Destiny of the Wolf: His heart holds a secret only she can unlock…
All she wants is the truth Lelandi Wildhaven is determined to discover the truth about her beloved sister’s mysterious death. But everyone thinks she’s out to make a bid for her sister’s widowed mate.
He’s a pack leader tormented by memories Darien Silver blames himself for his mate’s death. When her twin arrives in his town, he finds himself bewitched, and when someone attempts to silence her, he realizes that protecting the beautiful stranger might be the only way to protect his pack—and himself.
Silver Town Wolf Series: Destiny of the Wolf (Book 1) Wolf Fever (Book 2) Dreaming of the Wolf (Book 3) Silence of the Wolf (Book 4) A Silver Wolf for Christmas (Book 5)
Every day I get behinder and behinder (author’s prerogative to make up words that work for story–really) on my goals. So why make goals? I think it’s so I can play catch up all the time.
I turned in Hunting for the Red Wolf novella, yay! Got started on final proofing of Silver Town Wolf: Home for the Holidays, when I got an email from yet ANOTHER editor with a request to do the final proof of yet ANOTHER novel: To Tempt the Wolf, the 10th Anniversary Edition. The first is due on the 22nd, the second on the 29th. It sounds like for the other that I have a lot of time, but I’m still working on the first one, AND every day I don’t write on Red Wolf Christmas, I’m 2,000 more words behind. *sigh*
Looming off in the not too far distant future are more edits for Wolff Brothers You Had Me at Wolf. You see, I love, love, love turning in my books. Done. Finished. The End. But then, they keep coming back for 3 sets of edits and final proofing. lol
The problem this year is not only do I have the 3 full length novels to write and edit and proof, I have 3 novellas to write and edit and then along with proofing those, I have the three 10 yearanniversary novels to proof. I wonder why I get behind on my word count goals??? I think last year I only had 1 novella to write? So this year it’s been overwhelming.
Ugh. Stressville, here I come. I’m going with my daughter to swim this morning, last time before she works all week again, which means a little shorter hours for me on the two days I take care of my granddaughter–by about 2 hours. Soooooo, maybe I can write a little more on those days. They’re my off days.
In the meantime, I’m halfway through proofing Silver Town Wolf and hope to have it done today, and then tomorrow I’ll start on To Tempt the Wolf. Both are long books so take some time. Despite all this, setting goals is important. I wouldn’t get half of what I need to get done, done, unless I set the goals for each book all the time. And then try to catch up on the books that I’m behind on! So it works….
Before I have to run off in an hour and a half, I’m off to work.
My son-in-law was sick, so I had to pick up baby from daycare and keep her until her momma got off work. Now my daughter is sick and I had to pick up baby from them this morning and take her to daycare.
I think it’s the flu. I think baby had it first because she had a blowout the other day when her mom and dad had her. And I think that she was patient zero. She usually is. lol Daycare crud.
I’ll pick her up later, and keep her overnight, IF I’m not sick. I think I’ve got it too though, just starting. Ugh.
I have 18 chapters to go on proofing. Book still is due on Monday. *sigh*
Off to continue proofing. Hope you have a healthy, sickless day!
Usually when I’m so far behind on writing goals, I throw out my goals and start over. Not this time. I need to catch up. So I’m back to whittling down the discrepancy. It’s a push, but it’s what I need.
I’m down to 23,000 behind, from 26,000 words on Sunday. So that’s progress. But I have to go to my daughter’s place on Saturday to help her and friends celebrate my SIL’s birthday. *sigh*
Okay, baby’s not here today, so I’m trying to get my word count! I’m hoping to reach 50,000 words today. I was supposed to be at 72,000. See how this sneaks up on you?
Have fun, will you??? I’ll be in my bear cave writing.
Axel chilling, and on the move. Arctic wolf who is acting all alpha. I’m in a purple mood. That’s good! Love purple. The Arctic wolf pictures are mine, and in the one with Axel lying down, his brother photo bombed it, so I changed out the background and added a purple blur, purple texture, and purple solar flare.
Okay, so I finished writing all the scenes yesterday after baby left, yay! Put together the table for the printer, and it wouldn’t fit inside like I’d hoped, but I still managed to consolidate some stuff and it looks so nice! It was easy to put together too, which was really great, considering having to do so much else yesterday.
So I’m now reading the story through before I send it to beta readers (while edits on SEAL wolf are nagging at me to get to them). I’m on ch 4, with 28 chapters and an epilogue to get through–104,000 words! This is my last time to fix mistakes and tidy things up a bit, and see if there are any loose ends left before I send it to beta readers. And this is the really fun time. The book is done!!! Written, from beginning to end. Woohoo! And I get to read it for enjoyment, and smoothing out.
Okay, off to read some more and EXERCISE. 🙂 When I read, I put my keyboard and mouse up on metal stands I got at Hobby Lobby, usually use them for teddy bear displays, and then I can walk or jog in place. It doesn’t work when I’m writing scenes, but I walked 5 miles last week each of two days, when I was proofing another manuscript!
What it looks like in reality, but when I’m in the writing world, what it really looks like. A whole world of unlimited, fantastical possibilities!
Got my word count, but I was having some fun with some photo manipulations too, and taking care of all the puppies.
I’m still working on the Silver Town Wolf story, but I wanted to work on the cover for Deputy Stryker Hill’s cover too. He looks to be having some fun for New Year’s, but it’s not all fun and games. I’m hoping to have his story out by New Year’s.
I’m also still working on the next polar bear shifter story.
My computer has been hanging up, too much stuff going on, and not enough space on my hard drive. So I had to transfer files and that was slowing things down even more. It’s been so hot, I was trying to water a little last night and I saw tons of dragonflies, skipped watering, and grabbed my camera. If my computer will run okay, I’ll share some tomorrow.
Have you ever had one of THOSE days? Sure you have. I think one of mine morphed into THREE of THOSE days. That was horrible.
First, the blue octopus arrived. Yep. Three times a charm? Nope, three times and STRIKE OUT. Now…I’m really patient. Truly. I. Am. But it’s time for a refund. They’re not going to get it right. Ever.
Then I went to pick up my grandbaby at daycare, and she was a cranky pot, not enough sleep, but my daughter came by to pick her up from me and said Tuesday was when she needed me to pick her up. BUT, her message to me said tomorrow. And I thought she’d written the email on Sunday. So tomorrow was yesterday, Monday. Now I have to pick her up for real today. That means struggling to get my word count done in time. Ack.
Boltz at 2 years old, then at the pond, he’s 6 years old, looking for fish in the pond. The first picture was in the fall. The second in summer.
Then…yes, there was more. My INTERNET was out!!!!!!!!! Do you know how much that sets me behind? Yes, I wrote more. Eight thousand words. Not because the internet was out. I finally had all kinds of great ideas and ran with them. And ran with them. And ran with them. I couldn’t stop the flow. Love it when that happens. Hope it happens like that again today! Anyway, up to 42,000 words and I’m over halfway done. At least for minimum word count. It will be longer.
So you know my two other ideas I had for conflict, I couldn’t do it. They resolved them. But then, the greatest conflict of all popped into my head. See, I’m a pantser (writing by the seat of my pants) and NO WAY could I come up with that in a plotting outline.
That’s it! Today I had internet, and the blue octopus is NEVER coming back–unless it replaces the rocking chair I ordered, and well, I’m picking up my grandbaby today again. I have her all day tomorrow. And the corgis are landing in on my Fri through Sunday. Hopefully all that havoc won’t make me get behind.
I’m off to write my normal 2,000 word count because you never know when it’s going to be one of THOSE days.
Have a super great day that ISN’T one of THOSE days!