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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!

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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.”

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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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Next Year Will Be a Decade!

Next year, I’ll have been with my publisher for 10 years. I’m one of the first who signed with Sourcebooks. And they’re going to redo two of my covers.

White Wolf and Heart of the Wolf giveaways 002 (1280x853).jpg glitter and suns raysHeart of the Wolf was my first book with them and it made Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year for a mass marketed book. Only 5 make it a year, and they’d never had a book make that, nor have they since. I thought everyone who was published, who was really big time, made that. What did I know. I was a total newbie. So I mentioned it on a published author loop and people were asking me how I got that. lol  So in celebration, they’re supposed to be redoing the cover of Heart of the Wolf and I need to add something to it. They’re also going to do a special new cover for Legend of the White Wolf, my 3rd book in the series, because I’ll be doing a white wolf series within the series and they want them more uniform.

They were brand new at the business of romance at the time, so they didn’t quite have the feel for what a winning cover should look like. But now they make the most beautiful covers, so I’m excited. Heart of the Wolf has a beautiful wolf, but I never liked the gray headless torso. And Legend of the White Wolf is more of an illustration, and doesn’t fit with the rest of the series.

I made USA Today Bestseller for my ninth release, A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing. And I just made Romantic Times Top Pick for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing, along with two big hitters, Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon. That is a huge deal. Especially for me. So super excited! 🙂 ❤

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But now I’m pulling my head back out of the clouds…

clouds sunrise before Dallas (1280x853) rays overlayand getting back to the book. Because none of this happens unless I’m writing away.

It’s sooooo hot here, but I’m glad to have the puppies to cuddle again. 🙂

puppies playing 027 (1280x1035)Have a great day! 🙂

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Sugar Baby Watermelons!

watermelon 005 (640x427)watermelon 001 (427x640)watermelon 002 (640x427)watermelon 007 (640x427) watermelon 008 (640x427)Five of them! Have you ever been looking for something–constantly, and never see it right in front of your eyes? I’ve been checking the watermelon plant over constantly, and I only just saw the 5 watermelons on the plant, when they had to have been growing there for a few days. Aren’t they the cutest, hairiest little things? I’ve never grown them before–can you tell?–which is why I didn’t know exactly what would happen. I thought the flower would produce the watermelon like with tomato plants or bell pepper plants, but instead, the watermelon is behind the flower and then the flower dies off.

The same thing happened with my other bell pepper plants. All of a sudden, they are filled with peppers!

bell peppers (2) (640x495)bell peppers (640x427)And the tomato plants keep producing.

tomatoes (640x427) (2)I’m still eagerly awaiting the kaleidoscope butterfly plant to burst into bloom.

kaleidoscope butterfly bush (640x427) (2)It’s supposed to be all different colors. And I wait, and I watch, and I wait, and I watch….

And of course if I’m taking pictures of something, Max has to check it out too. Must be something really important.

max and the butterfly bush (640x427)And I was excited to capture a shot of my first butterfly–a black swallowtail. Now, it wasn’t easy. He was flying so fast and not sitting still on anything and I was whipping my camera around, trying to focus on him. So first shot out of four (the other three, he was gone), and I caught a blurry one of him. But still cool because I could identify him. Maybe he’ll land sometime and I can get a better shot. There are a couple of others I’ve seen. One looks like a Monarch, and the other, not sure. It was all orange, probably had some markings, but moved too fast.

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I’m off to revise more on Between a Wolf and a Hard Place. 65 pages done, 140 to go. So making progress. 🙂

Have a super wonderfully magnificent day!!!

Terry

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

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Mine!

Tanner and the balloon (640x505)“Mommy said I could have the balloon to play with. Really.” ~~ Tanner

puppies and balloon 017 (640x468)“Now that it’s not floating in the air, I can really sink my teeth into it!”

puppies and balloon 019 (640x427)“Yes, it’s mine! Conquered!”

puppies and balloon 020 (640x427)“Don’t even think of it, Max. It’s mine!”

 

puppies and balloon 021 (640x427)“Mommy, tell Max it’s mine!”

puppies and balloon 029 (640x427)“I am wolf. Hear me growl.”

puppies and balloon 031 (640x255)“You did not try to steal that from me!”

puppies and balloon 032 (640x265) (2)“Mine!”

And then…it was mine again.

6,000 words to go on SEAL Wolf Undercover! Still need to write 3 blogs for promo for Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing. And proof A Very Jaguar Christmas. New book title for Loving the Silver Wolf is Between a Wolf and Hard Place.

Have a super great day!

Terry

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

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Feed ME!

daddy cardinal feeding baby (640x442) feed me mockingbird (640x445)All pictures 1781My puppies look so calm here, but really??? They go crazy to get brushed so they can be fed. Then they go to Place. And then they are fed. 🙂

Have a super day!

Terry

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

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Mama and Papa Cardinal

Mom and Pop Cardinal

Mom and Pop Cardinal

I’m sure they have a nest nearby. They were at the feeder constantly today all day long. They only stopped eating for a little bit while a blue jay ate there and a red-bellied woodpecker.

red bellied woodpecker tossing seeds (640x427)The red-bellied woodpecker is tossing seeds, like a finicky eater. Instead of just digging for what he wants, he throws the other seeds out of the tray. I think this one’s smaller than the other I had.

purple party bear (608x640)I finished up a Purple Party Bear that’s ready to ship along with 2 other bears, and another that belongs next door. 🙂

While I was working on the bear, the puppies were totally worn out.

Max and Tanner tired (640x427)What a life, eh?

And!!! I kept up with my word count. 🙂 ❤

Have a great day!

Terry

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

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