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Colder Inside than Outside

That means your house has good insulation, right? I was shocked to go outside and find it was 71 degrees out first thing. It is winter! Strong wind blowing, felt great, walked back inside and it feels like I have the air conditioner on. I don’t, but it felt like it. The temperature will drop again, but it’s just such a shock to be this warm, this early in the morning! In winter! My flowers think spring has sprung. I’m afraid we’re going to get a shock and end up in the Ice Age one of these mornings. Flagstaff, Arizona had the first major snowstorm, 36 inches of snow, they’ve had in 104 years, so, no telling!

I’m 2,000 words ahead on Wolff Brother and I hope to keep up the pace if I can. The more ahead I get, the less behind I get when I have to do more edits on other books that need final proofing and whatnot. And then I can start on the next deadline book.

African daisy and coreopsis in bloom!

So my friend tells me that her weather app shows it’s going to rain. Mine shows fog. I took the dogs out and got drenched. Her app was right.

Have a super lovely day. I’m writing while I’m drying out. So much for weather reports!

Terry

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Fog and Christmas Lights

I like storms, as long as they don’t fill your house with water, tear down your trees or pull off your roofs, but a nice rainstorm clears the air, charges it with electricity, makes a change in the humdrum of weather. So we have storms coming in for the next few days.

Temperature changes can be wild too–highly fluctuating–from hot to cold, cold to hot. This morning I expected cold like it’s been, but nope, it’s hot. Well, warm. But not cold. And it’s going to be hotter, well, warmer, not cool later today.

It keeps me on my toes though. I HAVE to look at the weather report, just to get a ballpark idea. Because, as we all know, weather reports sometimes aren’t all that accurate. It’s great for changes in stories too–when the weather turns bad, or really nice. Characters have to adjust to the changes too. And it can make for great conflict.

Think of the ship breaking up in a storm. No shelter. A sunny, breezy day. A cold, rainy, blustery day. A foggy dark night. A Highlander in a kilt. *sigh* Got to get back to the story.

So this morning, we had major fog. We had it a couple of days ago, but I was busy and didn’t have time to photograph it. But methinks, wouldn’t it be fun to try and photograph the fog and Christmas lights???

And so at 4:45 this morning, that’s what I was doing, after I took the dogs out. Most everyone had their lights off, so I only had mine and one of my neighbor’s and another’s across the street to capture in the fog. Christmas lights are pretty. Fog is pretty. It was fun capturing them together.

Off to work on a bear and My Highlander. I’m halfway through edits, but still finishing the book too! Picture the Bubblegum Bear (in blue and purple) in Blue Rainbow’s larger size, the big one lying on his back. 🙂 <3 That’s what I’m currently working on. Well, I cut it out….

Hope you have an excitingly wonderful day! Mine is going to be excitingly busy.

Terry

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Color and Uncolor

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Color and Uncolor

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Oh, I know, some will say there is no such word as uncolor, but I couldn’t call this a black and white photo because it has a hint if blue, that I think makes it even more interesting, don’t you?

And uncolor isn’t exactly right because aren’t black and white and blue colors?

Maybe I should call them by moods. The first is spring in a cloudy, stormy, burgeoning colorful sort of way–as the trees are beginning to leaf out and the flowers are blossoming, and the white clouds and blue sky are ever present in the unsettled weather of the season.

The second is the darker side of spring–the threatening thunderstorms, winds, and hails.

And so there you have it. Life-giving Spring and Moody, Threatening Spring in all its wonder.

Maybe you wonder why I’m philosophizing so much about…stuff.

I’m stuck on my manuscript.  And I’m not going to let it get away with it.

So I will see interesting things in other stuff until I can burst forth and write scene after scene to hopefully delight everyone who reads them. Even so, I’m at 33,000! 57,000 to go!

Have a lovely Thursday. I’m late! I’m late! The week is slipping away and so has my muse.

Off to capture it!

Terry

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Storms!!

I love storm clouds. I think it’s because they bring refreshing rains, break up a boring sky-scape, add conflict, and bring change. While we were in Savannah, we had storms every day.
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But even on the flight out, we witnessed some humongous storms also over Texas.
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Some of them were really quite impressive.
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We hurried back to our hotel while the storms gathered. They’re very fast moving so we just reached the hotel when the rains began to come down in a deluge.

AAD Conference, 2013, Savannah 077 (800x403)Every day and night we had storms on and off, lightning, thunder, and had to take a taxi to reach the Pirate’s House even though it wasn’t too far to walk to, but it had just started to pour.

What about you? Do you love clouds?

And a new release! Storms in this story too!!!

Murder, mayhem, and family secrets abound when some beneficiaries of an insurance magnate’s last will and testament plot to get their money early. During a week of togetherness orchestrated by her not-quite-departed uncle’s will, headstrong heiress McKenna Sutherland has to team up with resort manager Thomas Hampton, the man who stole her heart five years ago, or she’ll lose her inheritance—to him! McKenna and Thomas need to uncover the villain among a cast of colorful characters who have joined them for the week, each of whom has a stake in the ultimate outcome—Uncle Sheldon’s money, and loads of it. Thomas’s job is to keep Sheldon’s faked death a secret, while he makes sure McKenna isn’t next on the killer’s hit list. With everything around them a lie, can Thomas regain McKenna’s love and trust before it’s too late?

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And just received notification that The Deadly Fae is now available in audio book!

The Deadly Fae: The World of Fae, Book 2 | [Terry Spear]

Lady Sessily is a dark fae, an assassin, and she intends to retire and take up some other occupation so she can lead a normal life. Get a boyfriend. Visit the human world to hassle humans like many of her kind do. Attend fae kingdom parties, not as the mystery woman who is scoping out her next intended victim, but just to have fun. Until tall, dark, handsome, and deadly interrupts her plans. She is on a mission to assassinate a fae lord who is the most evil kind of fae. But when she is thwarted, not once but twice by another fae lord, she is ready to strangle him. And she’ll do it for free.

The crown prince of the cobra fae doesn’t know what to think when he hires a master assassin who turns out to be a woman – not her father like he’d been led to believe. But can she eliminate one of the most powerful queens of any of the fae kingdoms without getting herself killed? He soon rethinks his plan as he gets to know the woman he begins to think of as his angel assassin.

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