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When the Unexpected Happens and Messes up Your Goals…

Daylily, Stormy Weather, Spider Lily, Sunny Sunflower

I was sick, sick, sick yesterday and up all night the night before being sick, ugh. It didn’t work well for my writing. Though I did finish edits on Her Jaguar Protector the night before, and yesterday I managed to get 1/2 of my word count for the day.

Feeling much better today, and hope to catch up on my word count!

Which goes to prove that if you do more than you have scheduled, if you have an unscheduled interruption, you will still be mostly on track. 🙂

On the flowers, I planted the spider lilies this year, and didn’t know how they’d really look. They’re beautiful, exotic. The sunflowers come up from the birdseed. I just let them flower. The bees like them. And I missed taking a picture of a bee that was too cold to move, sitting on a chives flower yesterday morning. I was reading where that’s the best way to take a really good closeup shot. I checked this morning, but no bees. They’re around, but just didn’t find one resting anywhere.

Off to catch up on my writing!!! Have a flower-filled day!

Terry

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Even If I’m Knocked Down…

I rise up again in all my glory. Never give up, never surrender.

Keep your chin up, smile! It’s another day. 🙂

Terry Spear

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

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It’s Fun, but…

A mass of daylillies on our walk, zinnia from seed, just beginning to bloom, never tried them before, and a sunflower from seeds the birds dropped.

I love all the colorful flowers, but yesterday, I was digging up a lot of weeds, and my neighbor even came over and helped! I need to get more bark mulch to keep the weeds from coming back.

In the backyard, I’m digging up grass to create a new flowerbed. What a job. I’ve spent two days on it. Probably have three more days to go. Once it’s done though, it won’t be too much work. If I just weed periodically, it’s no problem.

In the end, is it worth it? You bet. Don’t you love the flowers?

It’s like grooming the dogs, or weeding out and fleshing out and making a story the best it can be. It takes work. But in the end, it’s totally worth it.

I should be “done” with The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf today. Yesterday, I spent the day home, instead of going to my daughter’s. Between the night before after I left her house at 6 pm and working until midnight and all day the next day until late last night, I wrote 12,000 words. It’s not because I had the time to do it, but because the scenes start to unfold, one right after another. 🙂  I have to remind myself when I’m trying to force the scenes to happen, it won’t happen. That I have to keep writing and writing and writing, and all of sudden, I have it. It’s there. Happening. Amazing.

Yet, it’s still not “done.” Once I type up this “last” scene I was finishing by hand late last night, I need to get descriptions of a couple of characters from another book to add. And then? It’s not done. The story is written. That’s the fantastic part!!! And then the reading and rereading begin. To make sure that moving things didn’t mess up the flow, that all the scenes are fleshed out. That it’s the most enjoyable read that it can be. And that I didn’t leave any loose ends.

Have a fun day…it might be work, but the results can be worth it.

Terry Spear

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

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Monday Vanished!

In a sea of edits.

Working on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place. and need to turn this in because edits are coming for SEAL Wolf Undercover, and need to finish White Wolf Christmas, which had to be put on hold.

Okay, so how many times do I need to tell the editor that YES, people can howl. Lift your chin and howl! Can you? Of course you can. Maybe not as wolfish as a wolf can, but you CAN howl. They have howl-ins at some wolf reserves! Wolf biologists have howled to gather packs. Believe me, they didn’t turn into wolves first to do it either. There was a guy wearing a wolf suit in New Orleans on a street corner playing “Werewolves of London” and howling every once in a while. And he was good. If wolves had been in the area….

At the wolf reserve near White Bear, one of the keepers there howled for us that night, trying to get the wolves to howl. They didn’t, but sometimes they would when she did it.

So it’s not just with my world, but in the REAL world, people can howl! lol They can bark and woof and….

So I’m on chapter 5, have 21 chapters, so as soon as I’m done with this, I’ll be back to White Wolf Christmas. 18,000 words left to go. I was editing what I’ve written on that too.

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closeup sunflower Tanner 900x600Okay, so ANY DAY now, right? lol Is this like a watched pot won’t boil?

Off to have a great edits day!

Hope you have a great one too!

Terry

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

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Will the New Sunflower Make It?

Timeline CoverI was trying to make a new FB timeline cover to show off the 5 free books right now with my publisher. I tried a neat forest background for wolves, you know, but it’s too busy with the busy covers.

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Only time will tell….

Have a super day!

Terry

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

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Having Fun with Colors

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I’m over halfway done on White Wolf Christmas! I need to begin working on the blog tour for A Very Jaguar Christmas next.

Have a happy TGIF!

Terry

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

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The Life of a Sunflower

Life of a Sunflower

Life of a Sunflower

Last night before I forgot to take some pictures of the sunflowers growing at the edge of my property I snapped some shots. The farmer was going to cut them down, but no, they propagate every year, I don’t have to plant or water them, and every year, they cheer me.

Here is the life of a sunflower in one shot–the brand new baby to the left, full of hope and enthusiasm, coming soon to spread his petals wide and capture the sun and share his joy, the middle one at old age that is just as beautiful as he begins to fade away, but is still colorful and interesting at his advanced age, fading, but not forgotten, and the middle aged flower in full bloom, glorying in the freedom and beauty he possesses. They will all leave seeds for their progeny to arise again.

