Baby is here again and then I have 4 days of writing. I’m hoping to get caught up. Most of the Highland Wolf books are still on sale!
I am trying to write 3,000 words a day so I can be less behind, but I need to finish edits on the novella for SEAL Wolf Team to the Rescue and turn it in too.
It turned rainy and cold so I’ve been doing a lot of weeding. The weeds outnumber the population of all the people of the earth though. I’m certain of it! And I’m pretty sure that every time I pull up five weeds, ten more are taking their place, as if I just made room for them.
Okay, I’m off to take care of baby and hope I can get some writing done on my off writing day to make up some more on my word count. I’m 10,000 behind. But that’s down from 14,000, so that’s good!
Have a great day! I was enjoying the overcast one, but I missed seeing the super moon. I hope you got a glimpse of it!
Heart of the Highland Wolf: It’s a matter of pride and a matter of pleasure
Book 1 in Terry Spear’s Highland Wolf Series
It’s a matter of pride…
Modern day werewolf laird Ian MacNeill reluctantly allows a film
production company to use his castle, but he knows his secretive clan
has a big problem when a beautiful red werewolf female who insists she’s
working on the film keeps showing up in the wrong places…and a matter
Julia Wildthorn is not who she says she is—she’s sneaking into Argent
Castle to steal an ancient relic for her grandfather and to do research
for her next werewolf romance novel. When she catches a glimpse of Ian,
she realizes he’s the perfect hero.
Highland Wolf Series: Heart of the Highland Wolf (Book 1) A Howl for a Highlander (Book 2) A Highland Werewolf Wedding (Book 3) Hero of a Highland Wolf (Book 4)
A Howl for a Highlander: A Highlander is never out of his element…
“Highlanders and werewolves. Be still my heart!”—The Good, the Bad, and the Unread
A Highland Wolf on a Mission…
Duncan MacNeill is hell-bent on catching the thief who’s stolen the
clan’s fortune and run off to Grand Cayman Island. Duncan has rarely
left his homeland and he couldn’t care less about an island paradise. He
never expected to find a beautiful distraction who will show him just
how appealing paradise can be…
Meets a Dangerous Distraction…
Lone wolf and botanist Shelley Campbell headed to the island to study
the old growth forests. She didn’t count on meeting a handsome
Highlander who can’t keep his paws off her.
A Highland Werewolf Wedding: He never thought any woman could get him to the altar…
On The Run…
After werewolves Elaine Hawthorn and Cearnach MacNeill almost have a
head-on collision on a foggy Highland road, they’re pretty well stuck
with each other. It’ll be hours before anyone can get there to pull his
car out of the ditch and they both have better places to be.
And Nowhere to Hide From Each Other…
The sexy little American brings out all of Cearnach’s big bag
protective instincts. If she thought she was in trouble before, Elaine
has no idea what kind of complications a hot Scot can cause…
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A Hero of a Highland Wolf : How difficult can one Highlander be?
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She’s ready for change…
Colleen Playfair has never been to Scotland, but when she discovers she
must spend a year and a day overseas learning to manage her newly
inherited estate, she’s ready for the challenge. She even has some ideas
for improvements—if she can get past the sexy werewolf who seems
convinced he’s the one in charge.
But he’s digging in his claws…
Grant MacQuarrie and his clan have been managing Farraige Castle for
three centuries. The last thing he wants is a meddling American heiress
trying to change the way things have always been done. He’s more than
willing to fight the she-wolf every step of the way, using every tool at
his disposal. And if that means taking the lass to bed, well…all the
Locked in a battle of wills, caught in an attraction they can’t escape, Colleen and Grant must find a way to work together…or face losing it all. B&N
Ride ’em wolfie! She’s back! Usually I have a four day-break to write. lol
Okay, I’m determined to get something done today. Hopefully. Fingers uncrossed because I have to type. I did manage to get 1500 words written yesterday and today is a non-writing day, so hope to get maybe a 1,000. It just depends if I can get an idea or not!
Yesterday was great!! I ended up writing 4,000 words, mostly before the dogs and baby arrived. I expected her to come in the morning, not in the afternoon. So I got a lot done! I’m still 14,000 behind, but hopefully they won’t be picked up too late and I can get some writing done today. Two-thousand of the word count is for today. Oh, but I also wrote the Letter to the Reader for the 10th anniversary of To Tempt the Wolf and the one for the following book, Legend of the White Wolf. Almost forgot that!
The dogs and baby and I had a great time the rest of the afternoon and evening.
Pictures of the flowers blooming this winter.
