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Bears and Writing on the Move

All three Santa Bars and the Little Drummer Bear are going to their new homes on Monday!

Today, I’ll be finishing up Celeste Angel Bear, just finished a Purplelicious, and need to make two Santa bags filled with toys for the Santa Bears and then I’m sending them all off on Monday.

I have to deal with the IRS on Monday too. That’s the result of moving three years ago. They have to make sure I am who I am. A total pain for me, but it’s a safeguard too.

And, woohoo, I’m 2,000 into the story!!!! I started out with a murder victim, but my editor always gets after me for having a high body count in a Christmas story. So, *sigh*, I changed it so the person is just unconscious. It works, gives more drama to the story really. Then I thought I needed to change it to the heroine’s pov before she learns the ex-boyfriend has been attacked. New boyfriend is the sheriff and he learns the injured guy is the ex-boyfriend. Now, wolves are territorial, so this isn’t going to sit well with him. There will be a body count. I can’t help it. I write mystery, romantic suspense, and bodies just end up happening.

But you see, the beginning is never the beginning. And probably, as I learn more about the characters and the issues at hand, it will change again. No problem! Whatever makes for the best story is how it has to be.

Now that I’ve gotten back into the regimen for writing 2,000 words a day, there’s no slacking off!

I still have the head cold, but I took the shingles vaccine, 2nd shot, since it’s nearly six months that I took the initial. I was getting over strep throat that time–the problem with taking care of my grandbaby, who picks up everything. Anyway, this vaccine makes my muscles ache and I feel like I have the flu. I keep telling myself that this too shall pass. If you get the vaccine, be sure to get Shingrix, the latest version that has a much higher protection rate. The pharmacist told me that she had the older version and she’s had shingles twice. Others have told me the same. Her brother, who works for the CDC, said that she really needed to get the new one. My clinic only gives out the old version still, so if you get it, be sure you get the newer version. I had to go to my grocery store to get the new one, but you can get them at drugstores, Walmart and some grocery store pharmacies. Supposedly, there’s a shortage of it, but not at my grocery store. Probably, people don’t know it’s available there.

The effects of the vaccine and the hanging-on cold are not stopping me from getting a lot done, though I sort of vegetated for half a day yesterday after I got my word count because I had absolutely no energy and ached all over! But the rest of the afternoon, I worked on bear orders.

Okay, I’m off to work on word count!! Have a wonderful day!!!!

Terry

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More Bears and Characters are Playing out Their Scenes without You!

I missed my blog yesterday! I kept meaning to do it, but you know some days you’ve just got to get a million things done, and you call a place, are put on hold (forever), leave messages for another that never get answered, have to run errands and time is running out, and somehow in all that, I forgot to get the blog done first thing.

So today, first thing on the schedule, blog, and WordPress won’t upload the page. *sigh*

I have two angel bears I’m working on. One’s sold. Purplelicious–have two of those. One sold. Butterscotch is an order, and Pink Powder Puff bear (brand new fabric) is available.

Okay, I’m off to write. I began Silver Town Wolf Christmas, and today I have to get back to my word count goals. I’ll be finishing up one of the Purplelicious bears for an order, a panda and a Celtic Clan Bear are nearly done, and I’m nearly finished with another angel bear. See???? A little (a lot, who is she kidding???) of perseverance and WORK and it gets done!

I just had another order for a wizard bear too.

The same goes for writing!!! It doesn’t get done unless…hold that thought! The characters are playing out their own scene without me again.

Talk later! Have a super wonderful weekend!!!

Terry

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More Teddy Bears and Zinnia!


More bears finished! The Butterscotch Bear with the white paws is sold. Most likely one with the suede paws also, and the white bear. I still have four more bears I’m working on. I was missing ears for another Butterscotch Bear so he was delayed. Otherwise he’s done. And I’m still finishing a panda and another white bear. Plus, I picked up a pretty Pink Cotton Candy Bear fabric the other day, so I’m making it. Brand new fur.

Baby did sleep for two hours twice yesterday. Yay! So I managed to do a little sewing for one of the hours.

Also pictured: Giant zinnia in three colors, and pretty pom-pom coral zinnia. I have to go out and check out the beauty of the flowers while they are still beautiful! Despite the humid heat.

And…I’m still mulling over the new book. I’m getting closer to an idea. Some writers are fortunate to have dreams where their stories are revealed. Me? I have bizarre nightmares that make me think I’m on illegal psychotropic drugs.

