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Easter and a Valentine’s Day Bear

I’m still going over issues my editor had with my book, but took a break to play with bears. And shipped the other bear I had for an order. Today, I’ll be continuing to work on the edits. I worked on Claiming the White Bear edits from my first beta reader too.

I need to get started on the new wolf book too though. I still need to figure out the characters.

Who are they really? The fun with having a new sub-series, even though it’s still in Silver Town, and that’s an established wolf series, these characters are all new, so it will be fun to start fresh. Blank slates. Babes in the woods.

So what kind of characters should they be? What dark pasts? Secrets? What are their goals? What motivates them toward that goal? What makes it so pressing? Without urgency, there isn’t a story. What conflicts can I throw in their path? The Wolff brothers and sisters run the ski lodge, so they have occupations. But what about the heroine who shows up? What does she do?

With the brothers and sisters, what makes each of them perfectly unique? I might not have the sisters show up right away. Overpopulating stories with characters can make it hard for readers to keep up.

Those are things I keep pondering, until I finally just start writing.

I’m off to work on edits. Have a super great TGIF!!!

Terry

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Innocent or Guilty?

Fog Early in the Morning

My daughter, a dietician for one of the school districts, was telling me a story about what happened at her work one day. You have to be let into the building. You can’t just walk in, but they pretty much let anyone in who buzzes because parents have to come in to fill out dietary plans and such for stuff at the school district. And their cafe is open to anyone.

So one day, they let in a possible knife-wielding murderer.

This is how the story goes: Man is buzzed in and he hurries to the men’s room. He’s in there for 40 minutes, and they know something’s not right. They send in the only man in their department to check it out. The guy is shirtless, wet from washing his chest and hands. And when the staff member asked why he was there, he said he was hiding.

Now, they hadn’t heard the news that a police bulletin for a knife-wielding murderer had just gone out, not until after the staff member said he couldn’t stay there. He was thinking the guy was hiding from bad guys, not that he could be hiding from police. But after they learned they were looking for a man who had committed murder, they called the police and gave a statement.

Story idea for fiction from real life?

When I worked at the library, we had a man rush inside and then “hide” between books, pretending to be reading. The police came in right after that and asked if I’d seen a man fitting his description. Luckily, I had, and they arrested him. I don’t know what for, but you just never know when you might find trouble at a job where you never thought you might! And it can make for great fiction!

Okay, so I did get all my promo blogs done, and the bear done, but my editor sent a note that she didn’t like my ghosts in the last book I turned in. She’s lucky she didn’t see it when I had 12 other ghosts in the story, but I took those out before she even saw it. lol

I even had a really neat grizzly shifter in one of my stories, but I figured she might not like it so I took him out. I still loved those scenes. I’ll have to write a book with him in it later.

Little White Bear for a Wedding Gift

I had baby all day, so hadn’t had time to really read my editor’s notes…but one change can mean rewriting the whole book. And I like the way I wrote it. It’s one thing if you write a book that needs to be rewritten because it doesn’t make sense or has major flaws. Another, if someone just doesn’t like something. My editor doesn’t like ghosts or psychics.


So I’m off to look it over and see what needs to be done about it. On my indie books, I don’t have issues like that. My readers love them. Thankfully!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!! I’m determined to have one too!

Terry

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

If you celebrate, enjoy!!

If not, enjoy your day! I’m off to have some fun and feasting with family.

I finished editing Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays and turned it in, and I finished proofing Darkland Elf. Wish I had time to publish, but too much other stuff going on for the holidays!

Have a wonderful day!

Terry

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Bears and No Writing!

I shipped off bears and books yesterday and then??? I still couldn’t think of where to go with my novella, so I didn’t. Go. Anywhere. With. It. That’s okay. I had to think about it. And I’ve been trying to come up with a good reason the bad guys were after her.

Now I have it and baby’s coming. “Sigh” But I did finish making up three more bears, the two above and a brand new wild olive green bear, picture coming.

We had thunderstorms yesterday, really needed the rain! More possibly today and tomorrow and the next day.

