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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.

What about you?st-patricks-day-bear-different-background-900

Terry Spear

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

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Full Moon & Solar Garden Light

moon-0900-16I still want to take better pictures of the moon, but this was as good as I got last night.bird-solar-ball-900-004I accidentally used a flash on the first picture, but I hadn’t seen the crystal ball glowing, and so when I was out looking for the full moon last night, I saw the glowing solar garden ball, no moon. Not at first.

glowing-crystal-ball-900-013Without the flash, the glowing ball colors the fence and trees with blue light.

max-and-tanner-bath-tongues-out-900-004And the puppies were groomed for the party tomorrow, but now it’s pouring rain out and will be through Monday. Which means their fluffed out hair is now in curls again. 🙂  But at least they’re clean and their faces are trimmed.

baby-bear-for-party-900-010I also finished up the teddy bear for baby. She’s wearing my daughter’s Mad Hatter hat.

I’m off to work on Flight of the White Wolf! I’m behind on word count, but hope to catch up on Sunday.

Have a super day. I’m glad for the rain. We really needed it.

Terry Spear

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

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I Bet YOU Can’t Do This

max-licking-his-nose-groomers-900-064-recovered wolf-tongue-bokeh-background-640x427jaguar-licking-himself-and-tongue-text-800x533tiger-with-bone-tongue-out-text-600x400aviator-max-sticking-tongue-out-900Sometimes doing the impossible is worth it! Sometimes it isn’t!

Okay, so my grass is dying out in patches and I couldn’t figure out why. I have an automatic sprinkler. I kept meaning to check it out, so this morning, I finally remembered, and guess what?

Yep, it was OFF. No wonder my grass is dying in patches. But at least it’s an easy fix. I couldn’t have auto sprinklers anywhere else I’ve lived, so as long as they work, and I’ve turned them on for auto…it’s great!

Maybe it will rain again though. 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Terry Spear

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

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Double Cougar Trouble is Done!

I’m still rereading to catch errors before I send it off to my beta readers. I was adding some things last night, and when I add, I always insert new mistakes. 🙂  So now I’m in final read this morning.

But my daughter and son’s grandfather died and my daughter is leaving her corgis off with me today, and I’ll have them for the weekend. I have my first podcast to do this afternoon. So with all the distraction, I might be thwarted. But I’m trying to read this before the craziness begins. I also have an RWA meeting to go to on Saturday, and a luncheon to go to on Sunday…but I hope to have this finished before all that comes up.

Yesterday, I HAD to go into town to get groceries. I was nearly out of potatoes. Is it my Irish background that craves them??? I also needed to take back a dog harness that I tried and tried and tried to figure out. I had gotten a different also, really easy, and fits the puppies just fine, so I needed to return it and get the other so I can walk both dogs when it gets COOL out again. So…that was it. Oh, and gas. I reach the brand new pet store and it has a sign out about grooming. And I think to myself, it would be nice to have the puppies groomed every once in a while. I brush them 2-3 times a day, but it about breaks my back to bend over the bathtub to wash both of them. And she was $20 less than another place I had checked with that is farther away.

tanner-groomer-900-068max-groomers-900-065She trimmed their nails, pulled hair out of their ears, or at least, maybe Max’s. He doesn’t grow much in his ears and I keep after it. But Tanner won’t hold still, so I need to work on his some more still. But the puppies smell nice, though Max was trying to rub off the nice smell. Tanner always poses for the camera. Max is going through a shy phase.

Still, it meant grabbing groceries and gas, running home, finding the puppies’ shot records, running them in, and then an hour and twenty minutes, she called me to say they were done. I hadn’t even had time to finish lunch. But I was glad to have them washed and fluffy for a day. 🙂

I’m not doing preorders on Double Cougar Trouble. When it’s finished completely, I’ll make it available for sale. 🙂

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Trouble doesn’t always come in twos.

