I have 10th anniversary releases for these 4 books coming out either this year, next year, or last year, so I realized I needed to clear out some space for the new books with the new book covers and I did a Facebook giveaway and 90 books later, they’re all gone. Or, at least they’re all spoken for. I still have to sign them and ship them all.
My granddaughter’s here, so we took a walk before it gets too hot, and we HAVE to go to the grocery store. I ran out of potatoes. Horrors! I hope to go early because it will be 90 degrees again. We’ll play in the water later.
So working on getting the books ready to ship. I need a hunky, wolfish personal assistant. I think I will have to make do with a toddler’s help. But I can fantasize.
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.
Daylilies in bloom, from a gold with burnt orange center, to peach with a darker peach center, to the regular yellow daylilies, to purple, darker peach with a wine center and red with a yellow center.
I love daylilies. They come back each year, bigger and more beautiful than before. I was on a plant identification site, trying to figure out what a plant was when I came across a seed sharing forum and they were mentioning daylily seeds. Daylily seeds? Now that intrigued me. So here’s a site where they talk about it and it has a link to a seed sharing site also.
I’ve had a lot of volunteer pine trees, crape myrtles, yaupon hollies pop up in my yard. But I haven’t done much in propagating my own flower seeds to create new batches. Until a couple of friends began sending me some of theirs. But now, I’ve tried to propagate yellow ligustrum by sticking the branches I needed to trim back in the yard, and yep, some of them are beginning to take hold and leaf out.
I’ve tried this with roses, and haven’t had much success, but I think I’m going to give it a shot again. I really love seeing the new plant take hold and I don’t even need to go out and buy another!
Another idea I hadn’t thought of was cross pollination and creating your own cultivar! Just think! You could create a beautiful cultivar of your own, name and register it. Shapeshifter Goddess. That would be the name of my beautiful cultivar. lol
Still doggy sitting. Kids didn’t get in until really late last night. Even with running dogs in an out all day yesterday, I managed to get 4,000 words. Still 26,000 word behind from my original goal. (Due to stopping to write a novella, edit a book, and proof another–I have to remind myself.)
But yesterday, I kept noticing that every time I went out with the dogs, one or two at a time, a female cardinal was having fits. Normally, they fly off, but this time, she just kept chirping at all of us. So late last night while I was working on my computer, I saw two of them in the rosebush. I was thinking they were the momma and baby, but they’re two babies, their beaks not orange yet. The feeder is above them, but empty. The squirrels knocked all the food out of them on the ground, and they’ve claimed the feeders and the food on the ground for their own. lol
Tenacious little baby birds. Normally, the adult cardinals just fly off when the other birds come to eat–the blue jays, woodpeckers, mockingbirds, and doves. But these baby females are hungry and momma and daddy told them this food was for them.
Okay, hoping the kids don’t sleep in too late and come and pick up their furbabies soon. I’m trying for 3,000 a day to try and catch up. My goal is normally 2,000 a day. But now I have to write two more novellas, so I need to get cracking.
Have a beautiful day! We had a great storm yesterday, supposed to rain today, but it looks clear now. Hope to get some more baby bird pictures when it’s a little lighter out!
Remember, even if you’re trying to get stuff done, notice the wonders of life around you. It’s amazing what goes on outside of us.
Okay, I finally put together a picture of all the covers coming out this year.
Next year, I’ll have the Wolff Brothers story come out, Legend of the White Wolf 10th Anniversary, Seduced by the Wolf 10th Anniversary, Wolf Fever 10th Anniversary, Billionaire She-Wolf, and Red Wolf Christmas.
Which means? I have to finish writing Billionaire, halfway done, write two of the novellas for two of the 10th Anniversary books, the third one is done, and Red Wolf Christmas. I can do it.
But I have to get back to work! Have fun with your weekend! I’m dog sitting too–the corgis are back until late tonight.
Thanks for the delightful review for: SEAL Wolf Surrender, Mandy!!
SEAL WOLF SURRENDER is a fun and thrilling tale about tracking down bad
guys and falling in love. Terry Spear excels at telling a story about
family and mates working as a team. Brock’s cousin Shawn is an
entertaining secondary character and general sweetie, so I hope to read
his story one day soon. I look forward to Terry Spear’s next paranormal
romance.” http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=68484 —Mandy Owen
Sixth in bestseller Terry Spear’s SEAL Wolf series. No wolf is safe, the stakes are high, and the chemistry is off the charts.
Okay, I’m still trying to finish proofing Destiny of the Wolf’s 10th Anniversary book. I finished Destiny, but am working on the novella that was added. So I’m getting to the end, then it’s back to Billionaire. I hated missing word count yesterday. I had hoped to get 3,000. I had 98 words. *sigh*
I also have the corgis coming so I can dog sit through late Saturday night.
*sigh* *sigh*. That’s a double sigh.
I finally changed out my FB header with the new cover. I can’t seem to get caught up. I need to change the book covers on the one under my signature line too. If I were a millionaire, I’d have it all done for me. But then…what would the fun be in that???
