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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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A Blurry Photo…or Did I Catch a Shifter Shifting?

Polar Bear Shifting

Polar Bear Shifting

At first, I was disappointed. I mean, sheez, this was the first time in the 3 visits I’ve made to the Nebraska zoo that the polar bear was actually sitting up and looking at me and I got ALL of him in the shot!!!! Obviously, I took the picture too fast in my zeal and….no, wait…

Okay, this is a G-rated post, so I can’t show you what he turned into. Hot, naked, male.

But here’s BEFORE the shifter was caught on camera shifting.

polar bear head raised

Darn! Where’s the rest of his nose??? It was soooo good too. His head was up. I was too excited. At least he wasn’t shifting at the time. Well, ACTUALLY, I was trying to capture his paws in this shot.

polar bear head down

And this is his usual pose.

*sigh*

I did want to say that I actually got my word count on Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing! And finished writing the book! Now, I’m rereading it and editing more, but it’s done!!!

Have a super wonderfully fun day!

Terry

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

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In Ye Old Days…

Do you remember the old days? You know, when people had typewriters? Can you imagine writing a full length book on one now? All the mistakes you have to correct? All the paper you waste? How you can’t cut and paste and move whole scenes from one location to another?

If you believe that’s terrible, think of a time when all books were written by hand! And I’m not talking about  writing pages like I do when I need to get away from the computer and just focus on writing, then typing them up on Word when I’m ready to. But whole books that were just purely written by hand. Try not to make any mistakes!

So what happens when your computer crashes?

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That’s what happened to me. First, the electricity went out. I was in the middle of edits on Jaguar Pride. I’m sure I wasn’t happy. I stared at the black screen for a moment, thinking that  surely the last words, well, not the VERY last words as they would have been lost, but most of the 2 hours of changes would have been saved as I have it set to save every minute, because of other cataclysmic occurrences like this one.

Surely. And then the electricity came back on and the saving of my mss was the least of my worries. My computer wouldn’t come back on. The blue light says it is, and I hear a tiny, little, itty bitty stirring sound like it’s trying to come on, very faintly, and that’s it. No computer. Just a blue light.

So I try everything. Check out the connections. Unplug everything. Replug everything. Try a different electric socket. Nada. Nothing. Zilch.

I dig out my laptop and pulled up my story, that thankfully, I had saved on my external hard drive, and so, I had some of it. Do you know how much I can type in a minute? Maybe I need to save every 15 seconds.

*sigh*

I tried several things all over again, still no success with the computer. So now I have to take it into the shop. And hope that the verdict isn’t too bad.

But if I’d had to, I would have been writing the old, old way… by hand. Because the show… or … the story must go on!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male!”
www.terryspear.com

Ever Feel Discombobulated?

Ever have a routine–sit in the same seat wherever you go–at church, in school, on the bus, at work, or park in your parking space, and then someone has the disquieting nerve to come along and take YOUR seat or your spot in life, and you have to go somewhere else???

You can be obnoxious about it, or uhm, all alpha wolf, and get your regular seat, or you can be discombobulated and sit somewhere else.

I was presenting a workshop once where the other author had been scheduled for MY room. She had 2-hours and they hadn’t realized it. So the hotel made a spot for me in some off the wall room and the only people who showed up were the three who wanted to listen to my lecture that were standing there when the lady wouldn’t give up the room. Anyone who came a little late to the party had no clue where I was, no signs, no notification. We had a very nice one-on-one type of situation, and it didn’t bother me at all. Well, except for the initial, why isn’t she closing her talk down like ten minutes ago so I could get on with my talk???

So different scenario, but that’s me. My computer went out on me AGAIN on Monday night, couldn’t get it started on Tuesday, so I’m working on my laptop, having to remember all my passwords to get into stuff that I normally access throughout the day. I’m having to sit elsewhere instead of my normal spot. I’m having to find stuff that normally is right at my fingertips. And so…. I feel like that person who has lost their seat to someone else, and has to sit in unfamiliar surroundings.

Even wolves have a routine. They mark their territory, have routes they take, boundaries with each other. If one thing is out of place, it’s a cause for alarm.

I’m trying to get back to working on my laptop, because I can’t go 3 days without writing. Deadline’s looming, no time for being discombobulated.

Do you ever get that way? Have your day all planned out and then, someone or something throws you all off kilter???

polar bear clarity (800x533)

Have a great Wednesday!!!! This is me… wanting to be a bear tucked away in it’s cave. 🙂 Until everything is again right with the world. 🙂

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy IS reality.”
www.terryspear.com