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The End! Night of the Wolf

The end means I can work on another book, woohoo! I’m always excited to start a new one, BUT, I have to admit, like in a 12-step program, I have tons started!!!!

Here’s is my VERY partial list.

Claiming the White Bear–18,000 words

Woodland Fae–8800 words (I didn’t even know I had started it!)

Bite of the Vampire–(Blood Moon Series, book 2) 8400 words

Night of the Vampire (Blood Moon Series, book 3)–13600 words–do you see a problem here? YES! I have written more of the 3rd book in the series than in the 2nd. Kiss of the Vampire has been out for a long while. I need to finish these two books.)

And that is just a tiny drop in the bucket. When I’m beginning a new book (or continuing a new book as in this case), I’ll re-read a few other stories I’ve started to see if I can get anywhere with them.

After I finished Day of the Wolf, and before I re-read it one last time, I added more to Bite of the Vampire and Night of the Vampire last night. This morning, I’m re-reading Woodland Fae. Claiming the White Bear and Woodland Fae are supposed to be out this year, and Cougar Magic also (which is with a beta reader for now). Maybe I can finish Bite of the Vampire too….

It feels great to finish something, but I often have to stop to do edits on other books, or write other books with deadlines, so then I have to put these books aside. See? I have a good reason. I’m going to have to start writing the next 3 wolf books, for one thing.

Okay, I’m off to read Day of the Wolf and try to catch any mistakes, see if I’ve covered all my bases, and send it off to my beta reader! Then it’s off to one of the other books… It’s like Christmas! Who gets to have me come play with them for a while? And if I really can’t put the book down, it gets finished first.

Have a great one!!!

Terry
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Time for Walking…

I was trying to wear out baby yesterday, so I strollered her around for 2.8 miles, and she didn’t fall asleep. She was talking away for the longest time, then got really quiet and I thought, this is it! And headed back toward home. Then she began talking again. Two hours after our walk, she finally fell asleep. lol

Grandma was worn out. But I finally managed to write 2,000 words for the novella.

Have a great Saturday! We’re supposed to get rain, last I looked. But now it’s saying much later. I’m enjoying the cooler weather!

Terry
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In and Out of the Garden

Red petunias in a window flower box, orange devil’s paintbrush, yellow bird’s feet trefoil, blue lupine, pink roses, and wild sunflowers.

The wildflowers and garden flowers are fully in bloom, giving the whole landscape an artist’s painted view.

I wrote a little, but haven’t really had a lot of time. We walked 3.9 miles up and down stairs–176 steps down to the water at Split Rock Lighthouse, but took the long, scenic way around back up.

Off to have more fun! It’s been hot and everyone says I brought the heat here. lol

Hope you’re enjoying your day!

Terry

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Fall Wild Flowers–St. Croix

Purple and yellow fall flowers in St. Croix. I love fall when the flowers are still blooming and the fall colors are riotous. Maybe not so much here, but in other places!

And baby yesterday. Watch out for those two sharp little baby teeth, her first ones. Whenever she starts pulling my fingers toward her mouth in her strong little fists, I feel like she’s a vampire. 🙂 <3 I laugh and pull my fingers away!  Others have not been so lucky!

Have a beautiful day!!

Terry

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Diligently working on Bounty (64,000 to go), but when I saw these lights on the floor, I thought, bokeh!

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In the red-tailed hawk picture, you can see all kinds of beautiful bubbly bokeh.

But see what happens when I try to take a picture of lights shining through the blinds? My havanese want their picture taken. Surely, I meant to do that, right?

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Have a lovely bokeh day. 🙂

Terry

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A Fairy Garden, Au Natural!

Mushrooms, moss and wildflowers in their natural state

Mushrooms, moss and wildflowers in their natural state

A lot of fairies in this fairy village

A lot of fairies in this fairy village

Folks pay a lot to create fairy gardens, but mine just suddenly appeared! I didn’t even notice the moss until I looked at the photos on the computer.

Magic pink rhododendron flowers on summer mountain. Dramatic overcast sky. Carpathian, Ukraine, Europe. Beauty world.

The World of Fae

Having a wee bit o’ fun with taking a break and creating a picture while I’m writing The Viking’s Highland Lass. I’ve pitched 3 books to my editor and she’s taking them to the acquisitions meeting. So if they sell, I’ll be on deadline again. Right now…I’m free!

Off to write.

Have a super great and wonderfully fantastic Friday!

Terry

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St Croix/Taylors Falls Riverboat Ride

Bigfoot fishing

Bigfoot fishing

At a restaurant after the trip.

Fireman rescue practice over St Croix

Fireman rescue practice over St Croix

They just happened to be doing a firemen practice, rescuing over the river.

wildflowers at lookout over St Croix

wildflowers at lookout over St Croix

Beautiful fall flowers and fall foliage all over.

