So this is what I envisioned happened when we had our polar vortex here in Houston.
I wrote 3,000 words yesterday, And that was it. I wanted to write more, but couldn’t come up with anything. So I groomed Max and watched the Serpent, I think it was called–about a serial killer in Thailand who was from France. Then I had the worst nightmare this morning–car stolen–couldn’t find the number for the sheriff, and I was at some cult place that took care of kids. I think it was from watching this limited series and how this Dutch embassy official had doggedly tried to gather evidence in the case of two missing Dutch citizens and no one cared. Not the embassy, no one. Then the murdering Frenchmen and his girlfriend ended up back in France and they said it wasn’t their problem. They’d murdered French citizens. It was a Thailand problem. And the only one who finally was helping was someone who worked for the American embassy when an American citizen went missing.
They finally arrested the guy and his gang in Thailand and a corrupt official was bribed and let them walk so then more murders were added to the list. The victims were all backpackers or travelers, and they’d rob them and then kill them. It wasn’t a good series to watch before bedtime, I guess.
So seven years later, the Dutchman, who had been after this case for years, sees a garbled made-up tale in a tabloid and he goes to the editor and tells him the real story. With pictures and the real names of murdered victims, he shares the real story with the tabloid editor, who takes the information and posts it. Now, someone takes notice!
Thailand Interpol police are involved because of a missing French woman in Thailand, so the Dutchman shares all the gathered evidence he has. Bodies are exhumed and now there’s a worldwide search for the serial killers. I think last night might have been his capture, but I couldn’t stay up that long.
So in my wolf story, I’m writing about a billionaire, and the paparazzi are always hanging about trying to make up sensationalist stories. But what if I incorporated something that was true in the story. Not this true story, but something else and the only way to get justice and put the person behind bars is to share the story with a tabloid?
See? Watching the whole series might have given me an idea, maybe not for this book, but even another.
Okay, well, I need to work on some more scenes today. I’m up to 61K. I thought I was up to 63K. I think that was wishful thinking. Well, today, I should be.
This makes me want to write another polar bear novel, but right now, I’m still working on Cougar Christmas Calamity.
The background was from LA winter scenes from OSCRAPS. I added a sun glow, snow, and winter mist texture from Daily Texture. The polar bear was from Pixelsquid.
We did make the gingerbread house too, and I managed to get some more done on the story. Little one put on all the candy, Grandma did all the frosting so she could add the candy. It turned out great I thought, for someone who is only 3 and someone who is not a decorator of cakes. This is the first time I’ve ever worked on one.
Okay, I’m off to get busy. Both dogs had a tooth pulled last night, and Max woke me at 3 huffing and not sure what was up. I finally calmed him down and he went back to sleep but then I couldn’t! Poor doggy.
Have a great day! I need to turn on the heat because we do have that white stuff on roofs around here.
A thrilling romance from a USA Today bestselling author: The sexy and powerful Wolff brothers are finally settling into their new ski lodge when PI Josie Grayson arrives, hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal. Can shifter Blake Wolff convince her to let him help her — and prove that he’s her perfect mate?
The hot, powerful Wolff brothers have moved to the outskirts of Silver Town and opened a ski lodge. They’ve always wanted to live in a wolf-controlled area, and now they have their chance. They’re settling in for a quiet winter when their lives suddenly become way more exciting than they’d ever planned.
Private Investigator and Gray-wolf shifter Josie Grayson is hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal hiding out at the ski lodge when her partner takes ill and must leave her to pursue the mission alone. Blake Wolff steps in—he can’t resist the allure of this brilliant and focused she-wolf whose presence awakens a long-dormant yearning in his heart.
As pursuit of their quarry heats up, Blake has a mission of his own—to convince Josie that there’s more to life than work—and that she’s his perfect mate.
Okay, I think I missed posting yesterday. I’m confused on my days because I’m not taking care of my granddaughter 2 days a week since I work at home every day. It’s like one day melts into another. So I went to put out the garbage yesterday, but no one had the garbage out. Whoops. It was still just Wednesday. But today, I have to get it out.
I’m taking care of my granddaughter tomorrow because her parents are both working and she is clingy. My daughter is in charge of all the food distribution for the schools in the district and it’s been a real job, especially since they’re doing evening meals also and stressful. So Grandma needs to help out.
Anyway, so little one will be here with me all day. I still need to write.
Okay, I’m off to work. I need 4,000 more to be half way through minimum word count. That’s 40K.
Have a good day, as good as you can have in these trying situations. I am NOT going to look at the news today. Not until tonight. Let’s see how long that lasts. But I need to write and the news is so bad it’s making it difficult for me to concentrate on what I need to do.
It won’t start so the only way to explain that to a toddler is: it’s broken.
That’s how it feels to me too. It won’t work. It’s broken. Where I lived before, I had a great mechanic who lived near me. He always fixed things and I never worried about being overcharged or told I needed something I didn’t need.
Here, I don’t know who to call.
Anyway, I feel that my granddaughter never left. By the time her parents picked her up last night, it felt it was practically time for her to be dropped off again early this morning. We always have fun though.
A friend sent me this picture of the snow they had that she woke up to. The fun is she lives in White Bear. Not the same White Bear, Alaska that I created for my polar bear shifters, but…I had one of my shifters check it out.
I’m usually pretty organized, but I just learned my novella for To Tempt the Wolf is due by March 1st and the Wolff brother novel is due April 1st. *sigh* I’m 15,000 into Wolff brother, and 0,000 into SEAL Wolf Team to the Rescue.
I’m off to write. I don’t have any time left not to! Have a great day!
I am swamped with work, but there are some things I realize I’d neglected. My signature line! I just updated the book covers, though I need to update it again! But at least it’s not as outdated as it was. And I really need to update my website.
I was in a hot tub last night with a romantic polar bear shifter in Alaska. Okay, so not me, really. My heroine was. I was dog-sitting! All right? I’d rather have been in a hot tub with a sexy polar bear shifter.
Trying to get a shot of all four dogs looking at me and not blurring is a challenge with a phone.
I’ve got to start the process of taking them out again in shifts, feeding them, and taking them out in shifts. I’ve been putting off the inevitable while I get my blog written. We are going to have 100% rain today and tomorrow, which means lots of wet dog.
I’m off to get started on my day’s work, well, after I take care of the dogs. In the meantime, have a super, lovely day!!!
Okay, so this morning I realized I HAD to write a prologue for Claiming the White Bear. It has been nagging at me for a while now. Some editors don’t like them. But there are times when you can TELL about something and other times when you just have to SHOW it. And that’s what I realized. I found myself telling about why the couple were in the mess they were in and it doesn’t have half the impact of showing how they got there.
That meant the whole world of a difference to me, and all of a sudden, I had 4,000 words written yesterday. If I hadn’t taken a break to go to a lovely Christmas cookie party, I would have had more done. Now baby’s here today. I also worked on the beta readers’ edits and now have to re-read the whole book one more time and then publish it. Soooo, I had an epiphany, which is great, but why couldn’t I have had it four days ago when I was struggling to finish this book?
lol All in good time. All right, I’m off to watch baby.