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Growing the Garden…Where???

 

Early Girl tomatoes starting to ripen…yum. Esperanza dies back every year, but it’s finally starting to flower–the pretty yellow flowers. The fairy garden of roses, marigolds, coneflowers, and crepe myrtle soon–and a smudged version (Topaz Studio–free). And garlic growing where? In the fridge, where else?

Twelve-thousand words left on word count on SEAL Wolf Surrender and I’ve been working on Patriotic Patric bear. Hope to have him done today to ship tomorrow. I have a problem though. The lady who bought him doesn’t use email. Which makes it hard for me to keep in touch with her. She sent me a snail mail letter and is interested in several more bears. But how can I correspond? My printer is a laser black and white printer I use for printing out my mss and re-reading them. No color. So I can’t send her photos of the bears that she might want. Phone reception is awful. When I talked to her–as she’d lost me–I’d moved twice, but the phone kept cutting out on us. She sees them on the internet, so she does do that, but…

I love the advent of the internet. As soon as it came into our area in a small town in Oklahoma, I was setting up a website for my bears and received orders from all over the world. I used to sell my bears to stores that would carry them, and take them to craft shows. But it’s sooooo much easier updating photos on my website and showing what’s now available there!

Okay, I’m off to write some more on the story. I’ve been filling in the gaps, places where I stopped and went to a scene further in the story because that had come to me next. For me, writing all my scenes in order can mean not writing scenes–just getting stuck. So it’s better to jump ahead in the story, then come back later to fill in the transition scenes.

I’m off to write! Have a happy day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Not Fair!

Storytellers can’t cheat! That’s the reader rule. If a bad guy is a bad guy, he can’t be someone new that’s stuck in at the end of the story. It’s not fair. Readers have to have the opportunity to guess who he is.

Okay, so I watched a series where the bad guy turns out to be a woman, figured that from her size, BUT this is the kicker. She has multiple personality disorder and her other personality is her son. Okay, no problem. This isn’t revealed until the end, but that’s okay. I can live with it. BUT, others see him and talk to him as a separate entity. While she’s in the room. They even question him at one point while she’s standing off to the side. And then she moves in to take his place on a chair to be questioned. The whole time, they are two unique people that everyone sees. Now, later in the series, people “see” her with him, but then the show indicates that she was alone. That doesn’t discount that earlier in the series, they were all talking to him and she was in the room too, not that close by.

He’s a real, separate person. Then conveniently at the end, he’s not. Just in her mind. What?????

That is soooo wrong in so many ways. It’s like the storyteller decided to do a huge twist, but it only works if it’s consistent from the beginning.

Ladybugs in my garden…

Okay, off to write on my own story. I bought another book cover. I’m a total book cover hoarder. *sigh*

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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

You’re never too young to learn. And you never know what you might find when you clean your windows…

Have a lovely day! Off to write!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Vacation is Over…awwwww

Have you ever had time off and then wanted more and more and more time off? Yep, I had the weekend free from writing and I had the hardest time getting back into the routine yesterday. But I did it! 60K done, 20K to go.

This is the point where I really start writing. But baby’s here, so not today.

Took a walk with the baby as it’s cool out now. Supposed to be between 96-98 degrees days. And no rain in sight. *sigh* So it was good to get out when it is cool. Pretty soon it will be hot all the time, day and night.

Have a fun day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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When You’re Waiting FOREVER for Your Meal…

You have fun!

Sloooooow start today, too much partying this weekend. Got to get focused!!!

Have a great one!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Another Fun Review!!!

“Sometimes identity theft can bring you the love of your life”

Fresh Fiction Review

All’s Fair in Love and Wolf
Terry Spear

Reviewed by Kim Roller
Posted May 11, 2018

Romance Paranormal

ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND WOLF takes you back to Terry Spear’s the Silver Town Wolves series for another look at life as a shifter in a close knit pack. This book centers on how a case of identity theft can bring you the love of your life. Even though this was the first time that I’ve read this particular part of the series, I had no trouble following the lives of the Silver boys and their family and friends in Silver Town. Silver Town is a unique town in Colorado that is completely wolf run and owned. This book is the story of Jenna and Sarandon who weren’t looking for true love, but they find it in the most unusual way.

I always look forward to reading Terry Spear’s books. They are entertaining, funny, and show what true love can be like and how you just know when you’ve found the right person and wolf for you. I can’t wait to read the next book in the Silver Town Wolves series and any other shifter books her imagination can come up with. I’m just sorry I got such a late start in reading her books.

Learn more about All’s Fair in Love and Wolf

SUMMARY

The Silver Town wolf pack has your back

Wolf shifter Sarandon Silver’s in trouble with the law, and bounty hunter she-wolf Jenna St. James is determined to bring him in for trial.

Lucky for Sarandon, the entire Silver Town pack is ready to fight for his innocence. But until the case is solved, Jenna’s sticking to Sarandon like glue…

Still working on settings to make sure the fast moving baby isn’t a blur. She was hilarious yesterday. For the first time ever, she smiled when she realized I was setting up to take her photos, ie, bringing in the soft box into the kitchen to try and have better lighting for the first time. But what was so funny was she came over while I was crouching down to look at the pictures on the camera! She’s going to be like Tanner, the black havanese, and a photo hound. lol

Anyway, she was pointing at herself on the camera viewer. So then I was sitting on the floor to get shots of her at more her level, but she kept crawling toward me fast and climbed into my lap for hugs. lol I needed the settings on hummingbird speed. So those were a blur. I still need to get better about getting the right settings as her hand is slightly blurred in the picture with Tanner.