Okay, so do you ever get organized and still can’t find anything? Raising hand.

Have a great day!!!

Terry
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Halloween and Thanksgiving and Christmas

Many moons ago, that’s like in werewolf language, I started making bears. And I began going to craft shows and to the Dallas Market Center to sell them and learned that you had to start creating seasonal bears really early for market. The same with writing seasonal work. I used to sell romances to the romance magazines and for all the short stories I wrote, most were seasonal and had to be written months in advance.

So I was looking for my decorations for fall and Halloween and I don’t even want to think about Christmas, yet, my Christmas story: Silver Wolves Making Spirits Bright is back from my last beta reader–yay! And so that’s the first thing I’m working on this morning so I can send the mss off to my publisher.  That book will come out next year around September.

I’m also making one final Halloween bear, and I want to get started on an old world Santa. I’ve sold the last 3 I had. I have cloaks for two started, I think. And I need to make the bears. Then I’m thinking, great, I’ve got to find my Christmas decorations I can use for display. lol I do not want to bring out Christmas decorations yet.

I finished two more bears and need to ship them and some books today, but I have 3 more bear orders to complete. Once I finish the edits on Silver Town wolves, I need to return to the novella Day of the Wolf. I completely rewrote the 4,000-word start, to have a completely new hero, and the heroine is now from Silver Town, and not the outsider. Now it’s up to 5,000, but it needs to reach 20-25,000 minimum. With baby here, I managed to edit it, and that was about it. So today, other than shipping bears and books, I planned to concentrate on Day of the Wolf, until I got the beta reader’s edits for Silver Town.

See how that works?  Best laid plans…

Off to get started! Have a wonderfully fun and exciting day!!!

Terry
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Done! Done! Done!

Scotland the Brave Tartan Bear, Count Pandula (Sold),  Sunflower Bear (Sold), Wendy Witch Bear (Sold)

I always feel great when I have accomplished something! And lots of somethings! I tried to post my blog yesterday, but couldn’t . WordPress wouldn’t come up. Then I had some updates to Windows, Adobe, and I think it would have come up then. Everything was so sluggish before that, I could barely type on my manuscript or do anything without everything hanging up, freezing. Once I did all the updates and restarted my computer, everything was working. But it was so late in the day, I didn’t think it was worth it to blog. I have to remind myself when everything is acting up so badly, shut things down! And start over.

I also finished Cougar Magic! It’s off to my first beta reader. Now, I’m excited about a new development. I’ll be writing a brand new novella for the 10th anniversary of Destiny of the Wolf, the hugely popular Silver Town wolves series. I have a character in mind, someone who won’t impact on everyone else because I’ve written so many of the books in the series since then, it can’t change the world. But I also need to figure out a wildly exciting idea for the character so I can be off and running. He’s a nurse at the clinic of the wolf-run town. Keeps to himself. That’s the way I’d written him in the original book. So why does he keep to himself? What is his big secret? And who is the mystery woman who comes into his life and turns his whole world upside down?

In the meantime, I’m working on more bear orders–have to finish a few of the bears I’ve made (embroider paws), and am finishing up some more bears just to have on hand. I worked on Claiming the White Bear last night too–remember I left two little polar bear cubs on an ice floe? Well, I wrote about 1,000 words last night to add to that story today. But I need to get that novella started and finished in a hurry, so my publisher can edit it and then include it in the book. That has priority today and for the next couple of weeks. I finished my 2nd beta reader’s edits on Silver Wolves Making Spirits Bright yesterday also. I just am waiting for the last beta reader’s edits and then I’ll be sending it to my publisher.

I love it when I can’t get some things done. Right now, I have a growing list of bear orders, and my book deadlines are ever present, so it’s really nice when I can check them off my list.

I’m off to work! Have a lovely, fun-filled, productive day!

Terry
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Wizard Bear and Halloween Bear!

They are off to their forever home! I’ve got to reread SEAL Wolf Undercover one more time and then turn it in! I was up until midnight working on the bears, finishing SEAL Wolf changes, and felt great! I couldn’t go to sleep so I started working on the long synopsis for Silver Town Wolf Christmas and that did it! Out like a light. lol

Just got a paragraph. lol

Off and running! Have a super, wonderful, stupendous day!!!

