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Every Wolf Needs a Friend

I was playing around with a composite that includes a picture of Eilean Donan Castle. This was one I took while I was in Scotland a while back.

Getting excited about A Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing coming out!

But for now, we’re getting some rain, yay!!! And I’m working on SEAL Wolf Surrender edits and Cougar Magic. Only 17,000 words to go to reach word count!

Have a wonderful day!!

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

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!

Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Having a Bit of Fun with Photoshop

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.

Okay, off to write! Have a great day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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It Was One of THOSE Days

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!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Do Your Work First!

Or else! My daughter asked me to watch baby while she has a patio quote extension done. I planned to run errands first thing, so before everything opened, I was playing with a wolf picture I took. Was that doing my work first? No…..

I did get caught up on word count yesterday, but now….

Pictures I took in Minnesota. Got to run! Have a great one!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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All’s Fair in Love and Wolf Released!!!

Zoerro gray timber wolf at the New Mexico wolf reserve drinking water from a bowl on our cabin porch.

Ladies, and Gents, and Wolves, it’s out!!! All’s Fair in Love and Wolf can be in your hot little hands/paws now!

I have just a couple of minutes before baby arrives and I was thinking, why do my release dates always fall on the day when the baby is here???? You know, it’s one of those thoughts when I’m trying to fall asleep and can’t. And then I remembered–because she’s always here on Tuesdays and that’s release day. *sigh*

I could have done this all last night, but then again, I was working on the other story, and I got the last story back to make minor revisions to! Which always messes up my mojo for the current story. I have to dive back into the last one, while promoting this one that I wrote a year ago, and still type up notes on the new one. Confused yet? And you wonder why I change my hero or heroine’s name midstream to one in another book. Well, maybe you don’t wonder, but my beta reader does. lol

The Silver Town wolf pack has your back

Wolf shifter Sarandon Silver’s in trouble with the law, and bounty hunter she-wolf Jenna St. James is determined to bring him in for trial.

Lucky for Sarandon, the entire Silver Town pack is ready to fight for his innocence. But until the case is solved, Jenna’s sticking to Sarandon like glue…

Silver Town Wolf:
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 Christmas (Book 5)
Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply (Book 6)
Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (Book 7)
All’s Fair in Love and Wolf (Book 8)

What People Are Saying:
“Sweet and sexy.”―Fresh Fiction for Between a Wolf and a Hard Place
“Spear has become a master storyteller.”―RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply
“Magnificently entertaining.”―RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars TOP PICK! for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing

May 1, 2018

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf-Silver/dp/1492655813/

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf-terry-spear/1127125943?ean=9781492655817#/

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_All_s_Fair_in_Love_and_Wolf?id=r6ZBDwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/alls-fair-in-love-and-wolf/id1321676949?mt=11

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Alls-Fair-Love-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655817?id=7079882685730

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/all-s-fair-in-love-and-wolf

Baby’s nearly here and if I don’t publish this, it will be hours later before I can. Made the halfway point on SEAL Wolf Surrender, yay! And I hear baby.

Have a super wonderful day!!!

Terry

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

Playing around with a composite–bokeh (created with taking a picture where only the colors of the flowers in the sun were visible) and melting pocket watches are my photos, and the other clocks are free on Pixabay, the wolf from Depositphotos.

I was disappointed last night to learn that I had thought I was 8,000 words ahead of the game, but I’ve dropped down to 5,000. I had been at 7,000 for sure. I guess I lost track when I was sick. Sooo, I need to get that 7,000 lead again. 🙂 <3 I like to get ahead of my goal in case things happen that put me behind and then I’m still ahead….confused yet?

Have you noticed that a lot of movies lately, more so than usual, are constant flashbacks? Constant. We’re in the present, then living a scene in the past, fast forward, fast backward, fast forward. In writing, it makes it confusing, so if something is really, really important to the story, I try to show it in the beginning of the story. It’s okay to mention it, but actually taking the characters, and you, back constantly, can be jarring.

Most of the time I can follow a movie story line when they do that. My dad absolutely couldn’t watch movies like that. He’d be totally lost. But I was watching something that really confused me the other day. I thought it was in the past, but it was in the present again. That’s the problem with time traveling in the middle of a story–constantly. 🙂

But now??? It’s the present and time for the wolves!

