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I’m Free!

photo of thunderstorm
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Free! Free! I’m free! Until I pick up little one at school. It’s thundering and pouring rain, just the way I love it. Except for the flooded streets. You would think they could engineer things better so that the streets wouldn’t flood like that. Cutting costs? I’m sure of it.

But because of the rain and thunder, that meant taking Max out on leash. He got soaked, and so did I, before he did his duty, resigned to Mommy keeping him out in the rain until he did it. Now, I told him that if he’d just gone and done his business like Tanner had done, he wouldn’t have had to get that wet. Does he listen to me? No.

As I was driving home in the pouring rain, I saw 8 great white herons at one of the ponds and instantly, I wanted to take pictures of them. In the lightning and rain, sure. *sigh* And it’s going to rain all day, so no chance of going there in a bit to try and do it. So much fun.

But right now, I have the whole day to myself, except for picking up little one and dropping her off at home. We had fun though all day. Read Highlights Magazine for little ones, read books, tried to put Max in her bed and he was happy to be with her and she was falling asleep, but then if I left, he wanted to come with me. After trying until 9 pm, I gave up and took her to bed with me and Max lost out and had to sleep in his crate. Tanner loves sleeping in his crate. He’d prefer that to a soft bed. Silly dog.

Last night I wanted to take the dogs out one last time for the night and I told little one to shut the door so the mosquitoes didn’t fly into the house and eat us all up. So she did. And. Locked. The. Door. And couldn’t get it unlocked. This will have to go into a story for sure. Grandma’s out in the dark with two dogs, all three of us wanting to go inside and little one is screaming and crying and struggling to unlock the door. I’m thinking, I have no cell phone, and even if I walked to my neighbor’s house to use their phone, I don’t have my daughter’s phone memorized. The hazard of touching a screen and the number is magically called. Little one wouldn’t know how to call her mother, another thought I had. And I wasn’t even sure where my phone was. In the mail bag, but I usually didn’t throw it in there.

I calmly told her to bring her stepstool over to the door and try the lock. I figured if she was higher, she’d have more leverage, and it worked. Then I had to comfort a sobbing child, hoping she wouldn’t do that again. But when I was going to sleep last night, I had a thought. If she locks me out by accident again, and if the stool trick doesn’t work, she can unlock the front door and I told her this morning about that, and I’d run around to the front door as fast as I could.

She’s done that to me at her parents’ house, and her dad has locked me out, or her mother, a time or two, but at least they’re adults and can come around and get in with the security code.

And the TV went out completely when I got home with her, so we had to do other creative things to pass the time. Which means no TV for me either and maybe I’ll get more writing done at night too.

Right now, I have the whole day to myself, except for picking up little one and dropping her off at home. So I need to pack up little one’s stuff for this afternoon, but otherwise, I’m in full writing mode.

Hope you all have a wonderful day. Mine is going to be great!

Terry

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


I love storm clouds. They’re moody, change the world, artistic, and beautiful.

Off to write!

Have a lovely Saturday! 🙂

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

We don’t always have beautiful cloud formations, but with thunderstorms rolling through the area, we’ve had some pretty clouds. The first was earlier in the day when the thunder was booming, and the second was at sunset–like pink cotton candy. 🙂

I’m off to write!! Have a lovely TGIF and weekend!

Terry Spear

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

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Trying Something New in Promotions & Cloud Textures

I’m not sure it’s going to make all that much of a difference, but they had a free trial for their site for a month, so giving it a shot. It’s cool the way they set up a “Bubble” to show your author profile and then an excerpt of the book. Since Taming the Wild Cougar is coming out in October, I wanted to see if it would help with preorder sales or not.

https://www.bublish.com/bubble/stream/6837?share=fb

I tried one for Dragon Fae and had these results.

Date facebook icon twitter icon email icon bublish icon
August 6 6 3
August 5 31 63 17
August 4 27 45 14
Total 206
This is for views on the various sites. The first day, I posted a preview of Dragon Fae’s first chapter. The second day an excerpt of Hawk Fae, the follow-on book. No increase in sales on either.
So I deleted the book and started over again. This is after an hour of posting it. I wanted to see if a different book would have more of an impact. Usually adult books (romance) do, and since this is a preorder with a highly discounted price, I thought it might.
Date facebook icon twitter icon email icon bublish icon
August 6 40 46 15

So we’ll see. I figure I can’t go wrong with a free promotional tool. If nothing comes of it, then I don’t lose any money. They say if you have a new bubble up today or tomorrow, it’ll go into the special weekend reads. So I should be all set.

Line of Thunderstorms, Textured Sky

Line of Thunderstorms, Textured Sky

Line of Thunderstorms, Original Photo

Line of Thunderstorms, Original Photo

Starry Night

Line of Thunderstorms, Starry Night

Playing with more textures. The top has two different cloud texture layers.  The first was similar to the blue of the original blue sky. The second had a pretty aqua coloring. And then I did a light erase on the clouds to show the build up. The last picture I added a blue grunge to make it appear darker like night, and a galaxy sky. I always want to photography the stars all in the night sky. But they rarely show up. So here, I can do it. lol

Okay, just finished Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing to turn in and got copy edits for SEAL Wolf in Too Deep. *sigh*  Was going to get back to Taming the Wild Cougar. And need to make up 4 bears this weekend. 🙂

Okay, back to edits!!! 🙂 Have a super wonderful TGIF.

Terry

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

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Cloud Art from a Jetliner over Dallas, Texas

Storm clouds over Texas art (640)

I love clouds, but they can be dangerous when the storms are severe. I’ve had numerous flight delays or cancellations when traveling in the volatile stormy States–over Dallas, Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Omaha, and Pensacola, to name a few of the more recent ones.

A couple of times, I’ve been stuck flying around in circles, waiting for the storm system to move off so we could safely land. One time, we were running on fumes and had to finally land in another state!

And I’ve missed a few important activities, my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner, and only just managed to reach the tail end of an important book signing where fans had traveled to see me from cities and a state or two farther away.

They had lightning strikes over Dallas at the rate of 5 a minute over the airport last Monday, so you never know how bad it will be until you’re on your way to the airport, in the plane, flying over an area, or trying to land.

So here is a bit of cloud art from a big old jetliner over Dallas last year, when my first flight was cancelled, I missed my connection, I made it out of Dallas, was in a circling pattern over Atlanta, finally landed there despite the severe storms, then they wouldn’t let us off the plane because it was too dangerous for ramp personnel to deplane us. Then when we finally were allowed off the plane, the same situation with getting our bags. Too dangerous.

That was the signing I ended up at for only 10 minutes and right afterwards, a whole group of us authors went to dinner and had margaritas. And all was well. I love HEA. Don’t you?

Terry

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