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Are You Looking at Me?

Goldfinch looking me, or at the one-eyed monster, in the eye. I have to remember they don’t see me, but one big round eye staring at them.

I’m feeling better today, need to get more chicken and soup, and I’m no longer contagious. Yay! I finished Wolf in Need, so jumped on Highland Wolf, but still didn’t make even yesterday’s word count. So I need to do it today and try to whittle down some of the 11,000 words I’m behind also. I’m having to read the whole book through, so adding here and there and that doesn’t add as much word count as writing full scenes.

Have a wonderful day! I’ve got to get going on mine!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Red-bellied Woodpecker

Got to run the trash out and finish edits on Wolf in Need this morning, but it’s done! Yay!!!!!!! At 32K it’s 12K over what I intended, but that’s okay. Readers like longer reads and I’m happy with it.

As soon as I do that, I’m going to send it to beta readers and get back to Highland Wolf! That is several thousand words behind on word count. I don’t want to even see how far behind I am on that. But I had to write this one for a November release, so no choice. Whew. No wonder I get so sick. Stress in addition to toddler germs. I’ll have to read it from the beginning because I don’t remember where I’m at on the story. But I’m looking forward to it. I’m a glutton for punishment. I had to look. I’m 13,000 words behind. That’s over a week’s worth of word count.

I had a reviewer for You Had Me at Wolf say the name on the blurb is wrong for the heroine in the book. Here’s the story: I wrote the book in three months and her name was Josie. I like Josie. She suited Josie. The editor said I had to many “ie” names in the book so I needed to change it. So I changed it to Nicole, but the blurb went out with Josie. End of story. I still remember her fondly as Josie. Nicole? Who is that?

Okay, off to get things done.

Hope you all are having a beautiful day, and remember, your name can be changed also with a stroke of a few keys on the keyboard. And then you will be gone. Replaced by some other name. No longer. You.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Don’t be Afraid…

I took the picture of the brown and white baby zebra at the Dallas Zoo and then used Oscraps Safari to create the rest of the picture.

Wrote nearly 4,000 words yesterday on the never-ending novella. I’m hoping to get it finished today!

Have a wonderful day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Love is in the Air…but…

Watch out what you share!

I’m on quarantine for 2 more days while I take antibiotics for strep throat, an ear infection, drops for eyes, and steroids to reduce the swelling in my throat. No more sore throat, yay! Eyes are okay now. But still having to take all the medicines. Still coughing all night and all day, but at least I got some sleep for 2-hour increments last night between coughing spells. So I feel a little better today.

I’m determined to get this novella done, darn it. lol Remember when I said I was shooting for 20K? It’s at 25K and I’m still trying to finish it. I HAVE to get back to Highland Wolf. But I need to turn this in also.

Okay, I’m off to write, take pills, write, drink tons of water, float away, write, take pills, write….

Have a beautiful day and only share the good stuff with your friends.

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hope yours is wonderful!!

Terry

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

I love the colors of the blue jays and the bluebirds. The hawk has been back several times. I saw him flying by the other day in hunting mode, his whole body at an angle to the fence and wished I’d been able to capture him.

Still sick, but the sore throat seems to finally be not as severe. I still coughed all night and I’m hoping that tonight maybe I can sleep better. My daughter is taking little one to daycare tomorrow, which will really help because I won’t have to get up at 5 if I have yet another terrible night. I had to take care of her yesterday, and I was so sick, it was hard to keep up with her. She ended up coloring on my tile floor with her crayons. I was there the whole time, but I couldn’t see what she was up to beyond the coffee table. Luckily, it came off with vinegar spray. I just told her she only colors on papers and coloring books. She was really good and was eager to clean up her mess. She did it all by herself. I’m just glad she didn’t do it on the walls!

I managed to turn my written notes from several days into 1800 words for Wolf in Need. I’m off to try and write.

Hope you have a stupendous day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Look Who’s Come to Dinner!

Cooper or Shin Tailed Hawk

The birds have been flocking in huge amounts to my feeders and there are a pair of hawks that live nearby, so this one decided to drop by for a smorgasbord. He/she swooped in yesterday again, not sure if the hawk caught anyone, but man, if you were a little bird, are they menacing. Otherwise, as a human, they’re beautiful birds.

