Baby is on her way and so I have only about a minute to do this. Picture of a monarch on purple flowers with a splash of blue flowers. A robin closeup and a robin in the big picture out in the forest preserve on our walk. You can see the snow all over the gravel still. And a cute little tapir swimming in water, the shadows of things up above creating a surrealistic art in the water below.
I wrote 3,000 words on the plane on Claiming the White Bear…but I haven’t had time to type up the notes. Maybe today if I can keep baby preoccupied a bit. It’s cold!!!! And I’m loving it.
We walked 6 and 1/2 miles through a forest reserve yesterday, going to an arboretum today. We saw a deer, white tail flashing before it disappeared down the ravine, cardinals, and some other bird, I wasn’t sure of. I took pictures and will show some off tomorrow.
Here are some pretty kitties we saw at the zoo the other day: cheetahs and their cubs, bobcat and a snow leopard. One of my favorite pictures I’d taken at the zoo a couple of years ago was of the cheetah. So how exciting it was to find that the cheetah pair had five cubs!
Okay, off to write, wrote 2,000 words yesterday, and then it’s time to take more pictures.
We were planning to see the wolves at the reserve, but we had a snowstorm, so that meant the wolf reserve closes for the rest of the year until spring, I guess. We missed going last year because they had the first snowstorm in years at Christmastime.
It’s beautiful! We had a tree branch down from the weight of the snow, probably because the leaves are all on the trees still. And over 5,000 homes were without electricity. We were lucky. I rarely get to see snow, but last year they had it in Omaha, and then I returned home and we had snow twice in the Houston area. So it’s been crazy weather. They often don’t see snow in Omaha until later also.
A visit to a fun ice cream shop, and my fantasy version of me brainstorming on the Woodland Fae. I am 35,000 words into the book, but I was working on Claiming the White Bear yesterday, 3200 words done, thereabouts. I need to type up the notes and it’s usually more than I think. Going to the zoo today, so ready to capture some great pictures. I hope. Sometimes the animals are perfect models, sometimes not.
Baby is on her way, but just wanted to say, still having trouble with Apple. It’s the keychain thing, which means I can’t access iTunes Producer, and no iBook for Cougar Magic until I get it resolved. But, I did finish the proofing of the print book for Cougar Magic, and it’s under review now!
It’s actually cool this morning! Won’t last, but what a nice change!
I’m going to try and write something on Woodland Fae, if I can today, which will be published next.
Have a great day!!! I’m off to play with baby first.
A hero being heroic and raindrops falling on a water lily pond.
Even with a made-up world, it has to seem real. It has to have some foundation of reality. It makes it easier for readers to feel connected.
In my YA fae stories, my world is different. If they shift from dragon to fae, they’re dressed. The same with the wolf shifters. They are fae. It’s a fantasy world, but combined with the real world when they visit us and wreak havoc. Believe me, they do it too. To me. All the time.
In my real world (ha!, you know, as far as reality goes), the shifters have to remove their clothes before they can shift. I mean, come on, it’s the real world, right?
And that’s all I’m saying as I go off to play in…hmm, the Woodland Fae….or Cougar Magic. Cougar Magic is the final read-through. Woodland Fae needs its daily word count. I want get my writing done, but I want to get Cougar Magic published. It’s a conundrum.
A “beehive”, a SciFi motorbike kinda, and a snapdragon that produces dragons, and beautiful butterflies. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Yesterday, I did the edits on Day of the Wolf, and wrote 3,000 words on Woodland Fae. Baby stayed home with her sick parents. And that meant I was trying to get as much as I could done. I might have to take care of her on Monday, which does away with my scheduled writing. I’m off to re-read Day of the Wolf! And I got edits back from another beta reader on Cougar Magic, so going to work on that too.
Hope you are staying healthy and having fun this weekend!! It’s going to be another hot day. 98 heat index in October. ugh.
Sometimes it’s just fun to be whimsical. If you can’t finish a building, be an artist. Have some fun with colorful chairs. I want the purple one to sit on while having a peppermint mocha latte. You? The butterfly at the butterfly garden–beauty in nature. And an alternative to storing the bike in the garage.
Baby is on her way and I hope she’s feeling better! Made 4,000 words yesterday, woohoo! Shooting for a 1,000 today with baby here.
Baby was sick yesterday, cold and ear infection, so she did a lot of cuddling and sleeping, which she needed. We rushed through our walk in the fog, trying to keep ahead of the mosquitoes trying to get us.
I managed 1,000 on Woodland Fae while baby was here. I thought I’d have Monday to work on the story, but I may be taking care of baby again if the daycare is shut for the holiday. Both her parents are working.
Okay, off to get some more writing done to make up for Monday, just in case!
I was excited to get 6,000 words yesterday on Woodland Fae yesterday. Baby is here, sick with a cold and an ear infection and was asleep in my arms from the start, so trying to get my blog done and maybe a little writing done before she wakes.
Isn’t that the coolest house? It’s for real. I had to get a shot of it.
Okay, off to work before baby wakes. Have a beautiful day!!!