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Back to the Teddy Bears

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St. Patrick’s Day Bear

I just finished one and have to run and ship it today for a newborn, and forgot to take a picture.

I’ve been writing 3,000 words per day on Flight of the White Wolf, so for my break, I had to run into town and get groceries (the fridge was totally bare–and worse, I haven’t had potatoes for a week–that’s the Irish in me talking, and I HAVE to have my potatoes.)

I also went to Old Town Spring for a lunch with ladies, and I wasn’t going to go shopping, I wasn’t. No. Way. *sigh* But I drove all the way down there, and what the heck, I needed to walk all the way back to my car–couldn’t find the cafe, so finally just parked and used my GPS while I was walking. That meant it was a long distance from the car, and a couple of the shops begged me to come and see what they had.  I got my exercise in also.

And found darling props for my Easter bears and a bunny. I also found a book for the baby coming up. You use a flashlight to shine through the circles on the page to see what you can see. Wow, what will they think of next?

Okay, garbage is out. I need to get to work on the story, and then it’s time for running to the post office. 🙂  Oh, and I got a bunch of tulips for the backyard, though now I’m hearing you have to dig them up. Say what? But they were only a $1 for a bag of 10, so I’ll see how they do and hopefully be able to take lots of pretty pictures. I still have about 20 to plant.

And that’s it for chatting. Need to get to work writing! I’ve learned that the story absolutely, unequivocally, without doubt, will not write itself.

Make someone’s day and give them a hug, or make them suspicious. 🙂

Terry Spear

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

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Almost Done with Bear Orders!

Alpaca Bear

Alpaca Bear

Pink Sweater Bear with Tutu

Pink Sweater Bear with Tutu

Purple Sweater Bear

Purple Sweater Bear

Tinsel Bear

Tinsel Bear

These are all for one order. Two more bears–a Steampunk Bear and a Dragon Bear, still to do.

And I finished reviewing Kiss of the Vampire. Waiting on new cover to upload it. This is a small version, so I need a bigger one. 🙂 ❤

New Cover

New Cover

And I’m off to finish up reading over The Vampire…In My Dreams. I’ve got the rights back, so need to get this one done, and then make it available.

New Cover

New Cover

We’re having vampire weather today…cloudy, cold, Gothic. Love it. 🙂

Have a super great Saturday!!! 🙂 ❤

Terry

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

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I got my rights back! So I had to have a new cover made for the book. I really like this and now I have to go through and reread the book, make any changes I want and republish it.

What do you think of the cover?

I also have another book series that I’m having the covers redone on. I haven’t given her the title names, etc so when I can do that, I’ll show those off.

Evelyn Lederman posted this of us at dinner:
At Readers & Ritas. Sat at dinner at a table sponsored by Terry Spear. This is my 4th conference where I have been able to hang with her.
— with Terry Spear.

Table Display at the Readers and Ritas Dinner

Table Display at the Readers and Ritas Dinner

Full Moon

Full Moon

So I was signing books for one of my table guests, Annie Slasher, and Louise said she didn’t want to interrupt, but there was a huge full moon out. So I ran outside to take pictures, and another of my guests, Maria, brought out the stuffed wolf to howl. Hey, we were having fun. What can I say???

Time to run. I’ll be having an author chat with readers at 10:30, lunch, talking about: How Series-Ly Do You Take Yourself at 3, and then a signing at 4. 🙂

Off to get ready for the day.

Have a super great Saturday!

What do you think of the new cover for The Vampire…In My Dreams?

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Raining for Two Days–And That’s Great! More Before and After!

I shipped off nine bears yesterday and finished reading over SEAL Wolf Hunting.  I was up at 3 am to 11 pm and up at 4 am this morning. Argh. I just have too much to do and still have at least 14 bears to make. I’m working on dresses for 5 more Steampunk bears and then once 4 of the bears are dressed, need to sew on their hats and they’re done. I’ll try to ship them out on Friday.

So that’s why I haven’t been doing my blog. Trying to get a million things done, including finally running into town to do errands that I couldn’t do all last week because of the tile guys. Now my water heater isn’t working. I think it’s a fuse that’s blown. I need to get an electrician out to see about the circuit breaker. I think if I turn up the heat on the water heater, it blows the fuse. But if I don’t turn up the heat on the thermostat, my guests have barely any hot water, and I think that’s why I’m having such a time with my dishes getting clean in the dishwasher. Soooo, need to get that taken care of pronto.

This is a picture I took when the cornfields were high and the sky was stormy. I was actually trying to get a shot of the new shrubs and hoping they’d make it. But when I did it, I saw how horrible the driveway looked. I see it all the time, but it’s like I didn’t really see it. Some of it is because of the winds we have and the plowing they do all the time. But also, this has accumulated for about 17 years since my dad passed away. He was always keeping things clean. My mom couldn’t.

Blackened driveway

Blackened driveway

So, that was one of the things I had done. One of the workmen cleaned the driveways and the brick. I’ll have to show a picture of the brick after I take the new one. I thought I had, but I’d only taken of the Before. I’ve tried to hose it down myself, but it just didn’t work without a high-powered washer and they used bleach to also make a difference.

Here is the driveway when it’s clean.

Driveway cleaned

Driveway cleaned

What a difference, eh???

