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NaNoWriMo and Pink Fountain Grass

Okay, so my romance writing chapter is doing NaNoWriMo, writing 50,000 words in a month, which is what I should have if I keep after my word count for My Highlander. I finally turned in Billionaire Wolf Christmas yesterday, so got to write on My Highlander.

These are pink fountain grasses next to crepe myrtles, love how they lose their bark and are so pretty–the feathery pink grass was covered in sunlight, shadows, and water droplets. 🙂 ❤

Off to write. Hope you see some beautiful sights today!

Terry

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

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Pumpkin Time!!!

Tanner didn’t get any kisses from a princess, so he hopped in his princely pumpkin carriage. Will the Frog Prince get his wish? 🙂 ❤

Have a pumpkin of a day!

Terry

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

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Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars!

The monarch butterflies only feed off milkweed, so I’m struggling to get rid of the aphids and milkweed bugs that are trying to destroy the milkweed plants. And I found two little tiny, itty bitty monarch butterfly caterpillars. You can see how tiny they are with the one on the tiny flower bud.

Grandbaby sitting, so we had a morning walk (it was cooler out!) and she’s down for a nap (momentarily). So off to work on a snow globe Christmas card for one of my fans.  I needed to make a larger version. Note to self: Make two versions when working on photoshop. The BIG one, and the reduced size for the internet.

Vistaprint makes really nice cards, business cards, and they have their annual 50% off right now, so trying to get this done so I can get them printed off for Christmas!

Have a fabulous day! I have baby monarch caterpillars! They losing their habitat so quickly that they are dwindling in numbers every year. So I want to do my little, little, little part to help them.

Terry

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

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Realty to Fantasy

I create stories, some based on some realty, and some made up. My world is as real as can be, just add some wolf shifters, jaguar shifters, bear shifters, or cougar shifters in and you’ve got a fantastical world.

But oftentimes those worlds are based on true happenings, lots of research and sometimes just a kernel of an idea from something on the news or in real life.

In Howling for a Highland Wolf, I really was in the Cayman Islands, and really did see all the banks with doors and that was all, the man wearing the dark suit standing in the lobby, a briefcase chained to his wrist.

In another Highland wolf story, I was at the castle ruins that is the heroine’s.

So when I went to drop off dog treats, toys, leashes, flea medicine, and towels at a neighbor’s house so he and his wife could deliver them where they were working at an animal shelter due to Hurricane Harvey, I had the perfect image. Setup: Wife is on the driveway talking on her phone. Cell phones don’t work in the houses very well, so a lot of folks have to go outside to talk on their cell phones. Something in the roofs that protect from the heat of the sun. See? More little tidbits for a story.

I drive up, and she’s looking at me like who are you. And I ask if they’re the ones collecting stuff for the shelter.

“Yes! I’ll get my husband.”

I wasn’t sure why she needed to get her husband. There were two large bags of supplies, and I carried one and then the other to their car. Out comes the husband. In boxer shorts.

Sculpted chest, tall, shoeless, great legs, and a big smile. I mean, I’m a romance author, right? So immediately, I’m thinking of a wolf story.  Boxers and a smile. I told my acquisitions editor. She told me if I think of the story, she’ll publish it. lol

Okay, so it’s been bad in the Houston and surrounding areas. Along our main road, the cleanup continues. All of the businesses on one side of the road are on lower ground and were flooded. On the opposite side, higher ground, so their runoff added to their across-the-road neighbors’ flooding issues. The road was under water also.

Here is what happened to one man when he returned to his flooded home:

Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office responded to an intruder call at a residence near Lake Houston. Upon arrival, deputies were met by a large alligator who made his way into this flooded home. Constables will soon be delivering the alligator back into his natural habitat.

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The alligator was returned to his home, and now the poor house owner has to start his cleanup.

We were very fortunate. No flooding, except for areas of the yard, and no alligators. That we’ve seen. Yet.

Hope your day goes well.

Terry

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

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Mystery Crepe Myrtle Revealed!

It’s watermelon, and they’re down by the River Otter Pond. A stork must have brought me the baby crepe myrtle.  I love watermelon, it’s so vivacious.  And with the Purple Magic Crepe Myrtles, a pretty color combination. And they’re tall, so a nice shield from looking at my backyard neighbor. My daughter is fortunate. All her backyard neighbors have one-story houses.

Two of the crepe myrtle pictures are of the ones out front. Two lighter ones are of the one out back. Really different color of purple, but all pretty.  And I caught the peach roses in a bundle. I hadn’t seen them in a bouquet like that before.

Okay, have to write 9 blogs for SEAL Undercover release (August)–5 done yesterday, edits on Night of the Wolf (the novella I wrote for the 10th anniversary of Heart of the Wolf release, January), Cougar Undercover edits, and yes, I’ve had to put Falcon Fae aside for a moment.

But the other books are due the first week in July and the blogs too. We’re getting rain, light, a little wind last night, but it’s very calm. Hopefully, that’s all we’ll get and nothing major coming up from the tropical storm.

Have a great day!! I’ve got to get to working!!!

Terry Spear

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

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Wrong Days, Wrong Weeks

My computer is moving way slower than I am today. Don’t you hate that when it happens???

So yesterday, I was working hard to get lots more word count on Cougar Undercover, Dan’s story, (I’m at 26,000, in 3 days, not bad), playing around with a cover for it, and working on one for Chet’s story too, Christmas Cougar, another novella in the Christmas themed cougar stories with the Cougar Special Forces Agency.  I have the couple I want to use in Stryker’s story, but haven’t worked on the cover too much. Having a cover to look at helps me to write the story. Dan’s faux wife turned out to be a brunette, to my surprise.

When they’re finished, I’ll share.

I write romance, so I love statues that give that romantic feel. She’s either kissing him, or she’s whispering sweet nothings in his ear. What do you think? 🙂

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Sooooooo, yesterday, I thought it was Wednesday, until I heard the garbage truck and realized it was Thursday. So I was thinking I might have enough time to actually write Cougar Undercover before I have to start on Billionaire Wolf Christmas. Somehow, I slipped a week, and I was thinking, oh no, I only have 6 days to finish this story. And I need to do the edits on Dreaming of the White Wolf Christmas too. So my excitement winked out.

Until I saw the date on my computer this morning. It’s only the 19th?????? Yay!!! So if I don’t have trouble writing the scenes, I can do it! Or if life doesn’t get in the way. Or other book edits.

This morning I had 3 female cardinals and one male visit the bird feeders. The male has chased other males away, but a harem of females? That works for him. 🙂

Okay, I’m off to write. Have some whimsy in your life, just for fun. 🙂

Terry Spear

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

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Fog of the Brain

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Do you ever have so many projects to do, you don’t know where to begin?

Hopefully, I’ll begin them right and all will be done as planned.

I’m aiming to get the first 10,000 on Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf–which means 2,000 words today.

Plant 4 mini boxwood shrubs. I planted all the flowers last night until it got too dark to see what I was doing. 🙂 It’s supposed to rain today, so I’ll have to figure out where to put them sometime today.

Do edits my first beta reader sent to me and then turn this over to my second beta reader. Book is due April 1st, so running out of time.

AND, proof Exchanging Grooms for print. I really, really need to get all my ebooks into print. It’s already in audiobook too! So it needs to be in print. I spent a good part of yesterday formatting it and creating the cover.

Okay, that’s it!!! So as long as I do first things first–edits to Flight of the White Wolf, I’ll be all set to go onto the next assignment. No time for fog brain.

Have a great clear brain day and live up to your potential. You can do it!

Terry

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

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