Terry

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Thanksgiving Bears

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I was asked if I had a Thanksgiving bear because several of my teddy bear enthusiasts decorate for all the holidays with my teddy bears. So these are two that I made for the Thanksgiving holidays. My teddy bear orders are stacking up (Halloween bear, new baby bear, wizard bear, Steampunk bear, panda bear with tartan sash and bonnet, butterscotch bear with tartan sash and bonnet, and a larger size bear), but I finished Silver Town, and now I’m working on first edits on SEAL Wolf Surrender and I have several promo blogs to do for A Billionaire Wolf for Christmas. It’s releasing October. I’m halfway through on edits for SEAL Wolf Surrender, so hope I can finish that today and turn it in tomorrow then do the promo blogs, and begin working on bears. And then I’m shuffling between Claiming the White Bear and Stryker’s Cougar story.

Oh, and Flo Featherspoon Steampunk Bear is off to her forever home.

With reading and doing edits, I walked 5 miles yesterday!

Okay, I’m off to edit and exercise! We had a 107 degree heat index yesterday. I’ll be so glad when it starts to cool down! But we can have another month of heat…so I need to think of snow and fall and winter and ice and cold… We’ve been having thunderstorms, some off in the distance, thunder rumbling, huge thunderheads, and no rain.

Hope your day is just the way you like it! Have a great one!

Terry

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Happy 4th!! & Organizing the Clutter!

Okay, so why didn’t I schedule a day off from writing for the holiday????? I’ll be having a barbecue at my daughter and SIL’s and we’ll watch a movie later this afternoon. Baby will be in the wading pool, so I’ll try and take pictures.

Besides needing to get word count (at 8,000 already!!!–see it adds up when I just sit my patootie down and write), I’ve been majorly overhauling my bear materials’ bins. Moving is a great way to clean out stuff. BUT, it also meant that I was way behind on book deadlines and had more bear orders I was trying to finish up, organize the house, etc, etc, etc, and 2 1/2 years later, I’m finally making some of my dressed bears. Which means constantly searching through big opaque plastic tubs for materials.

Sooooooo, I have been organizing, and organizing, and organizing, and I really love doing that!!! Because now I can really find stuff! Woohoo!!! And I don’t have to buy more stuff, thinking I don’t already have it. Or…I need to order stuff, now realizing I’m getting short on supplies.

Now, before I moved, I had cut out dragon wizard cloaks, top halves, but in the move and shoving everything away in boxes (it was a total nightmare at the very end as I was running out of time), I decided it was time to make up the cloaks and guess what???? Missing cloak halves. Naturally. Some I have the full sets on. Yay! So as I go through and continue to organize, hopefully I’ll find the other pieces!

I finished 3 Steampunk Bears. Flo Featherspoon is sold. Patriotic Patrick was sold. He’s my 4th of July Bear! The other two are $69 each. Each is completely unique and comes with a working miniature pocket watch.

Okay, off to write and organize. It’s pouring out. Yay! We so needed the rain.

Hope your day is great!!! Happy 4th!! Mine is getting more clutter free. Yay!

Terry

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Best Laid Plans…

These little bears are off to their new homes today.

I’m shipping 8 bears now, and I have to jump on my writing as soon as I get home because my daughter asked if I’d pick up the baby at daycare as she won’t be getting out in time from work.  Sooo, it’s already been a really hectic day after spending an hour on the phone with the IRS.

The babysitting is unscheduled, which means this afternoon I won’t get anything done.

I’ve been doing better at writing first thing in the morning and then working on bears. I have 4,000 words on the story and counting. My dad always said to get your work done first before you play (for us, that meant schoolwork), and it really is a good work ethic. I feel better doing the writing first, and then if I have time, I’ll get back to writing. I haven’t had time with all the bear orders though! But once they slow down, I’ll have time to write more in the afternoon.

Off to ship bears!! Have a fun-filled day!!!

Terry

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