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You Think You’ve Had it Rough…

It’s just one of those days.

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!

Terry

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What to do in the New Year!

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 But at least it’s not as outdated as it was.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!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I Had an Epiphany!

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.

Have a great day!!!

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Black Bear, White Bear, Gray Wolf, Blue Waterfall…

Whoops, I goofed on figuring out my word count goals. I didn’t take off the days I have baby. No way can I get 2,000 words on those days. *sigh* I’ll have to get a little bit after she leaves those nights and try to make up for it during the week. I planned to weed this morning too, but can’t with baby here. I did work on another flowerbed later in the day, so it’s part way done.

Blue waterfall sculpture at the arboretum, black bear waiting for a peanut at the North American Bear Center, white polar bear swimming, diving, kicking off wall, repeat at the Como Zoo, gray wolf relaxing at the International Wolf Center.

Okay, got to get ready for baby! Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Wolves R Us

I love how my kids “get” me.  It’s fun when you have a “hobby,” which for me is my writing wolf shifter stories, polar bear, cougar, and jaguar shifter stories. So if I get anything like that, I’m thrilled.

So here’s a goblet of your favorite brew in toast to the upcoming New Year!

Oh, and I hit a button, have no idea which, and my WordPress screen is tiny, tiny. I can still read it, but what did I do now? Ever do that????

Okay, off to write for a while. My goal is to get 10,000 this week on Claiming the White Bear. I have 7400 so far so maybe I’ll reach 12,000.

Have a lovely day!! A museum is on the schedule and a walk to see the town lights. The wolf reserve is closed all week, so we have to do it on Saturday and it will even be colder and snowy. We have minus 8 windchill this morning…..brrrrrr….

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Back to the Writing Cave

This week, I want to finish up Falcon Fae, maybe Cougar Undercover, if I get beta edits back in time, make the changes, and can set up the print version, and reread it again.

I took the photo of the polar bear. Can you tell? It has mystery to it. Cut off the top of his head? Yep. Mine.

The fae had everything to do with it. Here I had the perfect shot lined up and then they messed up my aim. Or really, I meant to do this. To make you look up and want to see the rest of him. Yep. That’s what writing is all about. Making up stories.

The second photo is a cave and mist from Story Art, Light Rays and a Bear Overlay, and Marble Overlay from Creative Market.  I was playing around with lighting and filters. I think I like the darker picture best.  What about you?

Okay, enough procrastinating. Time to get on with the business of writing.

Have a super, great day!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Polar Bear Marble Carving and Wooden Carving–Alaska

polar-bear-gifts-900-015My son gave me the polar bears in the middle and the one to the right that he picked up in Alaska. Aren’t they beautiful?

Soon, Loving the White Bear will be out!

Have a great day. I’m so late on getting this out, but it’s almost party time!

Terry Spear

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That Hectic Time of Year

cheetah-540-lying-down-in-grass-color-blast-841Some days you just want to laze around, don’t you? No matter how many people are watching you to see if you’ll do something?

I sort of “finished” Loving the White Bear. “Sort of”, because I still need transitions between scenes, making out scenes, and I’m still moving around scenes. But the story is done–as in it has an epilogue. lol Hey, you gotta start somewhere…or should I say end it already. 🙂

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So after typing the millions of changes, I’ve got to reprint out and review it again, to see if the story is coming together at the end. While I’m writing, I constantly edit, so the beginning and middle are much more ready than the end. 🙂

I’ve GOT to get groceries today. My list has become as long as Santas–stuff for wassail, for stuffing, for coffee, pumpkin pie for my son, sweet potatoes for my son and daughter. Poor deprived kids. I love potatoes and not into sweet potatoes, so my SIL and I still have the regular ones. 🙂

Okay, off to edits. What I’ve found if I don’t do them, they don’t miraculously get done. 🙂 And I need to clean house for my son’s arrival tomorrow. Christmas is getting close!

Have a wonderful day!

Terry Spear

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Back to the Cave…

polar bear (2) (800x614)No, not the bat cave. The bear cave for when I’m working diligently on edits. I took this picture in Omaha, Nebraska.

Puppies got me up at 4:45 this morning and of course go right back to sleep. Me? I’m blogging, then getting ready to edit again. 145 pages to go!

Storms didn’t come last night as they predicted. Yes! They’re coming this afternoon through Sunday. Which means more flooding. We’re still under flood warnings before we have any more rain. Unless it changes, which it is known to do, the rains will stop by Monday, which is better than earlier predictions. They were supposed to last through Wednesday. So it looks like a whole week of drying out next week. Which we really need.

I need to run out and get more groceries before this starts up again. And run other errands. Have a great day! I’ve got to get busy!

Terry

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Oh No! They Changed My Story!!!

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Okay, not MY story, but I loved the Norwegian tale I read when I was a little girl.

Here is the version I read.

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/norway034.html

I loved it but was so mad at the girl for dripping wax on him and making him go away. I felt sorry for him and loved him. Poor polar bear prince. The newer version doesn’t sound like it’s anything like my version. It’s supposed to be good for children to read. You know, probably the sanitized kind. Probably no exploding trolls and such. I like exploding trolls. I like to see the bad guys get their just rewards. 🙂

And why even bring it up???

It was the very first time that I had read about a shapeshifter and loved the sweet romance. My shapeshifters are not cursed to live their existence until someone can break the spell, yet, it made me see that shapeshifters could be just as sexy and lovable as anyone else.

I’m from the great grizzly bear state of California. And I have all kinds of different bear collections that I’ve collected over the years. And I make award-winning teddy bears. So it seemed natural to want to write about bear shifters. In honor of reading about a polar bear shifter, my first ever shifter tale, I decided to make it a polar bear shifter story.

Tanner, tan mohair, 10 1/2" Suede paws

Tanner, tan mohair, 10 1/2″
Suede paws

But with all good tales, it must end so I can get back to edits on A Very Jaguar Christmas, which I was told was up on Amazon for preorder now!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1492621803

And that’s it for today. I must go back to my writing cave. Carpet was replaced in the two bedrooms, and rather than shove everything back in drawers and closets, packing it all up. 🙂 So no time for edits yesterday. Just more utter chaos.

polar bear head downThis is me contemplating the next edit.

Have a great one!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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