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Do Something Different Today

Remember when I said Be Yourself?

Don’t be yourself today, or this weekend, or next week.

Get out of your rut. Spread your wings. Try something different today. New meal. Eat out, when you don’t ever. Go see a movie. Smell the roses. Seriously. Watch a bee working busily on the flowers.

Or…capture the sight of water droplets suspended in air.

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How cool is that? I didn’t have my camera with me, just my phone, and I saw it on the way to the mailbox and thought, now, how interesting! The sun was shining brightly, bouncing off the myriad of water droplets and I figured, I’ll take the picture on the way back. Of course, this time I had a whole bunch of packages and mail when I never do, so I was juggling all that while taking a picture.

Word of advice to self, take the picture FIRST.

But no matter what, take it. Because you might never see it again.

I was baby cuddling most of the afternoon until evening, typing one-handed as I could, then went home and worked on my story, and caught up some more. I have to find baby clothes for sleeping that are warmer than she’s wearing. She’s getting too cold at night, so shopping trip first thing this morning. We live in a hot place, but even last night, no AC or anything, I was freezing at my own place. And you can’t put blankets on babies for fear of suffocation. HOPEFULLY, the local store will have something warm for her to wear or I’ll have to order and it will take a few days to get here!

I got her this one, but they’re afraid of the hood on her at night. so something like this without a hood. 🙂

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So today, don’t be yourself. Jump out of your comfort zone and do something different.

If you love to photograph, take a picture of something you normally wouldn’t do.  A writer, write something short–flash fiction, something you’ve never done before.

A reader? Read a kind of book you might think would never appeal.

I loved an author’s English romances, don’t recall the period of time she wrote for, but when I ran out of her books, she had some American western romance, and I balked at reading them. I just told myself I wasn’t in the mood. So I finally gave in. Don’t you love writers who, no matter what they write, snag your attention and you fall in love with their characters? And I did. And read all her western historical romances too.

So let yourself be free and be…your NEW self.

And enjoy!

Terry

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

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Photographing Subjects–I Can’t Decide

Some photographers are really excellent landscape photographers, or they do fantastic portraits, or animal shots, or macro shots, or…well, the list goes on. And then there’s me.

Like reading, like writing, like photographing, I love everything. I love to see the beauty in all photos no matter what subject a particular photographer loves to create. I can’t draw worth a darn, but when I played around with it, landscapes were my thing.

Crathes Castle Trees like soldiers standing tall and straight--shot from Crathes Castle upper floor window

Crathes Castle Trees like soldiers standing tall and straight–a narrow blanket of golden leaves leaving a marching trail beneath them–shot from Crathes Castle upper floor window

But in photography, I love it all. The same with writing. I love to create Highland medieval romances, and English medieval romances, and wolf, jaguar, cougar and bear shifter romances, and psychic romances, and vampire romances, and romantic suspenses, as long as they have romance, mystery, intrigue, adventure, humor, and most have a body count.

My editor on my wolf stories said of my second book, “Your body count has gone way up.” That was my most successful book for a long time. lol

In my third book, I tried to be nice. Fewer dead bodies. Wasn’t half as successful. 🙂

But I love doing a mix of things. I couldn’t imagine not trying to capture a bee on a flower or a water droplet on a rose petal or a line of thunderclouds or a cougar close up or the vines growing on a castle wall or the North Sea pounding at the shore line beneath a Scottish castle or fall colors anywhere (because we don’t have much of it here), if I have the chance to do it.

Raindrops on a shrub at Crathes Castle

Raindrops on a shrub at Crathes Castle

Water droplets on a plant at Crathes Castle

Water droplets on a plant at Crathes Castle

I love to capture life as I see it both in my writing and my photography, and so I guess that makes me eclectic. Maybe eccentric. But happy too.

Ancient stone wall, black and white cows, fall colors

Ancient stone wall, black and white cows, fall colors–Scotland

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Shaggy Highland Cow and Fall colors reflected in the glassy river

This scene with the black and white cows could be from anywhere, except for the ancient stone wall in front. Can you imagine the Highlanders who built this wall so many eons ago? Why they built it in the first place? What they were protecting? I loved the cows, the hint of color in the foggy forest, but the ancient wall covered with moss and lichen the most. I love history and for writing and reading, I love it the most also.

I started writing jaguar Christmas, and I have the first 1,000 words! 79,000 to go! 🙂

Have a great day!

Terry

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears.com