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White Tiger and Soldier Meerkats

I have to say that some of the reason I was able to capture so many beautiful pictures was that the Fort Worth Zoo was truly  beautiful. With gorgeous settings, hand-painted backgrounds, and active animals, I was really fortunate. This tiger had a lovely enclosure to explore, waterfall and all. He/she was up above when I captured the first shot, but moving down below in the next photo and the background/foreground of the woods and rocks and leaves made it magical.

So I’m up to 12,000 + on My Highlander. I was supposed to have that by today, so doing great! NaNoWriMo encourages writers to write 50,000 words in a month during November. To get daily word count, no matter how many words that is. 100 words? You nailed it. So yesterday was one of my “off” days, meaning I didn’t have to write anything, having had to take care of grandbaby all day, but I managed to get 3,000 words last night. See? I just need to challenge myself sometimes. This makes me even more accountable.

Before I began to take care of my granddaughter, I would write 2,000 words a day at minimum, so 50,000 words in a month was no problem. I’d normally make much more. I want to get 3,000 again today. I have nothing else I HAVE to do, so maybe more. The problem is getting stuck. If I get stuck on where I’m going with the story…then word count won’t come. Leaving the story at a cliff hanger helps me to get started though first thing, and I have a great cliff hanger for myself this morning.

One puppy is curled up on my lap, the other asleep on the floor. They both want to eat, but they’re giving me a break, so I’ll write until they won’t let me, hunger pangs winning out. 🙂

 

Here are some of my favorite Meerkats. The one was at Disney World, the moody ones at the Fort Worth Zoo, and the bottom ones in San Diego Zoo. It’s not so much the animals that appealed, though they are adorable, but the settings and the interaction. The ones at the San Diego Zoo were moving around a lot, but I managed to capture that shot of the two of them. And there were more at Disney, but all in hiding, while the one stood as the sole soldier sentry.

I’m off to write! Hope you have a fun day!!

Terry

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Meerkat, African Wild Dog, Yellow Nest Weaver…

What do they have in common? I took the pictures. lol

And they were all at Animal Kingdom. 🙂

Usually meerkats are curious and protective and will turn to face you. At least all the places I’ve ever seen them. But here, she just posed most elegantly in the shadows of her home–with her back to me. Loved the home they had for them. The African wild dog would not position himself so I could get a better shot of something more than his ears. 🙂 This was on the bus ride, so I couldn’t move around to get a better picture.

And the yellow nest weavers were really, really busy. I was having a hard time getting a clear shot of what they looked like. I’d never seen them before. On the picture with the nests, there’s one working on a nest at the bottom of it.

Okay, have baby again today, so trying to get my blog done and some writing done. I did catch up on 2400 words yesterday, and am still 600 short, with another 2,000 to do today. BUT, even though I just turned in Heart of the Wolf edits, I received Flight of the Wolf edits last night. Soooo, I will be behind again. I have another book that should be coming back for first line edits soon–All’s Fair in Love and Wolf.

In the meantime, my publisher is making up a glossy brochure of my books to take to the book fair in Germany in October! Oktoberfest! Yay!! It doesn’t mean they’ll sell to foreign rights, but wouldn’t it be fun if they did???

Okay, off to write before the baby comes. 🙂

Terry

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