It looks like we’ll get rain for a couple of days from Delta. I think it’s just residual, hitting Galveston and Louisiana worst. I feel sorry for those living in Louisiana right now since they’ve had so many storms hit there this year.
This is the coolest shot! I would not want to be on the water during a storm like this!
I’m off to finish up Tangling with the Wolf today and turn it in. Finished one beta readers edits on Catch the Cougar last night, and I need to finish working on the cover. I also need to start writing on either the cougar novel or jaguar novella, but it’s always kind of a struggle to get a book started, well most of the times. Sometimes something just grabs me and I can run with it and I love when that happens. I had so much fun with Catch the Cougar and the last chapter. The end came to me before the middle and I just ran with it.
So I posted my last long hair lady and I’m working on the next 3 pictures which are “problem” pictures. I have a 4th and 5th I haven’t started yet. Sometimes after I’ve finished them, I like to put them aside and then check them over again and work on them before I can upload the next one.
Okay, I’m off to edit so I can get my other deadline book in!
Little one and I took a long walk yesterday because she was in her stroller instead of walking with me. So we were able to go a lot further and fed a shy turtle. Otherwise she’s ready for me to carry her halfway. I had her all day yesterday and overnight, so I have a learning program on for her while she eats cereal. Forget sleeping in her bed. *sigh* Which means Grandma is tired. But I can make up for it later.
I’m working on edits to Tangling with the Wolf this weekend, fast turnaround, and my editor asked for more books for a contract, and I’m finishing up Cougar Halloween Trouble. I may need more sleep first. lol
What a crazy day. It always seems so topsy turvy when it’s really hot in the morning, and then the temps start going down. I went for a walk, thinking it was going to be 57 and it was 80 and 90% humidity. Hot, hot, hot. And muggy.
I get home, my sprinklers are going and it starts pouring out. lol And the temps are dropping. Yay!
Fun day! Different from heat and more heat always makes it a fun day.
So I managed 4,000 words yesterday on Cougar Halloween Trouble and found a photo of a cougar couple I want to use for the cover. Today, I will get my minimum of 2,000. I need to run errands today.
I’m cutting down a rosebush that’s too close to the patio. So that was a major exercise in thorn-stabbed fingers. I need heavier duty gloves. Then Tanner managed to get one of the branches of thorns stuck in his fur while I was cutting them up and I had to cut the branch out of his fur. That’s the problem with long-furred dogs! He was good though when I told him to stay so I could run and get the clippers. I had managed to pull some of it out of his fur, but he has very thick fur, and the last part I had to cut–not his fur, the branch.
That was my excitement for yesterday! This morning, I’m boiling fire ants that are getting into the house.
I’m working on my first required long hair girl, but I did this one because she was so much fun. I need 5 extras for practice to move forward, beyond the others I am required to do. I have 4 long haired women I need to do and I’m working on 2 of them. And then we have a background we need to paint to incorporate into the photo painting, after I do all the long haired ladies.
But, I also am working on Cougar Halloween Trouble, got 3,000 words yesterday, and I couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night and had an idea for the story. Yes! I hate it when I can’t sleep, but when I can come up with a story idea, that makes it better.
All right, so tomorrow it’s going to be really cool, temperature wise! That will be fun.
Photoshop oil painted from a free picture on Pexel.
My daughter asked me to go with her to shop this morning, so we were running errands early before everyone hits the road and fills up the stores. Little one needed warmer clothes for the cool down. Kids grow out of things so fast from season to season. I had to get milk to replace my expired milk. And I had to get some potatoes. I try to not going anywhere for at least two weeks, but when I run out of potatoes, that’s a crisis.
My daughter was telling me her woes about her garbage can, and then she told me one about one of her co-worker’s woes. They will have to go in a story, just too funny.
Well, I need to get to work writing. So have a super fun day!
We don’t get the bitter cold winters or the fall colors, but a little relief from the heat in the mornings is welcome!!
I only wrote 200 words yesterday on Cougar Halloween. I was Photoshop painting when I had a moment. It’s easier to paint and stop and paint and stop when I have to have tea parties and read books to little one, than to try and come up with story ideas when the cartoons are on and I have way too many interruptions.
So today is a writing day. Still painting daily though. I’m in the long hair painting session now, but just finished the last short hair one I needed to do for the class review and did a couple of practice ones also. These are the extra ones I did.
I’m off to walk, then feed the ravenous dogs, then write! And working on the first long haired woman for review, and a long haired little girl for practice.
Wolff Bros 2 is finished! I finally figured out what I needed to do at the end! Yay!!!!! I did some more weeding this morning. My reward. But also, it’s cooler out this morning, so wanted to get some work done. Beta readers have the book and next I’m off to work on the promo blogs for Joy to the Wolves!
So I resubmitted so I can do my next no hair portrait. I have 2 more and then, maybe short hair? Not sure.
But first, I’m off to find the blogs I need to write for the upcoming new release. After that, Dreaming of the Wolf novella, and then! I’m writing the Halloween novella for cougars. I’ve been doing that every year for the past two years now also. They’re fun.
I’m getting closer to the end of Wolff Bros. I better be. I’m running out of time to write the novella for Dreaming of the Wolf too.
I wrote 2,000 more words, broke up a couple of chapters, edited the first 19 chapters. I’m up to 96K, wrote one of the scenes I needed to, and now I need to finish another and add one more. 🙂 And edit 5 more chapters. I have to get this done by Tuesday, sooner, if I can.
I am taking the fur course now too. I kept seeing all the adorable fur baby pictures and decided to do it.
If I keep telling myself that, maybe I will stick with it. lol
You shouldn’t ever compare yourself to others–whether in how good they are at something, how much they have, whatever it is–you need to be you. But sometimes when you’re told you’re doing it wrong–and you look at how some are doing it who are really good at this, you think, hmm, maybe this isn’t for me.
But what is their past? Have they used a Wacom for eons? Many have. And I’m just learning. Have they painted real paintings before? Some have. And I never have. So I have to tell myself it’s like when I began writing. It’s not like reading a story and knowing how to do it. It takes some study–at least it did for me–to see what you actually had to do to write a novel.
And practice! My first composites were awful. Not that I sometimes don’t do lousy composites now, or lousy photos, or lousy paintings, or even goof up my writing and have to go back and fix it. Everybody does! But it’s all a challenge and–I’m not going to be a Photoshop Oil Painting Dropout!
Maybe I won’t ever be that good at it, but maybe I will be really great at it. And the thing is I won’t know that unless I keep on going. And practicing.
Have a super great day! Little one will be here shortly and I’m trying to get a million things done!