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It’s Fun, but…

A mass of daylillies on our walk, zinnia from seed, just beginning to bloom, never tried them before, and a sunflower from seeds the birds dropped.

I love all the colorful flowers, but yesterday, I was digging up a lot of weeds, and my neighbor even came over and helped! I need to get more bark mulch to keep the weeds from coming back.

In the backyard, I’m digging up grass to create a new flowerbed. What a job. I’ve spent two days on it. Probably have three more days to go. Once it’s done though, it won’t be too much work. If I just weed periodically, it’s no problem.

In the end, is it worth it? You bet. Don’t you love the flowers?

It’s like grooming the dogs, or weeding out and fleshing out and making a story the best it can be. It takes work. But in the end, it’s totally worth it.

I should be “done” with The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf today. Yesterday, I spent the day home, instead of going to my daughter’s. Between the night before after I left her house at 6 pm and working until midnight and all day the next day until late last night, I wrote 12,000 words. It’s not because I had the time to do it, but because the scenes start to unfold, one right after another. 🙂  I have to remind myself when I’m trying to force the scenes to happen, it won’t happen. That I have to keep writing and writing and writing, and all of sudden, I have it. It’s there. Happening. Amazing.

Yet, it’s still not “done.” Once I type up this “last” scene I was finishing by hand late last night, I need to get descriptions of a couple of characters from another book to add. And then? It’s not done. The story is written. That’s the fantastic part!!! And then the reading and rereading begin. To make sure that moving things didn’t mess up the flow, that all the scenes are fleshed out. That it’s the most enjoyable read that it can be. And that I didn’t leave any loose ends.

Have a fun day…it might be work, but the results can be worth it.

Terry Spear

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

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Uniqueness Wins Out

I rarely see a robin, and never that sits long enough for me to capture in a shot. And the pink zinnia are the first flower seeds I’ve planted that had any success. This is the first flower, but more are coming.

I’ll have to showcase the Tiger Mix Ganzania flowers. The orange and yellow one is yet another version that popped out yesterday. They fold up and pop out a new flower, but most are different. It was one of two rescued plants that were dying at a hardware store, and they’re my favorite because of all the unique flowers.

And I was excited to learn that an unnamed plant I rescued at the same hardware store last spring is a gorgeous daylily, unique color from my others. I’ll show pictures of it soon.

In writing, each of my stories has to be unique also. I’m finishing up book 25 in the wolf series. They’re all stand alone, so no need to read them in order. I turned in Flight of the White Wolf–and now am finishing up, and finishing up, and finishing up The Bounty Hunter Gets Her Wolf. I have had a bounty hunter heroine before, but she was trying to take down a Mobster, the same one that turned her and murdered her mother in Dreaming of the Wolf. In this one, the bounty hunter is after a wolf. But not just any wolf–a Silver wolf.

She should have known what would happen when she went into Silver Town–a wolf pack run town to take down one of their own. 🙂

Dreaming of the Wolf

Is he real or only a vision of his deepest desires…

Book 8

The Silver Wolves rule!

Have a great, and uniquely interesting day!

Terry Spear

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

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Herb Gardening

I’ve never done herb gardening before, but these did well, lasted through the great freeze, and now the garlic chives are starting to flower. I’ve actually been using the chives on my baked or boiled potatoes since I planted them last spring. The curly parsley too.

The biggest problem I’ve had is over- or under-watering, so if I don’t do that, they’re fine.

I had a bay leaves plant also, but it looks like it bit the dust. It’s actually a large shrub, but half of it died, and now it looks like the rest did also. Still, it might come back.

Several plants died back that normally wouldn’t, but I’ve noticed growth at the base of the plants, so I’ll wait and see. You don’t want to pull them up and start over, if their roots have become established. They’ll do better if you just leave them and let them come back.

Plumbers had “destroyed” a crepe myrtle once, but within a week, it was back up and growing strong. So I have to force myself not to remove plants that are “dead” in the event they really aren’t.

This year, I’m going to try flower seeds. I’ve been pulling weeds and grass out of the planters already, but that’s my problem with growing seeds. Everything looks like weeds to me. 🙂

My daughter planted zinnia from seeds and they were beautiful. Zinnias are annuals, so I picked up some salvia and a butterfly plant seed that are both perennials. Snapdragons are also annuals but I find they often reseed themselves. And some flower the builders planted did also. So I just need to leave things alone and who knows but I might have a garden of flowers already!

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Zinnia from seed in my daughter’s garden.

Have a great one!! It turned cold here, I finished the St. Patrick’s Day bear, still need to get a picture, and I’m back to the book. 50,000 words to go!

Terry Spear

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

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