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Mushrooms are a Must

In a fairy garden…

I’m at 103,000 words! See, I told you 80K was just the minimum. Baby should be here any second, and I’m almost done with the story. All the scenes are written, but last night I was thinking about it and remembered, oh, wait, what did they have in their Christmas stockings? What about his brother getting notified they’re marrying? Who scratched the villain’s face? There was supposed to be a celebration, what happened to it???

LOL….so I wrote up some more notes, and all of these things are short answer, so I can add them quickly. But they’re just some loose ends that need to be cleared up.

And then I need to re-read the whole book over again.

Okay, baby’s here and it’s time to get even busier!  Have a great day!!!

Terry

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Butterflies and Birds

Hummingbird, moulting male cardinal (he has a lot of black on his had and white feathers down below), giant yellow swallowtail, fritillary butterfly! The yellow swallowtail is extremely fast moving. I had to have a fast ISO setting to capture him.  Even when he’s feeding, his wings are flapping like crazy. The fritillary is much more sedentary. The hummingbird is also moving like crazy, besides flapping his little wings so fast. I could have had it at a faster ISO for him.

Okay, I’m now at 97K and counting, 17K over the mandatory word count, and there’s an end in sight. But I’ll probably have around 100K by the time I finish, which is great! I don’t think I’ll get it done by the time baby shows up tomorrow though, but I’m trying.

See, persistence pays off. I kept trying to get a better shot of the hummingbird, and I kept pushing through on the story, and voila!

Hope you have a butterfly and hummingbird filled day! It just adds a little magic to our world.

Terry

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Beautiful Little Hummingbird…

Don’t you know I’m taking your picture? Why don’t you turn around for me? He is a ruby-throated hummingbird, one photo the original, and the other in glow.

I’m still working on Silver Town Wolf Christmas, which is why I’m late blogging this morning. I was up super late editing, and up super early and doing my edits and writing another scene. I’m beginning to fill in all the blanks, answer unanswered questions–for the characters–I knew all along what the story was all about (ha!),  and making corrections throughout. I was hoping I’d have this done by Wednesday before grandbaby is here again, but we shall see. I wrote 3,000 words yesterday. I’m at 92K and counting!

Have a lovely day, naturally or with a bit of a glow…

Terry

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Halloween Early? Christmas Early?

I’m working on another one of these little guys for an order. And I have 3 other orders to finish up. But for now, I’m trying to finish up Silver Town Wolf Christmas. I have 89K and counting.  When I get near the end, it’s hard to stop writing. The scenes are finally coming. I wrote 7,000 words yesterday. I love it when it happens like that.

So I’m off to keep writing and hopefully wrap this up soon.

Hope you have a wonderful day! I’m looking at the Halloween bear and thinking about games in the snow at Christmastime and hoping that it will be cooler here soon.

Terry

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Sometimes You Have Ordinary Days…

Sometimes you just want to have fun!

Thunderstorms booming overhead and I’m off to write! Have one of those FUN days!

Terry

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Beauty in the Heat

106 degrees heat index, and the baby cardinal is panting. The monarchs have been all over the milkweed! Vultures were at a wake. Honeybees were all over the liriope. And a hummingbird was feeding off the milkweed. Need to set my ISO at a faster speed so I can capture more than a blur, but man is he fast!

Oh, and reached my word count for the book!!! Now I just need to finish it. Baby’s here today, so off to play with her and keep her out of trouble.

Terry

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One is an Illusion


All birds look the same, right? So I was seeing this one little female baby constantly coming down to get seeds. Until I saw 3 babies and a daddy. I only caught two and the daddy in these shots. The same with a red-bellied woodpecker. I kept seeing this baby come down to eat. Then I saw two of them at the same time and realized there was a family feeding there, not just one.

The flowers are lavender lantana. I had it in a basket and figured the lantana wouldn’t make it during the summer when I was on a trip, so I planted it in the ground. It’s a perennial, so I didn’t want to lose it. It looked HORRIBLE, no flowers, just barely living, and all of a sudden, it is flowering like crazy. Yay! It will get nice and big eventually. Right now it’s small and not that noticeable.

