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Sunrise on a New Day

 

Baby is on her way, but just wanted to say, still having trouble with Apple. It’s the keychain thing, which means I can’t access iTunes Producer, and no iBook for Cougar Magic until I get it resolved. But, I did finish the proofing of the print book for Cougar Magic, and it’s under review now!

It’s actually cool this morning! Won’t last, but what a nice change!

I’m going to try and write something on Woodland Fae, if I can today, which will be published next.

Have a great day!!! I’m off to play with baby first.

Terry
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Can Music Jumpstart Your Muse?

 

Absolutely! For just about anything, or take you away from the drudgery of what you’re doing, carrying you away to some other fantastical world. But boy can it be jarring too, if it’s not the right music for the job. On the other hand, what works for one, might not work for another.

I pay my neighbor to mow my yard and he was listening to music while he was weedeating. He said he would never do yard work again without listening to it. It carries you away, you see, from that hot, menial task.

You’ve probably watched a movie that has the most beautiful musical score and it carries you right into the world with no problem. And then the worst ever musical score that pulls you right out of the story because it doesn’t suit the mood at all.

 

Storms and sunset and clouds and sunrise.

I had been listening to Halo (game theme music), and Game of Thrones. I listen to a lot of movie scores like Bourne Identity, etc, for the thrill of the chase. But someone was telling me for his work, photo composition, he listens to Youtube game music. And so I found the one he was listening to, and it was beautiful. So I’ve been switching music for background music and it helps me to write.

I’ve been listening to Skyrim because it lasts for 10 hours and I don’t have to keep starting another hour-long song. I write all day, so it helps. It’s relaxing, not great for exercising to though. So when I want something that has more of a beat while I’m editing, I just look at the sidebar and pull up some other song. One that came up was a chilling space kind of music and it had a pretty good beat so I could exercise and read to edit at the same time.

This is the 10-hour long, relaxing music. This is more suitable for mystery, mystics, magic, and otherworldly, rather than driving conflict, like I usually write. But I still love it.

One cover artist mentioned some music that really gets her in the mood for a certain kind of cover. I listened to it and it was the most jarring, bone rattling, chalk screeching music I’ve ever heard. I’d be running for the hills to get away from it. So you have to find the music that works for you!

Do you listen to music when you work and play?

Terry

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Fog and Sunrise…and…the Fae

Okay, so I’m taking pictures of the fog, right? And like I said before, I figured the colors were muted because of the early morning hour, but then I took a picture of a mossy rock and it was all black and white, and I knew something was wrong. Well, the fae were messing with me!

The settings were changed and so when I reset it to manual, voila! We were no longer in Kansas, but in the Land of Oz! Full color at sunrise on a foggy day on Lake Superior.

Hope you have a great day! We’re off to see the wolves!

Terry

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Way Past Time to Start the Day!!!

Sunrise, moon at sunrise, and first tomatoes from the garden!

Work is piling up, and it won’t go away….until I do something about it.

I need to make a list and then I won’t be fretting about it…so much.

  1. Write this blog.
  2. Write a blog for Fresh Fiction.
  3. Type up notes for SEAL Wolf Surrender. (yes, I often write by hand when I need to get away from the computer)
  4. Work on Jaguar edits.
  5. Pick up daughter from airport.
  6. Work some more on edits or SEAL Wolf Surrender. (I don’t want to get behind on the current story word count goals though. It’s inevitable when I have edits on another book.)

That’s it!!! Let’s see how much I get done! Have a great day!!!

Terry

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The Big Picture: It’s in the Details

I’m mulling over the next plot for a book. I finished Her Jaguar Protector, Howard’s story!!!! So SEAL Wolf Brock Greystoke is the twin brother of SEAL Wolf Vaughn Greystoke in SEAL Wolf Undercover. They’re cousins of Devlyn in Heart of the Wolf. Brock is a PI and it’s his story. Do I connect him with Devlyn and Bella’s pack? Move on and set it somewhere completely different? Who is the heroine? Her occupation? Their objectives? How do they meet?

I read an interesting article on combining titles from other books that can give you an idea of a title for your book. The problem is that my publisher often changes the title. I have one that fits the book–Her Jaguar Protector for the one I just finished. That’s his mission–to be her backup. And it’s a jaguar shifter story.  So I came up with SEAL Wolf Surrender for the next story. I always do better if I have a title, then work off that.

In writing, photography, and life, we examine things–look closer, stand back and observe from a distance, see the bigger picture.

