I managed to make 22,000 on The Emerald Isle of Mists and I’m really getting ideas for it, nonstop, so that’s good. I will finish it! I wrote 1300 words just now, an idea I had that I didn’t want to lose. Yay!
I love it when that happens. I still have more to write, so I’m off to it.
My granddaughter was sick yesterday so we didn’t go to the post office to ship bears and books. I’ll do that today, but until then, I’m off to fight with the dark knights!
Have a fun and unstressful day! Fighting these creatures is wearing me out.
Truly, I need to write them in my sleep! I had a query from another reader about The Emerald Isle of Mists. I’ve started it but not very far along on it. It was meant to be a trilogy and I wrote the first two books and couldn’t sell them–back in the day when indie books didn’t exist. Can you even imagine a time like that?
When I first started writing, we could actually send our books to acquisition editors. But then things changed and the internet became a place to submit 3 chapters. Oh, soooo wonderful. No more typing out pages and making a ton of errors. I mean, I do on Word now, but that’s easy to fix, and fix, and fix. But typing on real paper was a different story. Then most publishers required submissions through agents. Why? Because they were getting SOOOOO many story submissions.
I ended up getting published by 3 publishers, 1 before they were even doing epubs. Then epubs came along. And long story longer…indie books were a thing where we could actually write and publish our own books on reputable book sites–Kobo, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Apple and Smashwords. And then we could even have our books narrated into audio books!!
So my two orphaned books in the trilogy: The Scepter of Salvation and The Magic of Inherian were available in ebook, print, and audio book! But Kersta’s story was constantly put on the back burner because of deadline books and readers wanting more fae, more bears, more cougars, more Highland medieval stories, wolves. I’ve had The Emerald Isle of Mists TBD (date to be determined) listed in my other books forever.
I’m working on it! I will finish it. Thanks to my readers who have been waiting for it for so many years.
I’m off to work on it. At 3,000 words. So far to go, but I’m going!
Finished the cover for His Wild Highland Lass for the audio book version. And I need to make the one for Dawn of the Jaguar.
Finished these two little bears. I finished the one when it was too late to go outside to take pictures so she got to sit on my Christmas tree. They’ll be going home soon for Christmas.
Have a Highland bear to make–Bruce–and I just received a query for another Starbright Midnight Delight bear.
I also managed to write a thousand words on the Highland book. I’m not sure what I will call it. Need to make up my mind. 🙂
And I’ve contracted 3 more books with Sourcebooks–Kayla Wolff’s story, Grant’s other Highland brother’s story for Christmas, and Roxie Wolff’s story for New Year’s. Now, Kayla and Grant’s brother’s stories are for 2023. I’ve written and turned in the books for 2022. And Roxie’s is 2024 in January or thereabouts.
But in the meantime, I’ll also be working on other stories around them!
I’ve also been doing the Oscraps Daily 12 Days of Christmas challenges.
I’m off to embroider Bruce’s paws and make his sash and bonnet! And type up my Highland story’s words too. And make the cover for the Dawn of the Jaguar audio book. It turned cold here. Yay! It feels great. It feels weird to be hot and muggy in December even early in the morning!
Paranormal stories aren’t just for Halloween! In this holiday romance, ski lodge owner Landon Wolff has to cope with an influx of wolf shifters in his town at Christmastime — but his wolfish instincts get turned to 11 when veterinarian Gabrielle Lowe comes to stay. If you prefer your holidays on the sexy side with hot guys who shapeshift into wolves, Jingle Bell Wolf is the perfect present for you.
Today bestselling author Terry Spear brings you the wolf shifters you’ve been wishing of for Christmas in this action-packed paranormal holiday romance!
It’s almost Christmas, and Florida gray wolf shifter and veterinarian Gabrielle Lowe has been talked into going with her friends to a ski resort in Silver Town, Colorado. But when her two jaguar girlfriends are held up on a mission, it not only leaves Gabrielle alone for the holidays, but also out of her element at the snowy resort. Determined to make the best of it, Gabrielle takes a dip in the lodge’s heated pool—after it’s closed, of course…
Gray wolf shifter Landon Wolff is part owner of the ski lodge and he’s got enough on his plate getting ready for the annual influx of Christmas visitors. The last thing he needs is a rebel, indulging in a midnight swim long after the pool is closed. Just as he’s about to throw the rule breaker out of the pool he realizes that Gabby is also a wolf. Suddenly, all the rules change… Maybe Landon will finally find the wolf he’s always wanted to share the holidays with.
I created the picture with Foxey Squirrels elements and background.
I redid all the print book covers for the demon series and they’re all available now. I finished working on a White Bear Series, book 3 novel, though it will be a while before I get to writing it. Sometimes having a cover gives me an idea. Now I want to redo the first two covers typography so they’re more uniform. 🙂
Right now I’m working on Bear in Mind, Grizzly Bear series, though if I get stuck, no telling what I’ll write on next. With all the bear orders I’m getting–I have another large Starbright Midnight Delight bear I’m working on for an order, and another Amethyst bear that I received an order for–that I need to concentrate on them because they’re Christmas presents and I want to make sure they get them in time.
I’ve promised for years to write the last book–Emerald Isle of Mists in the Magic of Inherian series and so it’s started, but not sure where to go with it. I think I have 2,000 words on it. I have 22,000 words on Bear in Mind. I wish the stories would just pop into my head and just fly through my fingertips and there, I have it! But it doesn’t work that way. I have to think! 🙂
The Blue and Pink Powder Puff bears need homes. The Rainbow and Amethyst Bears are SOLD. 🙂
I finished all 4 of these yesterday. Now the sold bears and another bear need their paws embroidered.
Shipping cost has gone way up since October, but I’m not charging for it. Hopefully, it will go back down in January–like they said it would. Even shipping a book costs $2.00 more per book in the US. It’s awful. And prohibitive to send Overseas. Even shipping to Canada is outrageous! I shipped an audiobook to a fan before this surcharge went into place and it was astronomical! I’ll have to send books in January, hoping that it will have gone back down in price.
Hope you all have a great day! I’m off to revise the print versions of the demon guardian series. I just had to get these bears done first.
Teaching little one to hand sew a bear. Just so you all know, I put the needle in where I need it and she pulls it out the rest of the way. She was also helping me to tighten the bolt and nut joints on the jointed arms and legs, and stuffing them. She LOVES helping me to put things together where she can tighten bolts and nuts and such. A lot of the bear work is done on the machine, but then certain parts need to be hand sewn. This is an ear that I need to sew the end of before it is hand sewn on the head.
I learned how to do all this on my own because my mother didn’t care to sew. She had a lousy Kenmore machine that constantly messed up any sewing she attempted, so it was understandable. When I was in home economics in junior high, I learned to sew on a Singer and I was sold. But way before that, I was hooking rugs, and embroidering pictures. I loved creating handcrafted works of art like that. Eventually, I began creating the bears. Before that, I made dolls and bunnies.
Working on 4 little bears here. Two are for bear orders–the rainbow and the amethyst. The pink and the blue will have to find homes next!
I’m off to ship autographed books to my friend who sends them to troops Overseas during the holidays. And I have a birthday bear I need to ship today and sending two of the first book in the wolf series to get them started!