Arctic wolf Axel and Boltz gray wolf. Axel was vying to be pack leader. Boltz was acting like an omega wolf! Everyone else was sleeping in one den. Boltz was in another.
Okay, I’m running late on blogs in the mornings. Yesterday, I ran to the grocery store at 8:30, forgot they opened at 8, first time in 4 weeks. But I took a walk first. It’s soooooo muggy out. I was moving pavers this morning, took my walk, felt like I’d been in a sauna and surely, surely, I melted away some fat. LOL
So I’ve been managing 3,000 words a day on Wolff Bros. Have 15K now on it. Sixty-five thousand more to go.
It’s going to be 99 today, which means about 109 heat index. I want to put out a bag of bark mulch and plant two crepe myrtle seedlings before it gets any hotter. And then I have to buckle down on the book.
This is the first book in the Arctic Wolf series and this will be the 10th Anniversary release with a new novella. For those who already have the ebook, you can download the new version on March 31. For those who already have a paperback copy, the novellas will be in their own book in the future.
Well, I’m spending way too much time on reading articles about the coronavirus, and need to spend more time thinking and writing.
But lots of articles about what could work has come out of this. Like the use of copper–which we no longer use:
Canceled trip to Seattle/Vancouver–it was supposed to be for the end of April. So had to cancel on the kennel, Amtrak, still need to do the airline reservation, but they said to wait until 72 hours before the flight leaves. I’ll probably try on Monday. Thankfully, I had trip insurance and it seems that means I can get a voucher for flying some other time.
I’ve been staying home, though we don’t have an order in place for it here, but they’re not doing hardly any testing either, so who knows how many we really have who are sick with the virus. And it can easily be spread when someone has it before they’re showing symptoms. So, the next time you cast an evil eye at someone who has allergies–post nasal drip, and a cough–remember that person might be perfectly healthy. It’s the guy or gal on the other side of you who looks as healthy as can be who could be carrying the virus.
So in other news, my editor said they were giving my Highland Wolf book the title of: Wolf in Plaid. It will come out April 27, 2021. So excited! Love the title. Can’t wait to see the cover and share.
Reporting on the Goodwill News during these difficult times:
Florida distillery drops booze for sanitizer
A Florida craft distillery has halted making alcoholic beverages in
favor of hand sanitizer – and it’s giving the stuff away for free.
Copper Bottom Craft Distillery in Holly Hill announced the BYOB offer –
you bring the bottle, they will fill it – on Wednesday. Within hours
they had given away 20 gallons, mostly in 4-ounce pours. Customers
included representatives from a
sheriff’s office and a fire department. There were obstetricians,
medical clinic workers, school teachers and service industry
trying to spread some goodwill,” said Jenni Craig, who owns the business
with her husband, Jeremy, and his parents. “This is a crazy time going
on right now, and we want to do what we can to help.”
– Suzanne Hirt, Daytona Beach News-Journal
I am determined to get more writing done today! Have a good one. Hunker down. Change everything you own out to copper. Good luck with that!
Right! If you’re reading, writing, or doing the taxes, you need this sign. Correct?
Or if you have edits and material requests coming in for two different books when you’re trying to finish up a book in process! I finally got minimum word count on Highland Wolf but need to finish it. And little one is coming in a few minutes, so forget getting anything done. *sigh*
It was 73 yesterday, 33 this morning. Ugh. No wonder we all get sick. I spent the day digging up ferns that volunteered along my pavers. I moved them against the fence. They’re from the native woods and just popped up in my flower border, and I love ferns!! I’ve never been able to grow them before, so I’m excited to have my own little woodland scene, if they survive the move.
Jan Nakutis: “When I was 40 I had this tattoo done on my ankle with the plan that when I was old and in my rocking chair I could look down and still feel like I could howl at the moon. Well, I’m 71 now, not anywhere near a rocking chair and I’m still howling at the moon 🌕.
All your books help keep me that way. “
Lizzy LaBare: “I honestly can’t tell you which series I enjoyed more… I am leaning towards the werewolves. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I am still trying to get over the fact that my dream man/wolf lives in another woman’s head…lol”
I asked my readers if I could share their quotes on my blog today. It’s all about readers. They make my day!
Thanks to my blog readers and my book readers for making my year!
I am only 600 words behind today after being 11,000 words behind, so hope to finish that up along with my 2,000 words, and more, if I can come up with some ideas. I had thoughts last night when I was trying to sleep at 3 a.m. Now, if I could only remember them!
Have a wonderful, magical day and believe in your dreams!
At least when I visited The International Wolf Center, Axel was showing all the signs of being in charge. He’s two years old here last year and Aidan, who had been the alpha, was eight, and ready to give up the position.
Okay, my granddaughter’s on the way and I’m trying to finish up the last 22 pages of the book. I need to dedicate all three of them to different readers. I’ll do that when I’m done proofing. And I have another promo project my publisher sent me, so I need to get that done this weekend. Plus the two bears!
No, this isn’t the story of Little Red Riding Hood. She’s a wolf too. I took the picture of the wolf at the International Wolf Center, Ely, Minnesota.
I’m off to proof The Accidental Highland Hero, adding dedications to that and the other Highland story that I didn’t have a chance to when they were first published.
I want to finish proofing this book, while I want to write another Highland story since they’re fresh on my mind, but I was thinking about the cougar Halloween story again…sigh. When I don’t have a deadline book to write, my mind goes in a million different directions! The fae are calling, another full length novel for cougars, the white bear series, and you wouldn’t believe all the covers I’ve purchased for books that I haven’t written yet.
So of course what happens? I’ll be writing stories for new books I don’t have covers for. *sigh* It’s not my fault. I love getting covers that are premade because I know what I’m getting. My problem is that no one makes cougar premades.
Okay, I’m off to proof before my day becomes my granddaughter’s day! Have a super, lovely day.
Gardening? Ha! Somehow I forgot the meaning of low maintenance landscaping…. I put out three 40-gallon bags of weeds and grass pulled from my flowerbeds the last couple of days. Some of it is zinnia that is looking like it’s seen better days and milkweed that the aphids have pretty much destroyed. Once I removed them, I could get to the grass and weeds they were hiding. I’ve got another bag started today that is already halfway full. I’ve found ferns, crape myrtles, elm trees, pine trees and live oaks all growing in that massive tangle of plants. They’re too close to the fence (except for the ferns) so I must transplant the crape myrtles, maybe the pines, and get rid of the others.
Okay, back to the book. It’s getting better and longer. yay!
If we’re REALLY lucky, and I mean REALLY, we’ll get some much needed rain. I’m not counting on it. But maybe I’ll be surprised. The lightning we had yesterday morning amounted to no rain.
Have a super, duper beautiful day! Mine is going to be great once I get back to writing!
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.