Baby wouldn’t take a nap, but she passed out at 5 pm. Whoops, she wasn’t in her pjs yet, bad grandma. But then she woke at 6:30, so diaper changed and pjs on and then I got her to sleep on her mat in my bedroom by 8 pm. At 1 am, she was awake and crying, disoriented, changed her diaper and she went back to sleep right away. But I couldn’t. So I must have finally fallen asleep around 4:30 am and I heard one of the corgis barking. That usually means I haven’t fastened the other’s crate properly and the female is out. They’re in my sewing room, so they can’t get out. No problem. Just don’t wake the baby.
More barking. More. DON’T WAKE THE BABY. But I ignore him until I hear a clatter in the sewing room. That didn’t sound right. My room is dark and I can’t see the baby sleeping, but when I turn on the light, no baby. I head for the sewing room and total disaster. She’s dumped all my sewing materials everywhere and released the hounds. I make teddy bears. I’ve got bear joints, eyes, bear parts, legs, arms, ears, you name it, all over the floor. I’m just glad she didn’t hurt herself or the dogs.
Sigh. Okay, next sleepover, this was our first and she’s not yet two, I’ll shove her mat against the bedroom door and she can’t leave.
Okay, so when is Mom and Dad coming to pick up their motley crew? Off to play with the baby. And hope, hope, I get my word count for today. I need to get some breakfast too. Have a great one!!!
I vacuumed at 5, took my dogs out, fed them, took them out, started the dishwasher, cleaned, started corned beef, carrots, and potatoes in the crockpot, and now it’s time to do my blog and try to get some writing done.
This is a weekend I’m supposed to be writing. Which probably won’t happen much. I need to do a letter to the readers for the 10th Anniversary of To Tempt the Wolf, so maybe I can get that done, despite the chaos this weekend. I was thinking about it before I got out of bed this morning–it’s about my research and I have learned a couple of new things about wolves, so I’ll write those up.
I had to reread the whole Wolff Bros story to remember where I’m at on it all day yesterday and start writing some more. Not sure where I’m going with it.
I’ve been watching Fearing the Walking Dead–and see so many interesting character flaws, and too-stupid-to-live dumb things they do. And nobody does anything or says anything to rectify the situation. It’s annoying. Why do I watch these apocalyptic movies? They’re brainless. I don’t have to think about them much while all these growlie eaters are running around.
Okay, so I’m nearly done on the novella when back comes the baby. I’ve really, really, really got to finish this novella because I need to get back to the novel. I planned to have it all done and off to beta readers this weekend, but guess what????
For the first time ever, baby is staying with me overnight! Yes! Saturday morning through Sunday, and the corgis are going to be here too and my doggies. Ohmigod! Finish the novella over the weekend? And then the baby is back on Monday. And Wednesday.
Chill. The novella will get done. Maybe by Friday? This Friday? It better be!
Hope you are having a great week!!! Mine may be a disaster. Can’t think like that. It’s going to be great. Baby and dogs will be great. And the novella will be done.
If you don’t hear from me for a while, you’ll know why.
Get three times more stuff done during the day if I wasn’t thwarted by the spinning dial.
You know what I mean. That annoying little icon that spins and spins and spins saying that the computer can’t keep up with your actions. I don’t even have fifty-million screens open, so it doesn’t have any excuse. I try to type on my manuscript. The words are flowing through my brain, please, please let me get them down before they disappear. Nope. Three words. Spinning dial.
All right, already. I’ll work on my jaguar. It’s a zoo picture I took, beautiful jaguar, BUT the fence ruined some of the majesty, so I’m removing the fence as much as I can to have a pristine jaguar. Nope. I’m not. Spinning dial.
Okay, fine, I’ll check the weather. Ha!
Okay, I’ll post my blog. I swear the spinning dial is silently laughing evilly as it watches me struggle with doing ANYTHING I want to do. I got up at 4 am. It’s 6:30, and I’m only now able to write this blog.
Finally, the spinning blob has gone back to sleep and now I feel like I need a nap. But nope!!! While it’s gone, I’ve got to hurry and do everything I was trying to do in the last 2 1/2 hours in sonic speed!
Do you ever feel like the spinning dial is slowing you down?
Create the scenes I need to propel my story along. Wouldn’t that be neat? I know some authors whose brains work that way. What a miracle that would be! Here you’d get your sleep, kind of, and still be writing the story, kind of.
Not me. Though sometimes as I’m waking, or trying to fall asleep, I’ll be mulling over the story and voila! I have a breakthrough idea! Not last night or this morning, however. Which means I just have to write until I get it right.
Back to writing on SEAL Team wolfies! The golden jaguar in the foreground was so good to allow me to photograph him while he was thinking about how good I would taste. The other jaguars are from renderosity. Have a beautiful day!!!