So today, we’re walking a mile and a half for the Spring Independent School District student scholarship fundraiser and health awareness. It’s early, good thing, because it’s going to be hot. And then I’m fixing lunch for us. I started re-reading Her Jaguar Protector last night so I can turn this in on Monday. I’ll finish that today. Going to try to read one more chapter before I leave.

And tomorrow is a wild and crazy day for Mother’s Day. Baby baptism, so I will be taking lots of pictures. And Mother’s Day, and then I can relax, right?

Have a lovely day! I’m starting mine out right with a nice little walk!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Do You Ever Have a Day Where Nothing Gets Done???

That’s today!

Have a great Friday!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Secret Garden…

 

Zinnia–flower nearly out, first one. Dianthus, neighbor’s, in the sun. Coneflowers, first ones, and then the next. They look so different, yet, they’re all the same.

The Secret Garden:

You might think of a hideaway garden, a sitting spot in the center of a hedge maze, somewhere that few know about it. A place where you can share…secrets.

Not mine. It means a garden filled with mystery plants–what color flower will this be? What kind of flower is this? Is it a WEED? The secrets are only for the plants to tell…if I can wait long enough.

That’s what my Secret Garden is!

I have a million things to do today.  So I’m off to do them. Made word count! Need to make it again!

Have a wonderful, secret garden kind of day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Squirrel Hunt is on…Or the Squirrel Game is on…

Max is my hunter. Both havanese are, but he’s the fastest and he caught the rat that meant no more rats on my feeders. None. Any. More. The rats live in packs like wolf packs and so once one of their own was killed in front of another, that was too afraid to leave the feeder, no more rats.

Max also is persistent. Tanner wanders off and does his own thing. But if Max is chasing the squirrels, he’ll join him.

So the squirrel chase is on. They run so much slower than the havanese, but they tend to do tactical maneuvers much faster. They turn and twist and the dogs can’t turn that fast. The squirrels are a real nuisance with the feeders, dumping the feed on the ground. Some birds eat it, but often it just rots. I use the tray for the bigger birds. And yes, I’ve tried squirrel-proof feeders and they are impossible to clean.

Max usually sits at the base of the pine tree where the squirrel has scrambled. Max can jump really high, but the squirrel will stay just out of his reach. It’s a game to the squirrel. He’s wagging his tail at him. Taunting me while standing up next to the shrubs, makes for great pictures. I always try to look at the bright side of things! But here, Max was hiding behind a shrub, lol, waiting for the squirrel to leave the tree. He is becoming a tactician.

We have tons of squirrels, so it’s not just one. And I doubt if the dogs managed to catch one, that would deter others. I don’t really want them to kill them either.

I just switched to seeds only variety of birdseed, so hope that helps lessen the mess. And I bought a composter for the garden. More about that later.

Managed to get 2,000 words on my off day (baby was here), so up to 54,000! Twenty-six to go. Now, that wasn’t hard, was it? Goals, goals, goals, and working toward them, even if I don’t feel like it. Still nauseous and can’t seem to kick this bug, but I’m writing anyway. It’s easy to make excuses, so I try not to!

Have a super day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I’m Eclectic! Are You?

Spider lily has two blossoms now. They’re supposed to be rebloomers. I think the one next to it is one also. I haven’t decided what the low-growing plant is. It looks like something I must have planted, but it just keeps spreading, and that’s it. 🙂 The dianthus were especially perky, and look at the little woodland fern that just peeked out from its shady spot! I’ve never had much success with planting ferns, and since I don’t have a lot of shade in the garden, I wasn’t about to plant any here. But…it came up on its very own–native from the old forest, and so it’s welcome! They remind me of the years I lived in Oregon.

And now about being eclectic.

I realized not only am I an eclectic reader, movie watcher. I’m an eclectic gardener, decorator, photographer, and writer.

What this means is for me, I like diversity in all things. I want to have a lot of different flowers or other kinds of plants in the garden. It makes it interesting–to me. And for photographing, lots more fun. I like to take photos of all kinds of different things, not just landscapes, or wildlife, or people. I like to write in all different fields–historical romance: western, Highland; comedy romance; paranormal romance: shifters, psychics; futuristic romance; young adults: paranormal, fantasy…

And decorating? I don’t have one theme.

I’ve always been an eclectic reader, and I realized that it pertains to most areas of my life. A lot of greats–great photographers, writers, etc., have a specialty that makes them very knowledgeable in what they write, or the best techniques to use in their photography. They write only historicals, or only take portraits, or specialize in landscapes and they become renown. Everyone knows them for this special talent.

But all of us are different. I will never be great, but for me, I like diversity. It keeps my stories fresh. It provides more interesting photos at any time–when all I have time for is a quick jaunt outside. I need different to stimulate creativity.

What about you?

I made up my word count! That means I’ve finished 52,000, 28K to go, woohoo!

Baby’s due here any moment, and if she’s not having stomach problems, I’ll take us on a grocery shopping trip. I’m feeling better! And I’ve lost 4 lbs. Which is great. Now if I can keep it off! I lost 5 lbs from the last flu she gave me a couple of weeks ago, and I didn’t regain them! Making progress! Not that that’s the way to do it, mind you!

Have a great day, whether it’s eclectic, or more…organized, enjoy life to its fullest. 🙂 <3

Terry

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