It’s hot out! At 5 this morning, 90% humidity. Yuck. lol
It will get better. We did have some rain yesterday, and we’re supposed to get it this morning. I did get some yard work done yesterday too.
I love Jane Eden’s animal drawings on Renderosity, and her spooky things just came on sale. So I created this with her wolf and background, adding other interesting sky art to the sky and reduced the saturation on the backdrop, and darkened the wolf.
I’m off to take care of little one. Not sure what to do on my new books so I’m floundering. I hate when that happens! I want to jump in with both feet and just write. But maybe I need a break too.
Have a great day! I’m off to play with little one.
So here Ajax, the Arctic wolf was telling Boltz, the gray timber wolf, that the beaver was all his. Don’t even think about getting close to his meal.
But social distancing? Sure. Keep your distance from my food!
I went to the grocery store yesterday morning when it first opened, no crowds, managed to stay away for 2 weeks and my fridge was bare. Everything, but hand soaps, sanitizers, etc, were stocked. Toilet paper–for those hoarding them, paper towels, Kleenix, all of that was in. Yay!
Then I was trying to stuff all the meat in my freezer along with the frozen vegetables. And I got a lot of fresh vegetables to eat for the week.
Most everyone was wearing a mask. Yay! A few holdouts. I guess they think the rest of us we’re protecting them. I felt like I was a bandit.
I turned in the proofed copy of Joy to the Wolves, couldn’t find the promo stuff I’m supposed to do for Night of the Billionaire Wolf, wrote 200 words on Red Wolf, and that was it. I offered to take care of my granddaughter tomorrow. I need to jump on the story today though. Been trying to reach the halfway point in forever. I should manage it today.
Hope you all are keeping your distance, don’t get too close to a growly wolf who’s acting all alpha, and stay safe!
Mar 31, 2020 10th Anniversary of Legend of the White Wolf (new novella included)
Legend of the White Wolf: In a world of snow and ice, their passions blaze…
Award-Winning Author introduces the next installment of her paranormal romance series
A 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Award Winner! Night Owl Romance Reader Choice Award for Best Paranormal 2008
In this fourth in Spear’s series, Private Eye Cameron MacPherson and
Faith O’Mallery are both on quests that lead them into the world of
Cameron arrives in the Canadian Arctic to search for his partners in
his P.I. business who are late returning from a hunting trip. Faith is
there to discover what her father had seen in the same area years
earlier that had made him lose touch with reality–man-wolves, he called
The two tumble into an icy world of enemies bent on destroying the lupus garou kind. As they turn into lupus garou themselves, and bond with the pack that only they can rescue from destruction, Cameron and Faith find their soul mates in each other.
So that’s coming up next!! Soon! If you have the ebook already, you can redownload it and get the updated version and the new novella.
I got through 15 chapters yesterday of Highland Wolf. 11 more to go for proofing. And then I’ll need to write the acknowledgements and turn it in.
I need to write the dedication, acknowledgements and one more scene for Vampire Redemption and then turn it over to my beta readers.
And I still need to plant plants and ship off more books.
I’ve already done laundry, dishes, put out the trash, walked around the block to get my mail, and put it all in the trash, taken the dogs out, cleaned up after them, fed them, taken the dogs out, cleaned up after them, and now it’s time to get to work!
So I finished proofing the 3 books that I have my rights back to, formatted them for ebook, and began to upload them for publishing last night and this morning.
Amazon-done! Kobo-done! Google Books–done! Barnes and Noble–done!
I think that’s all but Ibooks, which I always have a keychain problem on and so I have to wait until next week to get them to help me fix it. I tried. I just have to do this and this and this and this, which is fine. I can follow directions. Except the second “this” doesn’t exist.
And Smashwords, which still shows the titles as belonging to my publisher, therefore I have to wait until next week to hear their verdict before I can upload them.
It will take a while for the ebooks to show up on the various sites and once they do, I’ll have to update all my weblinks everywhere.
Now, it’s time to format them all for print. The hardest part. Redo the cover for print. The even harder part. Though it appears the format for print isn’t working out too badly this morning. Maybe I’ve finally got my rhythm on it. Or not.
