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Do You Notice the World Around You…

Even in the dark?

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Terry Spear

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

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Bears and Birds

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This is a yellow mohair bear and the last I’ll be making for a little while.

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Dove trying to chase off cowbirds (blackbirds). The cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds’ nests so that the other birds will take care of the cowbirds’ and not their own.

So I was glad the dove won out.

Back to the book. Doing edits this morning, which means not really adding a lot. Take out, add some, take out….etc, etc, etc. But it’s necessary!

Have a lovely day!!

Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

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Wilde & Woolly Bears: http://www.celticbears.com

I Am in Charge…

Right.

I’m trying to do my taxes, make bears, and write a book. Which means, the taxes are a necessary evil, and if I were in charge, I wouldn’t be doing them.

Making bears, yes, they’re fun. Writing the book, it’s on deadline, so again, I’m not in charge. The deadline is. Not to mention my characters are presenting scenes to me while I’m trying to do other things…like sleep…and so guess who else is in charge???

Minky Bear is a faux mink bear. The one with the suede paws is a little easier to see, and Ivory is a champagne mohair bear.

Then the puppies. Aww, my adorable puppies. I’m supposed to be the alpha, but until I feed them this morning, they will keep hounding me, which means I finally gave in, so, you can see who is in charge.

I am over halfway done on Flight of the White Wolf, yay! And I sewed up a lilac bear for a Mother’s Day bear, which is just the beginning, and finished a golden mohair last night. But it is pouring this morning and still too dark to take a decent outdoor picture.

Off to the book! It’s pouring, the temperature dropped from when I first got up at 5 am, but the thunder seems to have moved off. Uhm, as the sky lightens up with lightning and it immediately thunders after that, my mistake.

Have a wonderful day. I love rain. So it’s a great vampire day. Even if I’m writing about Arctic wolves.

Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

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Wilde & Woolly Bears: http://www.celticbears.com

Cropping Life

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Okay, so say the experts that you should use the Rule of Thirds for cropping, for the most part. So I thought that meant your subject should be in one of the boxes that bordered the photo. One site said the important object should be in the cross hairs. Now, another had said the eyes in a portrait should be above the middle line, if it’s a centered portrait, so maybe it doesn’t have to be in the cross hairs. What do I know?

In the first photo, the dove is in the left box of the Rules of Thirds. The second, it’s on the cross hairs. Which seems like a better crop to you?

Cropping photos is like cropping stories. Getting the meat of the story/picture out there. Sharing what’s relevant and beautiful, not convoluted and boring.

I used to write in a diary–but so much of life needs to be cropped out. 🙂 It’s boring, dull, just the same-oh, same oh… When I tossed my diaries, I tossed a lot of interesting bits of life too. Stuff I couldn’t remember if I wanted to.

I remember listening to an author talk about how he journaled and how seeing something happen, capturing it in words right then and there was important because a year down the road, two years, ten years, the details were gone. Vaporized. The general gist of it he could remember, sure. But the details are what make the scene vivid. Real. Because it was real.

Do you ever listen to someone telling a story, and you so want them to get to the point??? To cut out all the extraneous details?

To crop or not to crop…or where to crop…that is the question!

Tara Lasher’s site has a free giveaway of a Macbook, so be sure and enter! http://contest.taralesher.com/ref/k5200871/

Have a great one!

Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Wilde & Woolly Bears: http://www.celticbears.com

The Next Time You’re Reading a Book…

…just imagine all the wonderful tales you can take part in. You see, you could be reading and along comes a shifter wolf, but he didn’t move quick enough and the cougar got the girl.

And so begins my tale.

It’s also a cautionary tale. Whosoever waits can easily lose out. Don’t wait, seize the day.

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Oh, and this is the original picture I used for the composited picture (free from Unsplash). Also a blue misty woods background, the wolf, sun’s rays, and a butterfly. 🙂 ❤ I did a lot of curves manipulation to change the blue misty woods into something more green to match the foreground better. 🙂 ❤

I got my word count, should have the book halfway done by this weekend. 🙂 43,000 words to go.

Oh, and, I’ve been taking courses on compositing at Tara Lasher’s site and she now has a free giveaway of a Macbook, so be sure and enter! http://contest.taralesher.com/ref/k5200871/

Well, it’s time to get back to work. Hope you have a beautiful day!!

Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Wilde & Woolly Bears: http://www.celticbears.com

Cougar’s Mate–99 Cents for Limited Time

99 Cents for Limited time!! 🙂 If you haven’t picked up the hot cougar, you know you want him. 🙂

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Cougar’s Mate: Instinct told her to run…

Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is even worse. Now she’s on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn’t bad enough, a deputy sheriff hunts her down while she’s running as a cougar and trying to survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter what she’s done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she’s sure she will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive?

Chase Buchanan—as wilderness cabin resort owner, former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of Yuma, Colorado that boasts a love of cougars—is tasked to track down a cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she’s a shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she’s on the run. When he takes her in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human kind of predator years earlier, he’s not letting Shannon’s hunters kill her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then losing her as well?
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Nice pussy cat, but believe me, he’s eyeing you as a meal. 🙂 ❤

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” – Richard Bach

This could be said about a professional anything. 🙂 ❤

It poured rain here this morning, nothing in the forecast to say we’d have rain! But that’s great. We need it.

Have a great day!

Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Wilde & Woolly Bears: http://www.celticbears.com

 

On a Stormy Day…

Max and Tanner had to help me write. The thunder was right overhead, so they joined me on my lap, but I still had to write. 🙂 ❤  I managed 3,000 words even at that!

Shipping St. Patrick’s Day bear and some books to fans today, and just generally running around trying to get things done. It’s time to spring clean.

I went through my closet, and though I’m getting rid of some stuff, I need to get rid of TONS more stuff that I NEVER wear. 🙂

Same with anything else in the house that I don’t use. I need to pare down.

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Terry Spear

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

Connect with Terry Spear:

Website: http://www.terryspear.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear

Wilde & Woolly Bears: http://www.celticbears.com