Have a wonderful day! I know what I have to do!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Wolf and Baby with Texture Backgrounds and 4 Stars RT Reviews! SOLD!!!

Baby was just telling me why the hair bow was a no go. When I showed her the picture later, she was laughing. But fake laughing. Like practicing. It was the funniest thing ever. Had me laughing so hard. I used overhead lights, sunlight from window, and one softbox light on the left of her.

The other photo is of the alpha wolf (darker), play fighting with his brother at The International Wolf Center, Ely. I’ll be going back there and hope I’ll be able to take some good pictures of them again!

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SOLD! Sold the next 3 books in the wolf/jaguar series!! One will be the jaguar, Howard’s story, the next Brock’s SEAL wolf story, and then another Silver Wolf Town Christmas!

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4 Star RT Review!!”…excitement and suspense that will keep readers hanging on tight”.~~Romantic Times Review Magazine

March 6, 2018

Sexy, hot Arctic wolf, private investigator Gavin Summerfield, is on a mission: learn if an heiress’s husband is cheating on her, but he doesn’t expect to meet up with the woman who tased him some years earlier, who is now…an Arctic wolf like him. Her mission: Keep her secrets from the former cop who could be her undoing…but when the wolf instincts take over, watch out!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Flight-White-Wolf-Terry-Spear/dp/1492655783/

BAM: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Flight-White-Wolf/Terry-Spear/9781492655787?id=7149863383008

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flight-of-the-white-wolf-terry-spear/1126633209?ean=9781492655787#/

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Flight_of_the_White_Wolf?id=S0o5DwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flight-of-the-white-wolf/id1295142713?mt=11

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Feeling better and then do a bunch of stuff and I’m wiped out again. And my teeth feel like they all need to be pulled this morning…again. Ugh. But at least I’m getting more stuff done. I spent all day yesterday taking care of baby and managing to get the teen demon trilogy formatted the day before, and the covers and books uploaded yesterday. They came back for final proofing today, so will be working on that next.

I’m still trying to come up with the opening for the new jaguar shifter book/Howard’s story. So I’ve been mulling that over. I know what her mission is and his mission is, but I have to figure out how they meet up and the conflict begins. 🙂

Okay, off to get to proofing. Have a terrific day!!!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Wolves R Us

I love how my kids “get” me.  It’s fun when you have a “hobby,” which for me is my writing wolf shifter stories, polar bear, cougar, and jaguar shifter stories. So if I get anything like that, I’m thrilled.

So here’s a goblet of your favorite brew in toast to the upcoming New Year!

Oh, and I hit a button, have no idea which, and my WordPress screen is tiny, tiny. I can still read it, but what did I do now? Ever do that????

Okay, off to write for a while. My goal is to get 10,000 this week on Claiming the White Bear. I have 7400 so far so maybe I’ll reach 12,000.

Have a lovely day!! A museum is on the schedule and a walk to see the town lights. The wolf reserve is closed all week, so we have to do it on Saturday and it will even be colder and snowy. We have minus 8 windchill this morning…..brrrrrr….

Terry

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

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The Woods…

The original woods and then the fun versions using Topaz Labs. I had the baby over and sometimes while she’s sleeping, I can play with photos, but trying to do much of anything else is hard. We do a lot together and have fun though.

If I were writing about the woods, looking at the different pictures, it would evoke different moods for the story. Everything is a picture to me. I wrote 1,000 words last night after baby went home, and when I went to bed, I was thinking of another scene. I could see the Highlanders being angry with the encroaching clan, swords drawn, words spoken.  I was too tired to write it down, and that usually means I forget it by the time I wake up. But, thankfully, I still remember it, so will start with it first thing this morning.

I’m really at the end of the story, so I need to finish it up.

Oh, and so far, it looks like I don’t have a rat problem any longer. Max killed one of them. He’s the white one and so fast. Both Havanese are. They shoot out of the house like bullets, so I have to warn birds before I allow the dogs to leave the house. They’ve caught 3 birds, but that was before I started making them sit before I allow them to leave. They didn’t kill them, but caught them, and I made them release them, then I carried them out front so they could recover and they flew off.

The rats only come out at night, so last night and this morning in the dark, they would be on the feeders. I turn on the porch light and release the dogs. Last night there were none. And none this morning. So I might have found a natural deterrent. 🙂

Off to write!!! Have a wonderful day!

Terry

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

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