…

Granddaughter’s here, so am trying to get this out while she’s playing and watching Finding Dory.

When I was making this it made me think of:

Money, money, money, M…O…N….E…Y
O’Jays–For the Love of Money.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXE_n2q08Yw

If you listen to the music, don’t blame me if it gets stuck in your head. It did in mine. LOL

Okay, I’m off to work on signing more books to ship. Hope to get the rest of them to the post office today. Maybe tomorrow. We’ll be playing in the wading pool later. Very hot, even at 5 am.

If you have SEAL Wolf Surrender already, hope you’re loving it! Have a fun day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Steampunk Captures the Imagination

Do you see the cat that hitched a ride on the airship? I created this composite using several different layers of clouds. I never thought of doing that until I saw on DeviantArt where an artist mentioned how she had combined clouds to create her free spectacular clouds to give away. So I started out with just a group of pretty clouds on a blue sky, and then began to add and add and add. On the next version, I added a galaxy kind of sky on top of the clouds and it gave it a whole different effect.

The steampunk airship is from Roy3D on DeviantArt.

More of a galaxy version.

So I don’t have the baby today, yay! Because I was at parties all weekend and have been struggling to just get my word count of 2,000 each day. That gives me today to try and catch up just on that. I still need 22,000 words just to reach word count.

I’m off and writing! Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

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

It’s Memorial Day, observed, and I wished to take a moment to give tribute to those who have fallen during their time in active service.

We’re celebrating my son-in-law’s birthday today. He doesn’t know it, but I’ve decorated everything in Spiderman decorations, since that’s his favorite superhero.

I’m behind on my writing again, and I think my daughter will be taking care of her daughter tomorrow due to the holiday, so hope to catch up a little!

Have a beautiful day!!! The partying starts at 3, so trying to get some writing done!!! More books have gone out. Still have about 20 to sign and ship.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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You Think Your Day is Bad

Some days it’s better to just stay in bed.

Baby’s on her way, I was swimming with alligators last night in my sleep…luckily didn’t get bitten.

Off to get ready and then hopefully write some today. Managed 4,000 words yesterday, but still have a ways to go. I am over word count.

The meadow in the above composite is free from Kibbly Wibbly on Deviant Art. And so was the jeep.

https://www.deviantart.com/kibblywibbly/art/Misty-spring-pathway-795442142

And the jeep: https://www.deviantart.com/kibblywibbly/art/all-terrain-vehicle-jeep-land-rover-stock-747264431

Have a lovely day!!! Hopefully, you won’t encounter any beasts today!

Terry

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

This is me when I feel better. lol

Okay, I figure this is like a vicious cycle–and the powers that be are plotting against me. Before I finished proofing edits on Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays, I got the blog tour stuff I need to do for the June release. And I’m behind on word count on Billionaire She-Wolf because of having to stop to do this, be sick, and take care of my granddaughter on what is normally my day off. I had to make up for being sick on Monday and couldn’t take care of her.

See why I try to get ahead? So I won’t be behind on my writing when other stuff comes up. I also had an idea on changes I want to make to Billionaire, so I’m not sure how that’s going to affect the word count. Going down? I imagine so.

I’ve been trying to take a short walk in the mornings, so now I’m back and ready to tackle the word count day. I turned in the edits last night for Silver Town. Yay!

Have a super day! I’m off to have fun with the story!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Okay, NOW I’ve Beaten the Bug!

X Marks the Spot!

It’s done! See, last time I said that, it wasn’t through with me. It was laughing it’s little green spindly head off at me while my soldiers were fighting it tooth and nail. And it was multiplying, getting out of control. And then it was getting weaker, losing the battle. Then it came back in short spurts of battle. But still, my troops were winning. Yes! And we won! I would like to say I was commanding my army against the invaders in such an exemplary manner that I truly was the reason for such good leadership and the win.

Maybe the banana and Gatorade yesterday helped. Maybe all the bed rest. Maybe just…hating to admit it…time made the difference. But yesterday I took care of my granddaughter, we walked, we played, I still am short of breath and feel weak, but no more stomach issues. Yay!

The bug is beaten! I want to do a million things I couldn’t before I got sick. I know I need to still take it easy, but, the bug is gone. (I hope.)

I HAVE to get my car safety inspected today so I can renew the car registration. I need to finish copyedits on Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays so I can get back to writing on Billionaire She-Wolf. I need to shop for a mother-of-the-bride dress for my son’s wedding. Do you think anyone will notice if I wear the same one I wore for his first wedding?

Okay, I’m really off to get to work. Hope you are having a lovely day today. We have a misty rain, and I took a walk! Have a beautiful day.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I Feel Better Now…

Ready for a game of chess?

Have you ever felt really sick, nauseated, and you know if you could just get rid of what ails you, you’d feel better? Note to self: Do not throw up in sink. What a mess. So much better to use the toilet, if I could have made it in time.

My poor puppies were wondering what was going on with me at 1:30 in the morning. They knew it wasn’t time to get up.

I’ve been feeling so bad since early in the evening, couldn’t get to sleep in forever. I rarely, rarely, rarely vomit, no matter how sick I am. But I know if I can get rid of the food that’s causing me distress, I’d be able to move past the episode. Then I woke, feeling the nausea growing. I feel so much better now.

Food poisoning? Probably. *Sigh* Now maybe I can get some sleep. Since I couldn’t get to sleep earlier, I did manage to finish my word count for yesterday, one good thing.

Hope you have a great day! I know mine will be on track today.

Terry

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