Since it’s only 75 degrees this morning, I was out tugging away at weeds and a dead tree. I need to remove another, but because of the issues with my shoulder, I might wait until next weekend to do that one. I removed the other one a little earlier in the week.
I had thought about putting off the print so I could get started on the Halloween story, but I’d rather get this done and out of the way.
All right, I’m back to work! Hope your day is GLITCH-FREE!
It’s an enrichment program they have at the wolf reserve in Omaha. He didn’t just find trash lying around. They put chicken bones in it and he has to search out the prize. He found it and he took off running. MINE.
Reminds me of my granddaughter. She looked in the fridge this morning, pointed to my yogurt and said, “Mine.”
Yep, from wolves to kids, it’s the same deal.
I’m off to play with her…hope to get some work done on the story, or reading done on the other. We had rain!!! Yes! Three inches. We sure needed it.
That’s not good. I finally get a response about the audiobook titles I can transfer, I need to upload them. So I start doing that–need the cover, wait, no permission to open file to use, hate changing up to Windows 10. I mean, some things are good–my raw filter now works on Photoshop again. But other stuff like this is a real pain. I’ve tried to gain access, but I’m just not savvy enough to figure it out. I finally was able to open the file, and there are all the images but I can’t open them. No access. The administrator has to approve access. I. Am. The. Administrator. Let me in or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll…
All of this takes away from writing and I’m having trouble enough with staying on track and I know more edits will be coming down the pike.
So…I’m trying to make a cover from scratch, but that takes time. So who said this was going to be a piece of cake? Can I give them a piece of my mind?
I’m off to try and get word count and then play with a cover in the meantime.
Have a fun day!!! Mine will be productive and great….I’m determined to make it so.
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)
I loved this work by Jai Pietryka! He loves wolves and he loves my books! That makes him a hero in my book! The coat of arms bears the name of wolves lupus garou, that I created, so that is so cool!
I had to do the marketing materials for Billionaire She-Wolf, get word count on Hunting the Red Wolf (which I didn’t do) and do edits on Billionaire She-Wolf. Well, I sent in the marketing materials. I did MOST of the edits. I have a mix-up at the end of a chapter and beginning of the next–due to moving things around before I sent it to my readers, and one of my beta readers caught it, yay! So my next step is to read through the whole story and make any other changes I need to and then turn the book in. And get back on track with word count on Red Wolf.
But, granddaughter will be here in a few minutes and that means it will all have to happen later!
I’m really bad about self-promoting. I want to write. But I know it’s important to also tell the world when a book is out because nobody else will know if I don’t say something. So a good friend of mine told me about a couple of sites to create book mockups and I’ll share those here.
Yes, perfect! I was having fun creating a couple of pictures for the upcoming new release. This is really neat because I’ve taken the pictures of the jaguars and added it to the mockup, and the composite I created, I added to the laptop. See???? All this picture taking and composites I am making can be useful, not just fun, goofing off time. lol
Okay, I’m back to the book because, yes, without the book, there will be no need to put out the word. Have a super fun day!!! I’m off to try and catch up on word count.
It helps to have pictures when I’m writing about the wolves so I was playing around with some that I took when I went to the International Wolf Center in Minnesota. Aidan is the alpha male and lying on the rock, taking a rest from his alpha duties. Though you see he’s on top of the world, ready to take charge if he needs to. Luna was the alpha female and she has Aidan’s brother, Denali, pinned down in dominant play. Luna and Aidan are now retired and they live with Grizzle, retired before we saw the wolves, and they all live happily together out of view of the visitors.
Denali and the young Arctic wolves and Boltz are still in the public’s view.
Baby’s back today while her mom and dad celebrate their anniversary. But I’m going to start proofreading all of Silver Town Wolves: Home for the Holidays today. This morning. And once she goes home. I’m hoping to have it done by the weekend and get started on the Wolff book. I decided not to go with the idea I had. Which means, I’m looking for another winning idea. *sigh*
I’m off and running! What about you? Have any great plans for today?