Archive | November 2017

The Magic of Scotland

The heather and fern were below one of the castles in Scotland. Love the Highland cows.

NaNoWriMo ends today. But in my mind, I “see” this as saying Write More. I’m at 65,000 words on My Highlander and need to finish up the story. I ended up having to babysit last night, so I didn’t write as much as I planned to.

But playing with some of the photos I took in Scotland helps immerse me in the world. I had to run errands today before baby is here again tomorrow and guess what I forgot to do. Post my blog. lol

Off to write. Have a lovely day!!

Terry

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The Woods…

The original woods and then the fun versions using Topaz Labs. I had the baby over and sometimes while she’s sleeping, I can play with photos, but trying to do much of anything else is hard. We do a lot together and have fun though.

If I were writing about the woods, looking at the different pictures, it would evoke different moods for the story. Everything is a picture to me. I wrote 1,000 words last night after baby went home, and when I went to bed, I was thinking of another scene. I could see the Highlanders being angry with the encroaching clan, swords drawn, words spoken.  I was too tired to write it down, and that usually means I forget it by the time I wake up. But, thankfully, I still remember it, so will start with it first thing this morning.

I’m really at the end of the story, so I need to finish it up.

Oh, and so far, it looks like I don’t have a rat problem any longer. Max killed one of them. He’s the white one and so fast. Both Havanese are. They shoot out of the house like bullets, so I have to warn birds before I allow the dogs to leave the house. They’ve caught 3 birds, but that was before I started making them sit before I allow them to leave. They didn’t kill them, but caught them, and I made them release them, then I carried them out front so they could recover and they flew off.

The rats only come out at night, so last night and this morning in the dark, they would be on the feeders. I turn on the porch light and release the dogs. Last night there were none. And none this morning. So I might have found a natural deterrent. 🙂

Off to write!!! Have a wonderful day!

Terry

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Every Photo Tells a Story

The Havanese Whisperer. Inge (pronounced Inga) is a natural with animals. She was reading my book, The Dark Fae, sitting next to her, when Tanner wanted up on her lap. Max, the whiter one, wanted up too. And that was the end of reading and instead, the time for cuddling. Of course, that was time for me to take a picture. I didn’t use a flash or any lighting except for an overhead light. I knew if I opened all the blinds, the dogs would jump up and join me to see what I was doing.

The second picture shows what happens when you take baby for a walk in her stroller. lol

I had lunch with a friend I’d made at a neighborhood craft party and she is studying to get her teacher’s certificate for Texas. She said it was incredibly hard, but I know she can do it. It can take a lot of work, dedication, and drive, but if you really want to reach a goal, that’s what it takes.

I wrote for ten years before I was picked up by a publisher. I wasn’t an overnight success. There was no such thing as epubs or indie publishing at the time. When I was writing my early children’s stories, I had to use a typewriter. There were no personal computers back then. And I didn’t have the fancier typewriter either. You couldn’t turn in anything with any mistakes. Cut and paste meant literally, cutting scenes, sentences out and taping them to places I wanted them to go!

With the advent of computers, the internet for research and finding publishers even, who were looking for submissions, agents who accepted queries from prospective clients, and word processing so that cut and paste was super easy, and INDIE publishing and ebooks were now part of the scene…well, it’s a piece of cake.

Or not. It’s still work. Lots of work. But for me, it’s a lot faster and easier work!

Reach for your goals and succeed. You can do it!

Have a lovely day!!!

Terry

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Rats!!!

Caught using the speedlight. I couldn’t get a picture of them before, could barely see them in the dark, even with the porch light on, without the speedlight. I thought there was only one.

The light above them is the streetlamp on the next street behind me. There were 5 rats that I saw. ugh. If Trixie, my mouser cat was still alive, she’d take care of them. The dogs run all over the yard, but as fast as they are, they don’t seem to be able to catch them.

The rats are eating the birdseed. I may have to stop feeding the birds. 😦

Hoping you have a rat-free day!

Terry

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Great Blue Heron and ?

Great blue heron was so majestic and was so cooperative. I never got a really great shot, but it was beautiful. And then we spotted a tree with orange fruit. What is it? It’s a mystery. 🙂

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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Visiting with Family Before They Leave

A walk in the woods…

Hope you have a lovely weekend!!! After they leave, it’s back to My Highlander for me!

Terry

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

Turkey is on!

Have a great day!

Terry

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