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The Problem with Tropical Milkweed

This is tropical milkweed. The problem? The Monarch caterpillars ONLY eat off milkweed. The problem with tropical milkweed? It lasts and lasts and lasts, sometimes through mild winters, which means the butterflies lay their eggs too late here and don’t fly south early enough.

I know, because I’ve had them emerge when it’s too cold and they don’t survive. But I didn’t know there was another variety.

So I’ve been pulling up all my tropical milkweed, and I need to get a variety that isn’t tropical. Tropical, apparently, have multi-colored flowers like these. The other variety doesn’t. So I’m off on a search for a different milkweed to help sustain the monarchs.

In the meantime, I’ve got to get back to writing. I promised my granddaughter that I’d come and have lunch with her. She wants me to get the clown food, ie, Jack-in-the-Box chicken nuggets, but don’t forget the french fries. She reminded her mom not to pack her lunch for today. Last week was the first week we ate together. I loved it. She loved it.

When my kids went to public school, they didn’t have family visitation like this. It’s really nice.

AND we made some progress on reading!!!! I actually got one of the Dick and Jane books out for her and though the first few stories are super simple, those are words she needs to learn, so she was thrilled to finally be able read them, instead of just flash cards!!!

Okay, really off to work.

Have a super fun day!

Terry

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The Blue Fairy and the Snow Queen

I’m too hot. So I needed to create a picture that helps cool things down. I don’t think the Snow Queen is very happy that the Blue Fairy showed up in her territory. She’s getting a rather icy reception, don’t you think?

I worked and worked on Big Cat Magic yesterday, and managed to reach 44,000, nearly 45,000. So hope to finish it this weekend. I’ve been having a lot of requests for the 2nd book in the Fortune Teller series, so after I write Roxie’s story, I’ll finish up the 2nd book in the Fortune Teller Series. Sascha the Sensation.

All right, off to work! have a wonderful day!

Terry

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Which Magic Should I Use?

Having some fun with fantasy.

I managed to get 28K on Big Cat Magic, and turned in the marketing materials for the Highland Wolf story. Still waiting on the rest of the beta edits to finish that and send it in.

And I’m off to work! Have a super Saturday.

Terry

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The Fae’s Pendant is Missing

You didn’t happen to see it, did you?

It rained yesterday, lots!!! Woohoo!!! We kept getting forecasts for scattered or isolated thunderstorms and the percentage would get lower and lower and go away. So I was thrilled we finally got some. We’ve had the thunder and wind, just no rain. We so needed this! Our electricity went off, then came back on, Internet out for a while. That was way before we had any storms. Every time that happens, I worry we’re having another statewide power outage. This time because of the heat.

Also, I managed to get 2,000 words on the story after all for each of the last 2 days. And Nichole of Rainy Day Artwork finished the ebook cover for Deadly Fortunes, so it should be available with the updated cover soon.

Here’s the audio book version cover.

Okay, extra dogs are getting picked up today and then we’re back to my routine of picking up my granddaughter from preschool in the afternoons. And I need to get after my word count.

Have a terrific day!!!

Terry

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Swan Art

Created with a background from Daily Textures and overlays. The swan was from a photo I had taken in Scotland.

It’s been sooooo hot! We’ve been warned to keep our electric usage down. I do, but it only works if others do also.

I didn’t make my word count. I was working on edits for Highland Wolf and sent it to my final beta reader. Then I’ll proof it again and turn it in. Still need to come up with Roxie’s story. I’m not sure what time of year to make it, or the plot or anything.

Okay, off to write! One more full day of dog sitting.

Terry

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Wolf Photo Art

These are two brothers that are at the International Wolf Center, Ely, MN. They’re just beautiful. One was showing dominance as the alpha. They were 2 years old here.

I’m at 18,000 words on Big Cat Magic. I’m having a lot of fun writing it. I managed 5,000 words yesterday! Shooting for 2,000 words today. More if they come to me.

Leigh Cover Designs made the cover and she did a couple of beautiful book mock ups for me too. Thanks, Leigh! This is Kolby Jones’s story. Yes, he’s a cougar. But so is she. More about it later! It’s a Halloween Novella, though the way I’m writing on it, it might be closer to a novel by the time I’m finished. If you read my books, longer is better, right? I just have so many things to share in the story, a mystery to solve, a romance to build! 🙂 I’m just having too much fun.

We didn’t have rain and ended up with 114 heat index yesterday. I don’t think we’re going to get rain ever and it’s going to continue to be super heated for weeks. ugh.

Okay, I’m off and running on the story, I hope! Have a super fun day, and if you’re as hot as us, stay cool and hydrated!

Terry

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Baby Giraffe and Friend!

Took the photo at one of the zoos and added colorful textures.

Six-thousand words on the new Halloween novella!

Off to work on the story!

Have a super day!!!

Terry

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Polar Bear Art Fun to Cool Off

It was 106 heat index. I needed to play with something nice and cool 🙂

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!

Terry

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A Little Whimsy on a Hot Summer’s Day

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?

Terry

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Fan Mussel Remains

I wonder what got the rest of it!

I’m nearly to 86K, but spent 3 hours at the pool with my granddaughter. She is learning to swim under the water and so proud of herself. I’m proud of her. So I told her we could spent another hour, instead of our normal 2, there if she really wanted to swim. (Not play on the pool stairs.) I keep hoping the YMCA will open one of these days and we can go there in the winter. They were put off for 2 years I think it was because of Hurricane Harvey destroying 2 others. Then with Covid, they didn’t begin working on ours. They built the tennis courts because they’re out in the open. So I’m hoping they’ll have the Y open one of these years.

Okay, I’m off to walk before it gets too hot, work on the story and hopefully get somewhere with it today. I had a great idea for another scene and I have another idea I want to incorporate for conflict. So I’ll try to work on both of those today.

Hope you have a fun day!

Terry

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