Archive | January 2017

Clutter

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I was trying to capture the female cardinal, showing off the other cardinals too. Do you see the red blur in the back? The cardinals were all over the branches. But the female was partially hidden in the branches too. Which proves my point. They were all in the branches, their “hiding” place.

But this is also cluttered because of the branches and headless bird and bottomless female. lol

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Better. uncluttered. Whole bird. Watching me.

Life can get cluttered too. Do you ever find you’re doing way too much and you need to simplify things?

Writing can get that way too. Too much stuff. Trim it down.

The puppies can get that way. They don’t shed, so I need to unclutter their fur. Brush them to remove the mats so that they’re all pretty again.

Clutter. It isn’t pretty. It’s time to go.

So I was putting out the trash this morning, and I saw grass in my flower beds. Oh, no! So I started pulling it and then I think I pulled something that might be an emerging flower. Oops.

Remember to remove only what needs to be removed and not the stuff you need. 🙂

Have a clutter-free day!!

Terry Spear

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

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I Said No!

I agreed to give an author a quote who asked me a while back, despite all the deadlines I’m still on. But I look forward to reading her book at the end of the month. It sounds like a lot of fun.

But I said No! to a boxset that an author approached me on because I just can’t keep saying yes. To everything. 🙂  Plus, it’s really important if I’m going to do it, if it’s the same genre. I don’t think any of them write paranormal. Some readers love to read everything. Raising hand here. But some have specific genres they love. So it’s better to be in a specific genre.

I was in one once where we had a futuristic story, and some paranormal readers felt gypped. There were 21 stories in the boxset for only 99 cents! Just one was futuristic. lol

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Is that me, or is someone else looking back at me?–Male cardinal pondering his shadow.

I didn’t meet my word count goal yesterday. 😦 I had lunch with the author who needs a quote and had to pick up more goody bags and stuff for the reader’s convention, then got home and did 1200 words, but needed 2,000. *sigh*

Still puppy sitting, so it’s been trips outside a million times, and hard to concentrate. Just as I get in the zone, I have to stop for more puppy stuff.

Off to the novella! Only 5800 words to go! Must wrap this puppy up!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Terry Spear

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

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Male Cardinal on Seed Sock

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Great tips on cropping photos:  http://www.companyfolders.com/blog/cropping-photos

Seven thousand more words to go on Night of the Wolf! I promised an author I would give her a quote for her book, so we’re having lunch today. I’m going to run and see if I can pick up some “goody” bags for conference too. I had some for another reader game, but now I have to do another. 🙂

Okay, I’m off and running. Didn’t know where to go with story last night, so I started editing what I do have. And some more this morning. Then I had an idea. The problem with my ideas is that they change other stuff. *sigh*

Have a wonderful day! Oh, need to post another blog too. It’s Saturday, right? Not sure how we got here so fast!

Do days sneak up on you too?

Terry Spear

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

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Female Cardinal in Bare Branches

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To attract more birds, it helps to have more vegetation around the feeders so they feel safe. But then it’s harder to take pictures of them, particularly when all the foliage  is out. My yard had only 3 pine trees, so I’m working at supplying the safe haven for the birds. 🙂

Plus, it improves the look of all the wood fencing. And makes it not so echoey when you talk outside. 🙂

I’m puppy sitting, and that means having a time getting anything done in a timely fashion. Need to get back to work on Night of the Wolf. I think I made 3,000 words on it yesterday. Over halfway done. Which meant I kept waking up last night and began thinking about where to go with it next. Do I kill a couple of bad guys? Let them live? Such is the dilemma I was facing at oh-dark-thirty. 🙂

Only 9,000 words left to go. Which is why with shorter writing, things happen so fast! 🙂 And they’re fun to write too.

Have a great one!

Terry Spear

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

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I Am So Far Behind!

Goldfinch considering her next move, Red-bellied woodpecker watching me, goldfinch that insists the sunflower seed is really her size.

I worked on the novella last night for Heart of the Wolf and wrote 4,000 words! I have 8,000 now, and need another 12,000. So I’m nearly halfway there, which means the downhill slide. 🙂 Then it’s back to working on Flight of the Wolf once this is done. Way behind on it. BUT, that’s because I didn’t have all these other deadlines that popped up in the middle of it.

And I need to do the print versions of Galaxy Warrior and Loving the White Bear. And a Letter to Readers for Heart of the Wolf.

So long ways to go. Doggie sitting the corgis for the next several days. And have a reader’s convention to go to. And have 6 books to read for the Ritas.

Okay, so that means I have no time to take pictures.NOT.

Have a great day!!! I’m off to get to the halfway point on Night of the Wolf, until I come up with a better title. That’s the one I had when I started it.

Terry Spear

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

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Loving the White Bear and Galaxy Warrior are Out!

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Loving the White Bear
Jan 2017
Rob MacMathan and his brother and a friend run the White Bear Wilderness Adventures Tour, White Bear, where polar bear shifters have staked a claim. This is their last tour group of the season, but when photojournalist, Alicia Raycroft, touches Rob and envisions what he sees, though her paranormal abilities deal with psychometry, whereas he’s clairvoyant, they’re both stunned. He witnesses a fight with an enraged grizzly; she sees a polar trying to eat her, which he interprets to mean he’s wearing his polar bear coat and trying to save her. In no way can he reveal the truth to her. Yet, just that connection between them pushes them to go beyond his self-imposed boundaries with both a client and a human.
Alicia is fascinated with Rob, not only because he’s rugged and handsome and just as interested in her, he intrigues her like no other man has ever done when her touching him reveals he has abilities like she has. She envisions a white bear coming for her as snow swirls about her in the Alaskan wilderness, yet she’s determined to take this trek even if it’s her last. She believes fate is predetermined and nothing she will do can change the outcome anyway. Alicia and Rob are already headed down one dangerous path, so why not risk a chance at love too? Only he has more dark secrets he’s unwilling to share

Galaxy Warrior
January 2017

Passionate embraces men and women

He’s a fighter pilot fighting the good fight in the Great Galaxy War, but when his spacecraft’s navigation is sabotaged and he’s stuck on an inhospitable desert planet awaiting repairs to his ship, he believes one woman might make his stay on the planet more than…hospitable. But the woman isn’t like any that Quaid Lassiter has ever met. She has secrets that can get him killed.

Zaira Cole is a shapeshifter, a pacifist, and is helping her scientist brother to turn the desert planet green. Her people must find the scrolls to give the High Council legitimacy and solicit help from Quaid Lassiter to train their pilots to fight in the war headed their way when they’ve always been a neutral planet. But she wants him for more than that. It’s mating season, she’s just turned of age, and she’s selected him for her mate. Now all she has to do is convince the Prince of Orion, he wants the same. And so the battle begins.

I’ll add links as I get them. I’m working on the novella for Heart of the Wolf now, then back to Flight of the White Wolf!
Have a terrific day!

Terry Spear

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

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