Okay, enough goofing off. Got to read over A SEAL Wolf Hunting one last time, and turn it in. And finish up the Steampunk Bears and show them off. And proof two audiobooks and read over A Silver Wolf Christmas once last time and turn it in. And reread Call of the Cougar again, and publish it. 🙂 ❤

Have a lovely Wednesday! It’s a vampire day. It’s pouring. Speaking of which, not of rain, but of vampires…I’m having two artists redo vampire teen covers for me. 🙂 Will show off when they’re finished. 🙂 ❤

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Finished More Bears! More Bears Ordered! Making My Way Through Edits!

Bear Family

Bear Family

Daddy Bear

Daddy Bear

Momma, Daddy and Baby Bear finished! And the amethyst and blue bears are named for characters in Cora Blue’s books.

Amethyst Bear

Amethyst Bear

Blue Bear

Blue Bear

http://amzn.com/B00NZLORPU. For her underwater shifters. Cora Blu http://amzn.com/1478263490. This is a novella in her underwater series. Max’s girlfriend wanted a sterling rose. This is the perfect cover.

The bears match her covers and then she offers them as giveaways. Really cute.

And more 4 more bears ordered. 🙂 ❤

So I’m off to work on edits on A SEAL Wolf Hunting. On ch 4, but still have up to ch 20 to read through. The tile work is all done, so trying to clean up everything. I still have to move a lot of stuff back into the cabinets and such, but need to clean all the furniture first. I still have a couple of projects to finish up on the porch and the guest bathroom. Hope to get to it before the kids arrive for Thanksgiving. But time is running out and I’ve got so much going on!

And I’m working on Douglas Clan bear, a rainbow bear and an emerald green bear today.  Hope to at least finish the first two and finish making up the green bear. Embroider her paws if I can. Days need to be longer. 🙂

Have a super great Sunday! 🙂  ❤  I’m off to work!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Before! After! Renovating with Tile!

35-year old stained carpeting

35-year old stained carpeting

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Still have some work to do today, then cleaning.

I have 21 bears made up, just need to do the finishing embroidery work, etc. And one in progress, another needs to be cut out, but made up the dragon cloak. 🙂

And I got edits back on A SEAL Wolf Hunting. Editor loved it! So just need to add a few more details on a couple of things, and then I’ve got to turn it back in pronto. Waiting on one more Silver Wolf Christmas beta read, then can turn it in. And one more Call of the Cougar beta read, and can publish. And two audiobooks waiting for review–Huntress for Hire and Her Highland Hero. *sigh*

So far the schedule for the first of the new books is: SEAL Wolf Diving, Feb 2016, She-Wolf Leader (titles to change btw), Jun 2016, and Jaguar Jingle Bells, Oct 2016, and Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing, Feb 2017

And it’s 38 degrees this morning!! It’s cold, but I refuse to turn on the heat. It’s going to be a high of 65 today. That’s the lowest we’ve been this fall. Tomorrow, back to 73 degrees and then 78 the next day.

Have a wonderful Saturday!!! After he’s finished with projects today, I’m going to be doing a lot of cleaning. Dust everywhere. And I’ll be redecorating a bit later. I moved a big cabinet to another location, and so it freed up a wall and need to do something else there. 🙂

So what do you think?

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Off Deadline! On Deadline!

I’m getting ready to turn in A Silver Wolf Christmas, just waiting on my final beta reader. It’s due Nov 1. I think someone made a mistake because last time I checked, that’s Saturday. 🙂

Good news is? All the beta readers have loved A Silver Wolf Christmas and Call of the Cougar!

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And I’m off deadline! NOT.

Even when I’m off deadline from contracted books, I set my own deadlines. My readers expect it. Right? So Phantom Fae will be out in December. I just received another beta read for Call of the Cougar, so one beta read left after that and I’ll be able to publish that in another week or so. Those are my other book deadlines.

Phantom Fae

But I also had remodeling deadlines. Trying to get them done before the last readers convention of the year. Trying to get them done before my kids come in to see me for Thanksgiving.

And bear deadlines. Christmas is coming!!! 🙂

Christmas always sneaks up on me. One minute, it’s at the end of the year. The next, it’s in a couple of days. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN???

Plum Bear with faux suede paws

Plum Bear with faux suede paws

This looks more burgundy from the picture, but it’s more purple/plum purple in color. Really pretty. I have another made for another order also. 🙂

Minky Wizard Bear

Minky Wizard Bear

So yes, lots and lots of bear deadlines. I have a lot…let me count…I have 15 bears made that I need to finish. I will have to set a few days aside just to embroider paws!

And…probably next week, I’ll have NEW deadlines. I just got a note asking what my expected mss deadlines will be for the next 4 books!!! So you see, I had a few minutes reprieve for contracted deadlines. 🙂

I set the first for Mar, because I have two trips in Feb and two in April. The next in May, I think. Anyway…trying to give myself about 11 weeks to write books because of trips in between. And edits. Don’t forget the edits. All those books keeping popping back for first edits, second edits, and final proofing. and final, final proofing. 🙂

Okay, so I’m off to make more changes to Call of the Cougar and work on some more teddy bears! Because I got more orders this morning! And yes, I’m working on Phantom Fae also. Hopefully, the tile guys will be done today! 🙂 ❤

Have a super great day!!! 🙂

Oh, wait, it’s Halloween today!! Happy Halloween!

Sherbert Bear and Amethyst Bear Ready to Trick-or-Treat!

Sherbert Bear and Amethyst Bear Ready to Trick-or-Treat!

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Apple Farm and Pumpkin Patch

Apple Farm and Pumpkin Patch

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Happy Halloween! 🙂

Terry

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