And that is the life of a sunflower.

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Off to write! I had planned 4,000 words yesterday, but I was messing with ibooks again, and I ended up getting all 7 of the fae books up there. So that was neat. But I have another 30+ books to convert and upload, so this will take some time.

And I want to keep ahead of the game. I did get 2,000 words yesterday, and I only  planned 2,000 today, soooo, that means 4,000 today instead. I’ve been editing the book, which always means cutting and adding and cutting, so word count doesn’t grow as fast as writing new scenes. even so, only 22,000 to go! 🙂

Have a great TGIF!!!

I was so glad yesterday wasn’t it! I would have lost a day of writing! Hope yours is great!

Terry

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

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Morning Glories and the Butterfly

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Do you see it? With the golden cornstalks behind the ligustrum, the purple morning glories and the butterfly sipping from the flower?

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Drawing closer.

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A surreal picture of the butterfly, wings spread. Isn’t it cool? Oh, yeah, some would say it’s just a blurry butterfly. But to me, it’s beautiful.

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Do you see the beauty in the center of the golden cornstalks?

Okay, I’m off to work on more student lessons! And then it’s off to work on A Silver Wolf Christmas. I was ahead yesterday, which I’ll use today because of having to critique so many lessons. I had to water, which is the reason I saw the butterfly, then had to get the camera, and take pictures, and yes, any excuse, right??? And I haven’t started on proofing Jaguar Pride yet, but that’s next too. AND I’d love to work on more bears. I need more hours in a day! 🙂 <3

Do you ever feel that way?

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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Ready for a Castle Tour for Tuesday? And More Bears and Flowers!

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Sunny Sunflower on a Cloudy Day

If I’m not taking pictures, or making bears, or writing books, I’m getting ready to go to my Facebook Party for the release of Hero of a Highland Wolf!

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I will be taking everyone on a Crathes Castle and gardens in Scotland  tour this time. We couldn’t take pictures of the inside of the castle, but we could take pictures of the gardens from the castle, and then we paid also to visit the gardens and I have lots of those too. It was in October, and the fall colors and the flowers were in full bloom, and the grass was spectacularly green–just beautiful.

Castle below is Dunnottar.

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She’s now SOLD!
Suzie is a 15″ tall, original bear with white plush fur, tapestry paws, a felt poodle skirt and pink knit sweater dressed to go to the Soda Shoppe!  (one of a kind)

I love bears and sweaters, and I just bought these sweaters to go with bears, so if anyone wants one, they’re now available!

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Red and Green Snowman Sweater Bear

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Red Heart Sweater Bear

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Bright Orange Pumpkin Sweater Bear

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Blue and Beige Sweater Bear

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  Pale Blue Sweater Bear

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  Ivory Heart Sweater Bear

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  Aqua Sweater Bear

All of the 10 1/2″ fully jointed light brown plush bears are each $36 & $8 for shipping (US). For Overseas or elsewhere, check with me on shipping.  A name can be embroidered on a paw and birth date or flowers on the other paw for free.

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HERO OF A HIGHLAND WOLF

Author: Terry Spear

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Summary:

 

The MacQuarrie werewolf clan has overseen the Playfair family’s Farriage Castle for three centuries. So when a Playfair granddaughter from abroad inherits the estate, clan chief Grant MacQuarrie has to train her to manage it—and he’s not happy about having her in his way. Until the prim old lady he’s expecting turns out to be a sexy young wolf…

Colleen Playfair is excited and apprehensive about her new role at the castle, and she has big plans to change the way its run. But the stubborn Grant won’t make things easy, and she’s forced to turn to seduction to get her way…

 

 

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I have a million things to do today. I reached 53,000 on Call of the Cougar, 17,000 words to go. I will have my notebook with me and maybe can write some on the plane. Camera battery charged, new disk, I’m all set!

Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!

🙂 <3

 

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Dragonflies in Flight & the Dinner Out–the New Art of Conversation

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When I water, the dragonflies come buzzing around. But even when I don’t, they do. They must be really smart, unlike birds, and know that when I’m out, I might just be getting ready to water. The birds can’t figure out that if I’m out there, I might be bringing them food or water. Maybe that’s where they come up with the term bird brain? It is hard, well, for me, to catch a dragonfly in flight. They fly very fast, but I had fun capturing these images!

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I took some more pictures of the sunflowers. I love them. They remind me of my dad who had planted them so many years ago and once they are gone, I won’t see them for another year. I particularly loved this one, stretching out.

 

And a picture is worth a million words, don’t you think?

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Dinner Out–The Art of Conversation

🙂

And yes, while this was going on…I took the picture. 🙂

Okay, I’m back to writing. I only reached 11,000. I was working on setting up a Facebook party for next week for Her Highland Hero Release with some other Highland romance authors. After that, I’ll be doing a Hero of a Highland Wolf one, so stay tuned! And I contracted a narrator who is actually Scottish to do the narration for Her Highland Hero, so excited about that. 🙂

Back to writing!

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