Jack Barrington still has an army obligation that takes him away from the woman who had enchanted him when they were both in college, but Dottie Hamilton refuses to marry a man in the military because of the problem of raising cougar shifter cubs in foreign lands and the worry he may be killed while overseas like her cousin was, leaving a wife and three little ones behind. When Jack returns home to see his family and Dottie’s only living relative, her aunt, she convinces Dottie to bring her twins home to see her—and to see him. Jack has two-and-a-half weeks to convince Dottie to wait for him while he finishes his last three months on active duty. And learns the truth. Dottie’s twins are his own flesh and blood.

Dottie has made a lot of mistakes in her life, including marrying a man to call the father of her children, who turns out to be an arms’ dealer. When Jack returns to her after finishing his army obligation, he’s determined to prove he’s the mate she needs in her life, and he has every intention of being the father to his four-year old twins. But now criminal deeds of Dottie’s dead, ex-husband have come back to haunt her. And she and Jack and their cougar friends will have to ban together to stop the arms’ dealers before they destroy what the cougars hold dear.

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Tiger Swallowtail

Tiger Swallowtail

And yesterday, I had one of these huge, beautiful butterflies flittering about, so I had to take some shots.

So I’m off like a herd of turtles to read over the book again!

Have a great TGIF!!

Terry Spear

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

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On Yesterday’s Walk…

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Wild grasses

Sometimes something that might be overlooked can make an interesting picture. I love wild grasses. As long as they’re not growing in my yard. But on a wilderness walk, they add interest to the landscape.

sun-rays-fountain-fall-900-029Sun flare and can you see our fall colors? No? Well, see the three or four orange leaves? That’s it!

great-blue-herron-900-076A great blue heron! I love reflections in the water, and it was especially nice to capture the great blue heron in the water. Now, I had Tanner with me, and he was soooooo good. Whenever I stop to take pictures, he lies down for a rest. Luckily, he didn’t see the herons. Well, and luckily I didn’t scare them off either.

white-and-great-blue-herrons-900-078You can see the white heron in the background.

rainbow-fountain-900-052And I’d taken a number of pictures of the fountain from the other side, but when I was leaving, I figured I’d had enough shots of the fountain and was just going to walk on by. But I glanced at it anyway, and saw the rainbow. I had to take several steps back to capture it, and rainbows move and fade, so I took several shots, hoping to capture it before it faded. These were so much better than the others I had gotten at a different fountain because the backdrop was so much better.

tanner-lying-on-ground-while-im-taking-pictures-900-016Tanner being an angel. When I was taking pictures of the pink fountain grass, he was lying down in the shade. He is really good about this. As soon as I start taking pictures in a spot, he lies down and waits for me to finish. I just step on his leash so he doesn’t wander off or chase something, and then snap away. Both of the dogs will do this together too, but my problem is when someone comes to walk by us if they’ve got another dog. So it’s just easier to deal with one, trying to train them to behave while on a walk.

pink-fountain-grass-and-fountain-900-018I love the pink fountain grasses, and figure they’ll begin to fade, so wanted to get another shot before they’re no longer pretty like this.

Okay, got to write. I had a million things going on yesterday, including the two-mile walk (beautiful, cool weather), and so need to get focused on figuring out the plot for the next White Wolf Book, did a lot of brainstorming yesterday on it, and keep up with the word count on Cougar Trouble.

Have a super, fun day!!!

Terry Spear

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

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Photographing People

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Or at least my daughter. So in the first one, I was using a 300mm, and in the 2nd one, a prime 85mm. The 2nd one is much clearer on my 2nd photo shoot of her and it still has a lot of the light from the sun bouncing off her hair. I’m going to turn this into a more fantasy setting so I had her petting the air. 🙂  Years ago, we were at the Renaissance fair and I took a bunch of pictures of her and used one for the cover of Shadow Elf. Everyone loved the picture, though it was really awful as far as quality for a cover. So I’m hoping to use her photo in a new book that I’m writing in the series. 🙂  She’s pregnant, so I’m also photographing the progress of her baby bump for her, lol, and so I want to get as many pictures of her that don’t show the baby bump for the teen books. lol

Though I probably will do one of her as a pregnant fairy later. 🙂 Not for a teen book, just for fun.