I was excited to see a monarch, or maybe there were several? feeding and laying eggs on the milkweed. They haven’t been here all year, except in the spring, and I saw two caterpillars and then they were gone. I think it was too early for them. Anyway, then I recalled I had them way too late in the year and lost some that way. The milkweed flowers were still blooming, but it was getting cold at night. In any event, I’m thrilled to see they have returned. Which means I have to get my camera ready.

I’m getting closer to my word count on Silver Town Wolf Christmas, just trying to wrap it up!

Have a great day, and remember if you think you’re seeing the same little critter returning over and over, maybe it’s really a whole family of those little critters.

Terry

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The Flowers Are Coming Back!

It was really windy when I went out to capture some shots. Does that sound like an excuse for why some are not real sharp? But it was! I tried to hold a stem one time, that doesn’t work. Then I couldn’t focus. lol

Okay baby is here today and I did get my edits off for Jaguar. But got request for promo stuff on the A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas coming out in October.  I know I’ll be getting edits on the SEAL wolf book too soon. I’m trying to finish the Silver Town Wolf Christmas book again.

Off to take care of the baby! Have a fun day! Love the zinnias. They are looking so pretty!

Terry

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The Blue Octopus Troubles Returneth

Truly, this could be a short story! So I return the 3 blue octopuses that were not what I ordered, and got a note yesterday from Amazon saying that I was being charged for one that wasn’t returned, and what they were charging me for was more than the refund they gave me because they cheated me out of my refund to begin with!

So I was back on the chat again, trying to get it straightened out. Yes, all three ugly blue octopuses had been received. Wow, what are they trying to pull anyway??? And yes they refunded me for a different teapot that was less expensive and they owed me $8.13. They would give me $8. Does that sound screwy or what? And besides that, they applied it toward another item that I didn’t need a refund for, something entirely different.

And they still probably shorted me on the amount. Sheesh.

So I made a video for my first vampire romantic suspense, and am working on the ones for the others in the story, revamping my webpage, and redoing 3 more covers. Another is done, but I still need to work on 3 more, and then I’ll make some fun videos for each of them. I made two more yesterday for others.

When I was thirteen, my mother took me to see Dracula, a play at a local community college, and I fell in love with the count. He deserved to love and be loved in return. That’s how I felt. Poor guy.

In this story, the huntress is NOT falling for the vampire… But there’s a twist. Oh, and I worked at Fort Hood where she’s stationed, so some of the places she’s at, I was at.

Okay, I’ve got to get to writing. I have edits on You Had Me at Jaguar due on Friday, baby will be here two days a week now until next summer, and I’m still trying to reach the end on the Silver Town wolf book. I am having fun watching the birds too–there are three red-bellied woodpeckers flying back and forth to the feeder, I saw two hummingbirds yesterday, a monarch butterfly, a number of blue jays, and a family of cardinals are all over the place this morning. I’m in fairy bird heaven.

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Crystal Anderson is unique, a huntress who is unable to kill vampires without getting emotionally involved. So when a vampire targets her to be his mate–she’s got to change her tune, or become the creature she’s supposed to kill. Hunter Robert Parker is in Texas to take down the vampire that murdered his sister. When he runs into Crystal, his priorities become something much more grave.

Army officer Crystal Anderson can’t help the draw she has to vampires, although she’s supposed to be drawn to them to kill those who are renegades since she’s a born huntress. But something about her is different. Ostracized from her family, she lives precariously on her own. That is until a local vampire targets her. Then she meets a fellow Army officer Robert Parker–who she believes is one of them–a vampire or blood host, or something. Suddenly, nothing is the same.Army officer Robert Parker is on assignment at Fort Hood, Texas, trying to track down the vampire who murdered his sister after hours. When he spies Crystal coming out of a vampire house, he assumes she’s a human host, and that she can lead him to his murderer. Except he’s drawn to her like a hunter would be to a huntress, until he learns she’s not quite right. She’s fighting alone without a family of hunters’ support, and he’s bound to do something about it before she gets herself killed…or worse.

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Have a great day! Have to get going!!!

Terry

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Carolina Anole Looking for a Mate

If you are a female anole, then you’re the one for him. Please inquire within.

In other news, I reached 72,000 words on the Silver Town Wolves book. You know, when I start the book, it seems impossible that I’ll ever reach the end. Now I’m figuring out all the scenes I need to finish the book with, and finish it.

Off to write! But seriously, if you’re looking for a cute little lizard mate, he’s working hard to get your attention. Have a great day!

Terry

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