I’m off to a dental appointment. ugh.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry

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Max and the Squirrel

Could be a book title, don’t you think? lol

Anyway, Max is in hunting mode. The squirrel is in taunting mode. Of my two havanese, Max is the real hunter. Tanner will give chase, but he is easily bored. Max–he’ll wait, and wait, and wait. As you can see he went from jumping mode to sitting, but all his concentration is on the squirrel no matter what his posture. He finally jumped at the tree to make the squirrel run back up it and then turned to me and joined me as if to say he showed the squirrel and he’s done with the game.

Life is a story.

I finished another panda bear! Need to take a picture of it and ship it off this morning. Picked up an order for a Munro Clan Bear. Still trying to figure out how to start Silver Town Wolf Christmas….what the issues are, etc!

Still fighting this awful cold too…. Yesterday, I felt so miserable, I just couldn’t get into anything. Then finally I was feeling a little better and was able to finish the one panda, work on the other, but still have a ways to go on it.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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Erquhart Clan Bear and the Wild One

I just received an order for the last panda bear I’m working on, and a Munro Clan Bear. I’ll be shipping these today–Wild One has a trip all the way Down Under! So I have two pandas to finish, a Munro Clan Bear, and I’ll be working on three Steampunk Bears and two Angel Bears.

I’m off to work. Still trying to figure out how to start the Silver Town Wolf Christmas book. Since the hero and heroine have a dating history, fans will expect them to be together. But that means no conflict, so I need to create some kind of conflict that will test their relationship.

Have a super day!!!

Terry

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Before…After…More Teddy Bears to Come!

The cart full of teddy bear parts miraculously turned into a bunch of finished bears! Still working on more of them, but they’re getting there! The two pandas are on their way to their homes, another two are in progress–the one is sold, and Wild One Bear (the hot pink and purple and orange) sold and she is on her way to Australia as soon as I embroider her paws.

I spent most of yesterday re-reading SEAL Wolf Surrender, catching more discrepancies, and I have 60 pages to go. Hope to be finished with it before baby gets here at 11:30. I hoped to ship the other panda by then too, but I don’t think I’ll have time. And I have to do the marketing materials for this book: short synopsis, long synopsis, cover ideas, etc. I’ll try to do that after baby goes home tonight. Sunday, I need to finish the other panda bear and then ship her on Monday, so I’ll probably just ship the other one then too. 🙂 Still waiting on Tartan fabric from Scotland to finish another order.

I’ll be working on a couple of angel bears and a couple of steampunk bears too. I’m nearly done with making the bears for the steampunk costumes, then have to create the outfits. The angel bears are still in process.

Off to finish reading the book!! Hope your weekend is filled with fun things to do too!

Terry

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Teddy Bears on Parade

While I was at IKEA, I found a fur pillow cover that is perfect for displaying the bears on. I usually use a dining table place mat and try to match it up with the bear, but a white fur showcases the bears better. And no trying out what will match up with the bear!

I have 4 pandas I’m working on, one with crushed velvet that sold also, the one pictured is sold, and I need to add the hand-embroidered paws, and another sold. She’s waiting to see what the velvet paws look like. Everybody else in the line up is available, and I still have 12 more bears I’m working on. Top Chocolate bear, Brown Sugar, Sherbet Bear, and the Wild One (bright pink and purple), Wee Willy (bottom left) are all $29 plus shipping.  They are all plush. Miss Lily (ivory mohair), and Marigold (gold mohair) are $45. Pandas are $35.

Okay, I have a hugely busy schedule for the next few days, so not sure how much of anything I’m going to get done. Yes, babysitting. 🙂 But I’m hopeful I’ll still get some writing done. I’ve been brainstorming with one of my beta readers to come up with the heroine’s occupation for Cougar Magic, because their regular job can help make the character. So before I go much further on the story, it’s at 3,000 words, I need to figure that out.

We’re supposed to have severe thunderstorms for several days. Hope it’s all good rain and nothing else.

Have a super, delightful day!! I will be dreaming of teddy bears in my sleep!

Terry

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Before…After–Shop ‘Til You Drop

We were at IKEA for hours yesterday and baby started out all smiles, she had a ball, but by the end of the day, she crashed. Grandma had her walking, pushing her stroller, walking, and that place is huge and perfect for walking. Wore her out.