So one of the things I failed to do and am FINALLY getting around to doing, and it’s taken me 3 days to do is add links to sales sites on my book list in the books to make it easier for anyone interested in any of the other books to buy. I’m STILL working on it. It will probably take a couple of more days.  I love the Vellum program, which can only be used on MAC, but I needed that to upload to Apple, soooo, with that, I need to put my doc in the Vellum program, then I had to make a template of book links, then had to put that in every book I already have on Vellum, which means on iBooks (I still haven’t uploaded some to iBooks)…and that was a major job. Some was because, horrors, I didn’t have all my links for the different sales sites for each book (have over 60), on their book pages. And, some of the links I did have were broken, for some reason. And then because I use my PC, not my MAC for all my writing, I didn’t have updated covers uploaded to my Vellum for 3 of the books, so need to go back and do that.

Then I get a message from one of the sales sites this morning that my keywords don’t reflect the title. Well, that’s not true at all! And it flew before. Soooo, I took out one and replaced it with another. We’ll see what happens next. But I have to jump back and forth between computers to fix all this stuff. Will it help sales? I hope so. If not, at least I feel I’ve done what I’ve needed to in forever. And I’m glad I updated my website at the same time. Now, the reason I don’t have all the links posted to sales sites is because when I have a new book out, some sites are slower to upload than others. And I forget to go back in and add the ones that aren’t listing the title until later. 🙂 But also, I had some books coming, that are out now, some that I wasn’t able to write because of other deadlines, and so needed to fix those too. So it’s all good.

Now, I keep telling myself that when I have a new book out and new links, it’s going to be less of a rigmarole to update, because I’ll only be adding one title and its new links. But I will sill have to update ALL the books, and reupload All the books. There’s no easy way around it.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

In the meantime, also, I’m critiquing my friend’s book, finishing White Wolf Christmas. I’m finished with the story, but still need 5,000 word count, and I’m going through from beginning to end to smooth out scenes and make corrections because as I’m writing, I change my mind about things and then some of the earlier stuff doesn’t mesh. Oh, and Find and Replace can be your friend or your enemy. Did you know that if you replace Mark with Jim, it can create all kinds of havoc? Yep. As in rejimable. Remarkable? And rejim. Remark. And highmarking, highjiming. Yep.

Highmarking refers to snowmobilers racing up a hill to see who can create the highest mark in the snow before they can’t go any higher and then the next guy tries to beat it.  So I have a fun, very important scene, about that in White Wolf Christmas.

I’m also a featured guest today, talking about Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing, and creating bears, because it’s a book and craft’s blog. I met Tamye at the Coastal Magic Conference this year and look forward to seeing her again next year! She’s done a BEAUTIFUL job putting the post together. It might be a little while before it appears…but the link will work in a bit. She thought we should get together around 10 for our tea/coffee time. She’s the sweetest!

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My son is coming the first week of October to visit and pick up his puppy. He’s been in Alaska working hard with his AF buddies.

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blaine-in-glacier-alaska-900x506Yes, he has. Long hours, but when they have a chance to get away, they’ve been having a ball. Now….he can’t share work pictures, so he has to show something for his time, and besides, who wants to share work photos anyway? We all want to share fun photos!

Mishka

Mishka

Max

Max

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Tanner

These were taken inside with low light from the window, no other light, and a flash. They turned out great with the 85mm.

Okay, I’ve really, really got to get back to work updating books, critiquing, playing with pictures, and writing the book. There are just not enough hours in the day! Don’t you agree?
Happy TGIF!!!
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

Connect with Terry Spear:

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Will the New Sunflower Make It?

Timeline CoverI was trying to make a new FB timeline cover to show off the 5 free books right now with my publisher. I tried a neat forest background for wolves, you know, but it’s too busy with the busy covers.

Max Tanner new sunflower, text (800x533) (2)sunflower Tanner ate 600x400bumblee on sunflower, macro, textThere is a reason to have sunflower seeds, and Tanner is not one of them! Even though he thinks he is.  Will the new sunflower survive?

Only time will tell….

Have a super day!

Terry

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

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