Colorful canoeists and fall colors on the St Croix

Colorful canoeists and fall colors on the St Croix

Loved the colorful canoeists that matched the fall colors on the hillside.  In Jaguar Hunt, I mentioned the characters wearing colorful life vests and their colorful kayaks while they were on the rapids in Belize, so this reminded me of it.

A boater and his dogs

A boater and his dogs

Cory, who was the wolf biologist at The International Wolf Center, said he tried to take his 3 big dogs canoeing, but they hadn’t learned to not move around –all to one side of the craft. 🙂 <3

Sun reflecting off the water

Sun reflecting off the water

Taylors Falls Queen

Taylors Falls Queen

This looked just like our boat before boarding.

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Taylors Falls Princess–the boat we were on

We were wandering up on the cliffs before boarding.

 

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Up on the cliffs, the steps down to the rocks and the boat

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Before the trip

I was wearing 6 layers of clothes here. I stood out on the boat for the nearly 2 hour trip? It was cold, but I had to take pictures. Took some from inside, but too much reflection. It was very cold!

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Donna on the boat at end of trip

Donna, my tour guide and a terrific trooper.

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After the trip and before we left the boat

I did wear a hat the whole time I was outside. Very cold!

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St Croix River and Fall Colors

Tomorrow–A Highland Wolf Christmas releases!!!

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A Highland Wolf Christmas (Book 15)

(OCT 7, 2014)

It’s going to take a lot of mistletoe…
Guthrie MacNeill, financial advisor for his clan and werewolf pack, is at his wit’s end when the pack leader’s mate hires a gorgeous party planner to bring holiday cheer to the castle. Guthrie’s wildly attracted to Calla, except he can’t reconcile the fact that his job is to save the clan’s money, and hers seems to be to spend it.

To warm this Highlander’s heart
Calla Stewart has never had a more difficult client. The laird and lady of the castle are delightful, but the handsome Highlander holding the purse strings is quite impossible. Since she specializes in holiday magic, Calla hopes she can make the scrooge-like wolf lighten up. Then Guthrie takes on the role of Highland warrior to protect her from an unexpected threat, and the holidays take a turn for the passionate.

Praise for A Highland Werewolf Wedding:
“Sultry, sexy and satisfying.” –Long and Short Reviews
“Will leave readers longing for a Highlander of their own.” –Romance Junkies

Seeing more wolves today! Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Supposed to have a bonfire. 🙂

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The International Wolf Center

So after having all this fun, what do you think I will do? Set a book here, of course! Have a super great Monday!!!

Terry

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Purple Flower Day

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These are from my birthday flowers, so not exactly wildflowers, but most of the rest are!

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These are so tiny, barely noticeable when I took the picture of the mushroom.

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Not sure on this one. Tried to locate a picture like it, but couldn’t find one.

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Not sure on these either.

Iris open

My garden iris.

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Mountain Laurel

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not sure on this one
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Dead Nettle

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Verbena

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Horsemint, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds!

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Wild petunia

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Clover flowers

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Desert Willow

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bluebonnets at the airport

I probably have more, but here is a selection of pretty purple flowers.

And that is my purple flower day.

Don’t you love them?

Off to work on Her Highland Hero.  7,000 words to go! 🙂

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Terry

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Wildflowers of Summer, Central Texas

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The bluebonnets are gone, but the Indian Blanket/Firestorm is out in full force, and I caught this milkweed that I thought was pretty with my macro lenses. Who says weeds can’t be pretty?

Back to Her Highland Hero. Need to finish it up so I can work on the Highland novella for an anthology I’m working with 4 other authors on! 🙂 If I don’t keep working on it, I’m bound to get edits in on the other books again and lose my place. LOL And have to start all over again. 🙂

Have a lovely Thursday!

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A SEAL Wolf for Sale, THE END!!!

A Wolf

I love it when I can finish the book!

It’s up on Amazon, and the release date is April!

http://www.amazon.com/SEAL-Wolf-Sale-Heart/dp/1402293828

Now I’m back to Her Highland Hero, 16,400 words to go.

We had lots and lots of rain, which usually means mushrooms. But nope. Then we had days and days of hot weather, and there were the mushrooms. So I ran out with my camera and took a couple of pictures. Doesn’t this look like a fairy garden to you? Interesting mushroom. Check. Winged creature. Check. Wildflowers. Check. And the mushroom is split as if it were petals of a flower. Very fairy-like, don’t you think?  Check.

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Here is one that hasn’t split like the other. Interesting caps. 🙂

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And some kind of wildflower that has stars in the center that made me think of jacks. 🙂

For the first time since my father died fifteen years ago, the giant sunflowers did not come up. I think the farmer must have plowed them up. And that’s sad. I could put the seeds out, but it wouldn’t be the same. When I saw the sunflowers, it made me think of my dad and the love he had of the gardens.

If I do plant some next year, I’ll put them in a different location.

Do you have plants that mean something special to you?

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