But I also got an organizer for making the bears! It really is making a difference. Instead of having them piled up on the couch were I was stuffing, attaching body parts, and sewing them, I have them organized by degree of doneness (author made up word).

Bottom basket had the bears with arms attached, middle unattached legs and ears, top, sewing and attachment tools. Before, I had them all in plastic buckets on the couch and I kept searching and searching for body parts. (Sounds like a murder thriller, doesn’t it?)

And I found butterscotch bear’s arm! lol But alas, one panda bear’s leg hadn’t been cut out, so I did that and was sewing heads on the machine and more legs this morning, and still need to cut out 4 more white bear heads. Puppies wanted out and I thought I’d better get this done before I forgot.

I’ll probably write some this morning. Still need to figure out how to start my next Silver Town wolf book.

Hope you have a lovely day!!!

Terry

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I Didn’t Do Anything Yesterday!

At least that’s the way I feel. I did get baby down for a 2 1/2 hour nap, and then a 1 1/2 hour nap, worked all day on Cougar Magic cover, when I could. It’s book 6 in the series.

I cut out the rest of 15 bears this morning. the ten I’d finished cutting out yesterday. And I did set up the folder for the new silver book, the new cougar book, the new Woodland Fae book and wrote 1500 words, and made the changes to Claiming the White Bear. So how can I see that as having done nothing?

Everything I’m working on is far from being done, that’s why! It’s all the beginning. I sewed on several of the bears, still need to sew up bear heads, and sew in the soles on some of the bear legs. But guess what?  I’m missing bear ears for Bubblegum Bear. Huh!

And somehow I’m missing a panda bear leg. (I cut out 4 of those bears and they have lots of extra pieces, eye patches and their body has 4 parts instead of 2) I’m hoping I find Bubblegum’s ears in the bottom of the box of bears-to-sew, and that the panda bear leg slipped in there also. But wait, I’m missing more! I had thought I’d cut out 4 heads for the panda bears and 2 for angel bears, all in white. I have all the gussets, the center piece on the top of the head that goes to the nose. Huh!

No big deal, really. But it means dragging out all the stuff again to cut out what I missed. Yet, it is ONLY the beginning. I have to turn bear parts inside out, sew ear ends together, attach legs and arms to bodies, stuff arms and legs, sew the ends up. Then come the heads. Trim face, eyes next. Do you hear that? Eyes first! Yes, when I’ve been doing a lot of bears and watching  a riveting TV show, I have been known to attach a head BEFORE I put in the eyes. I’ve been making them for many years, and I think I’ve done it 3 times. lol

So EYES first. Then attach the head, stuff the head, close the head, attach the ears and sew the nose. For the pandas, another step. I have to sew on the eye patches, but I have to insert eyes through the eye patches too. Trying to remind myself. I haven’t made them for a few years. lol

And then dresses for the angel bears, sash and bonnet for the clan bear, steampunk jackets, dresses and hats, and paws on the panda and Celtic bear need to be embroidered.

And I’m a long way from finishing any books because I’ve just started them. And that’s okay. I have to remind myself this all the time. In the beginning, it’s just the beginning. If I keep working at it, everything will get done.

Off to search for Bubblegum’s ears. I just have to have cut them out. lol And panda’s leg too. The heads? I probably goofed on it.

Have a great day where nothing has gone missing!!

Terry

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Trying to Get Baby to Sleep

I think sometimes it’s easier writing a whole novel.

Pictured: slug, toadstool–one of my readers said that her dad used to say that some are made for a fairy’s bed, and some for an umbrella. This one was definitely a fairy’s bed. And this is the tallest coneflower I have.

Okay, was cutting out bears, but still trying to put baby down for a nap. We took a walk in the heat, fed her, now she has a bottle, and….well, we’re still working on the closing eyes and falling asleep part. lol At least I have two white bears cut out, working on angel bears, one is sold, four pandas cut out, two are sold, two light purple, one sold. And working on cutting out five butterscotch bears, one for a steampunk that is sold.

Baby’s asleep! I knew I could do it!

Anyway, and I was working on the story idea for Stryker’s cougar story, need a shorter title than what I have, another story that will be a Highland medieval wolf shifter, Claiming the White Bear. I do that sometimes, work on different stories until I get an idea for the next book.

All right, I’m pinned to my desk, so need to figure out what to do until baby wakes up.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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