I try to put myself in my characters’ shoes. You have to know what they’re thinking, how they’re feeling to be able to share with readers. In real life, how many times have you thought your friend or family member knows just what you’re thinking? Everyone should know that. You say something and they should know just what you mean. Because…well, you do! 🙂 <3

My beta reader informed me she got lost in a scene. Hmm, person asks a question, no follow through until later. So need to switch things around. Does this happen in real life? Absolutely. My daughter asks me something, and I’m thinking about something else we talked about and I mention something more and totally lose her. But in writing, we need to be clear. 🙂

With photography, what are we focusing on? What are we trying to share? What do we want viewers, readers, friends to take away from what we’ve shared?

In the pictures, I’m fascinated with the intricacies, the beauty and the detail of the chives flower. With the sunrise, the soft, silky light and dark and colors of the clouds in the sky, a huge backdrop against the ancient trees towering above. This is old forest, the trees having watched the wildlife living among them since the beginning when they were only sprouts in the forest floor. See, it’s not just a picture of a sunrise. It’s all about life and change and sameness.

Okay, now it’s time to get more rocks for the garden to border the new flowerbeds I put in. Am I making more work for myself? Probably. Then I’m back to mulling. One writer said to pull a noun out of a book. Just any noun, and write about it. Hmm, could writing a novel be that easy? Need to find me a noun.

Have a super day looking at the big picture and the smaller details of life.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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I’ve been struggling all morning with my computer to try and post this. First, WordPress wouldn’t come up to allow a post. And I’ve just had trouble with everything. I was having the same issues last night, so gave up on trying to post. So here ’tis!

It’s FREE!!! FREE!!! FREE!!!

I’m behind on my writing word count. Confession is good for the soul, right???? Okay, then come the excuses. This book came up free, and I was scrambling to get the word out. 🙂 I did manage 1600 words yesterday, but I’m editing, not writing whole new scenes, and that means the book is getting better, but it’s not growing by leaps and bounds like when I just write new scenes. So that’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

🙂 You’re allowed to make up stories too!

As soon as I post this, I’m off to catch up on other stuff and then write!!!

Sunrise this morning was so bright red/pink. Yesterday sunrise was light ribbons of pink. And last night a subtle warmth.

Thanks to everyone who has shared about the free book. My publisher gives away free books like NEVER, so it’s a big deal. This is for ebooks, only. Just to be clear!!! Wouldn’t it be great if they were print books too?

Have a wonderfully, fun and exciting and adventurous day–in a good way!

Terry
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Flight of the White Wolf! The RIGHT Video.

Flight of the White Wolf released!

It helps to showcase the right video!

This morning I was fighting with smoke detectors again. I counted them. Eight. That is total overkill. Between 10 ft tall ceilings and having so many of them, and they’re ridiculously close to each other, it’s hard to isolate them. I can’t just pull a battery out of the extra ones since they’re sneakily wired together. I had to stand in the hall forever, waiting for the culprit to beep again.

It’s like being on a stakeout. I’m stuck, unable to get anything done while I wait. And wait. And wait. Give up, go do something else, and it beeps. I would ignore it, but my puppies are so upset, they’re both wanting on my lap, and when I went to get the ladder, they were both cuddled together under my desk.

Three changed out…five more to go. I don’t want to change them all out at once, because you know what would happen. It’s been several months since the last one went out, and only about a week between two of them.

Yesterday was a really long babysitting day, then my daughter wanted a professional photo, so I did that. So….I didn’t make my word count from the day before, 600 words short, couldn’t make them up last night, and I need 2600 today, to get back on track.

Sunrise and roses! Beauty in nature.

Off to write! Have a rosy day!

Terry
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Christmas Lights and Sunrise

Beauty in lights…natural and manmade.

Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

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Sunrise in All It’s Beauty

Subtle, bold, sunrise is.

Have a wonderful day!

Terry

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The Hurrieder I Go…

…the behinder I get.

Well, not really. My problem is my days are filled with too much stuff. I decided I HAD to remove all the grass and weeds from my flowerbeds before Monday’s garbage. I’ve worked on it several days, and finally finished last night. Well, almost. Mostly. One flowerbed still has some work it needs. There are low-to-the-ground weeds that wouldn’t budge, so I need to either water them or get a small hand rake to dig at them. I dug up all the grass and the tall weeds.

And then I noticed, after I removed so many weeds, weed trees that were sprouting up, grass from the flowerbeds, omigosh, there are really flowers there. 🙂 So naturally, before the light was gone completely, I HAD to take pictures of them.

And I had a luncheon with ladies yesterday, and so that was about 4 hours out of my day. And I took a walk that morning and took pictures.

I took these with my phone, sunrise yesterday morning.

So I’m back to the book. I wrote 2,000 yesterday. So it’s not that I haven’t been writing. I just needed 4,000. lol  Which means, I need 4,000 today. *sigh*

Okay, have a great one!!! I have to write faster. 🙂 …or quit filling my days with everything else too!

Terry

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

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