I love the shadows of the wild, wicked claws on the fence, don’t you?

Still sick, have a viral not bacterial infection, so no antibiotics will work. I couldn’t get anything done on Monday, except went to the doctor to learn that and picked up a sack full of cough syrups and sore throat stuff, and more vitamin C. My brain was on slo-mo and I couldn’t think or concentrate because of lack of sleep.

Yesterday, I managed 4,000 words on Wolf in Need. I have my word count that I was shooting for. Just need to finish the novella.

Hope your day is grand!

Terry

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

Still have an awful sore throat. Hoping it’s not strep. They say young children under 5 shouldn’t get it, and adults don’t either, but little one goes to daycare 3 days a week, so it’s like going to school and picking up everything. She’s had strep before, and I’ve had it after she was sick and then I became sick.

The problem is she’s always wanting hugs and to sit on my lap and read stories, and then she’s sneezing and coughing, and the next thing you know, Grandma’s got it. But I still wouldn’t give up the hugs and lap sitting to read her stories.

I did manage to finish proofing Joy to the World and sent it in and wrote 2,000 words on Wolf in Need. I was awake most of the night with this awful sore throat, but it’s feeling not as bad this morning when I swallow. Here’s hoping it will go away on its own.

Have a beautiful day! It’s nice and warm here, and feels great!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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If I Had a Break…

But little one is here today, so a break is impossible to take! Though I’m trying to make a cup of lavender tea while little one is being a finicky breakfast eater.

Wrote 7,000 words on Wolf in Need (for the 10th Anniversary of Wolf Fever) yesterday! Woohoo. I am shooting for another 6,000 to finish it and get back to Highland Wolf and edits on Joy to the Wolves.

It is freezing out! Literally. But I think it’s supposed to still get to 71 today but close to when little one goes home. Strange weather.

Off to do some edits, intermittently, while she’s finally eating her breakfast. Have a super fun day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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The Tooth Fairy–Needs to Do More

Everyone needs a tooth fairy and just giving a little change under the pillow isn’t enough. Wouldn’t it be neat if she could fix teeth? Now that would make her a real tooth fairy, in my estimation.

Well, little one didn’t go home until 5 last night, but I did get my promotional blog done for You Had Me at Wolf and I sent it off. And I did the first skimming read through to check for any mistakes that the editor pointed out and I concurred with, or didn’t. It’s a 103,000-word book, so a long book. I’ve got to start reading it word for word next, to see if any changes need to be made. I’ll do that on my non-word goal day after little one goes home on Friday. Today is a word goal day for both the novel and novella I’m working on. But at least I feel I’m right where I need to be.

I was annihilated in the one challenge on Tower of Time. I wanted to do three battles, just the challenges, and this was the last one available to me. It said it was impossible, but I’ve done the impossible before, so I went in, feeling rather confident, and I had two people left, two others meeting their demise, all my summoned characters dying, and our health was failing fast. No healer among them. I will try it again some other time, when I hope to be better equipped for it. My goal, being the goal-oriented person I am, was to do one more battle last night, the last challenge and since that didn’t work out, I went off to the 8th floor, where there were about four monster battles waiting for me before I could go any further. I only wanted to do one and then go to bed and edit on the novella.

It’s kind of funny, really. On one of the challenges, it said they would soften me up for the really bad guys, so I held back on my magic use, intending to use it on the really bad guys when they turned up so I wouldn’t deplete my mana (magic). I usually watch the bar at the top that shows what percentage of bad guys are left. I wasn’t watching it. I was watching for the really bad guys to show their faces, then I’d use my magic to whittle them down.

All of a sudden, I won. Wait! What happened to the really bad guys? I loved it! So then on the last battle I did last night, it said I had 3 really bad guys to deal with and tons and tons of others would be called to battle. So I concentrated on one baddy at a time, then saw two other bad guys show up and got rid of them while dealing with the last really bad one, and that was it! I won! So much better than that last challenge. I will have to try later when I can figure another way to beat them. I’m afraid on the 8th floor, I’ll have something similar, so I really need to get through it.

This is how I write too. Getting through one challenge at a time.

Okay, I’m off to work on my real work.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Terry

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