Back to the novella. I need to get this turned in so I can get back to Billionaire! Have a super wonderful day!!!
No wolf is safe in USA Today bestseller Terry Spear’s new installment of the SEAL Wolf series.
Never be so foolish as to fall for the enemy…
Special wolf agent Jillian Matthews has joined the jaguar-run United
Shifter Force to track down a deadly criminal. She’s even willing to
work with PI Vaughn Greystroke—until the hot, growly SEAL wolf makes the
mistake of getting in her way. Naturally, she shoots him. Who could
Vaughn Greystroke has always worked alone. But when a string of
attempted murders puts him in the crosshairs, teaming up with the
Shifter Force begins to sound like a good idea. Even if he has to work
with alluring—and potentially treacherous—Jillian Matthews. Vaughn is a
trained SEAL, after all. He can surely keep his distance from Jillian…no
matter how much she’s getting under his skin.
SEAL Wolf Series:
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing (Book 1)
A SEAL Wolf for Christmas (Book 2)
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Book 3)
SEAL Wolf in Too Deep (Book 4)
SEAL Wolf Undercover (Book 5)
Having an awful time getting connected to my internet this morning. Just wanted to post this. Ended up writing 3,000 words on Billionaire on my babysitting day. Woohoo!
Took pictures of the books that came in for SEAL Wolf Surrender that releases in 10 days. I also have to proof Destiny of the Wolf for the re-release 10th Anniversary. *sigh* I think I’m catching up on my word count and then another thing saps my time.
Okay, I’m off to feed the dogs who wonder why I didn’t feed them two hours ago. Sometimes, life gets in the way.
I wrote 4400 yesterday! But I’m still behind. I need to write that every day (which won’t happen), to catch up. Unless…I have great ideas that keep carrying me forward. Wish…wish. But the toddler should be here any minute, and that shoots that down for today anyway!
Okay, I’m off to get ready for her–dogs put away until she gets in the house and has her breakfast and then we go from there. It’s cool this morning, wish it would always be this way through the hot summers, and 85 later today, so we’ll get some more wading pool time in.
On and off, I was playing around with a family tree for one of my character families. I’m going to try and make one for each of the cougar shifters because I have fans that play their characters in a FB group. How cool is that?
I had Keira here yesterday, so I was taking her for a walk, she was actually walking the whole way, needed to wear her out, and then we went shopping, and she feel asleep for 2 1/2 hours, and then we played in the sprinkler and Grandmomma got as wet as the toddler, only I wasn’t wearing a bathing suit, and then she played in the wading pool. And her momma was late picking her up, so I only managed about 600 words on the book. *sigh* I was trying for a 1,000 at least.
So when I went to blog this morning, I had to mention a pet peeve I’ve mine: changing something that’s not broken. So WordPress has changed something that forces me to take another step. I used to just select one thing and write my blog. Now I have to go to Write and then select which WordPress site I want to write on. If I wanted to write on one of the others, I would have opened up those sites. Another step doesn’t sound like much, but when I’ve got an active toddler here, or piranha dogs, yes, my little fluff balls are like piranhas, then it takes away from what I should be doing….uhm, writing, catching up, not catching up. Not only that, but look at all the time I wasted talking about my pet peeve?
I just had to get that off my chest. Now I can go on with my life.
Did I mention that a woman nearly pulled out in front of me at the grocery store and would have caused a car wreck?
She was stopped at the stop sign. I was watching her. I thought she wasn’t going anywhere.
She. Was. Stopped.
But she looked right and then saw no cars were coming, she pulled out.
Right. In. Front. Of. Me.
I was going really slow, parking lot, but I still had to slam on my brakes to avoid hitting her because I wasn’t stopping. Because I wasn’t supposed to. I expected her to look left, to see me, like any good driver would do. But she didn’t. She just pulled out, and at that point, I was only inches from her!
I hit my horn, which was a lame thing to do because she was already in my way and not stopping. She looked at me like she just couldn’t believe a car was inches from her passenger door. Like, how did I suddenly materialize next to her car?
Look BOTH ways, lady! Cars drive BOTH ways. The good thing was I didn’t hit her. And the second good thing was it was a valuable reminder to her to look both ways, because if I’d been like some of the drivers in parking lots, I would have been driving faster and hit her. Well, yes, of course, if I’d been speeding through the parking lot, I might have passed her before she pulled out, but who knows, right?
Okay, got that off my chest. Now I’m free to write. lol!
Granddaughter’s on her way and I’m sort of running this morning. Had to shut the computer down to get my internet to work.
These are a pretty purplish daylily that are having a field day! And the other is a watercolor version of them.
I’m WAY behind on word count on Billionaire because of having to edit the other book and write the novella, sooooo, I have to get cracking. 30,000 done, 50,000+ to go, and it’s due July 1st. At 2,000 a day on days I don’t have my granddaughter, it’s going to be tight, again. Next book, I’ll finally have more time. I hope. In July, I have another release, and that means more promo, and I haven’t even worked on the promo for the book releasing this month. Ugh.
Have a super, lovely day. I think I hear my granddaughter at the door!