Max was throwing up all late afternoon, then got me up at midnight and didn’t make it outside for some of his other hurried business. But despite all the drama and cleanups, I managed to write 7,000 words. Then they wanted back out at 5 and so I stuck them in their crate for another hour of sleep afterward. But of course I didn’t sleep.
I was thinking of my next scene in the book. I left it at a cliff
hanger. Heroine is in wolf form, lunges at hero. Normally, this means
play time. In A Howl for a Highland Wolf, the heroine tackles the hero
because he was late for a date and broke into her house, for good
reason. But still, she was the perfect little guard wolf. In others,
purely wolf play time. But in this one, she’s totally pissed off.
So that makes for a really fun, different scenario. :)
She’s brand newly turned. And what does that mean? A puppy that doesn’t
know its own bite power, only she’s armed with adult WOLF teeth, which
can crush bones. And he’s in his human form, so stopping an angry wolf
makes it a tad difficult. I so love conflict. In my stories. Not in real
life. I much prefer no drama. Like yesterday with a sick puppy.
You’d think that if a dog got sick on something, it would teach it
not to eat it again. At least one of my dogs that I took in was not that
smart. Every time she could get hold of any chocolate, no matter how
much I safeguarded it from her, she devoured it and would be just as
sick as Max. Didn’t matter. Next time, she’d do it again. I wish I knew
what he got hold of. I have them both on leashes when we go out, but
he’s tugging one way and Tanner’s tugging the other, so I have a time
watching both sometimes.
Okay, so though I wrote a great number of words yesterday, I didn’t
write enough. I needed 11,000 to catch up. That means 6500 today, at
least trying, then I’m back on track tomorrow.
Max has been so good to allow me to rubber band his hair. I still
need little ones. This was a big one and I had to wind it around his
hair a number of times to get it to be tight enough. He was sooo patient
Then? You see the little devil dog, Tanner, an angel in disguise
behind him, chewing happily away at a piece of rawhide? Well, later,
they were playing and Tanner pulled out Max’s rubber band and bit it in
two before I got it away from him and threw it out. *sigh*
For those of us who love to read romantic stories, I thought this was so cute.
This dude sat down next to me on train. He’s so romance novel
handsome I’m going to assume he’s a rancher navy seal billionaire
All I’ve got to say is I hope she caught her man!
Okay, puppies sleeping for the moment, so off to finish writing the
scene with the lunging wolf. Yep, there she is, mid-air and what’s going
to happen next. That’s a real cliff hanger. Oh, and my editor always
wants the first kiss by page 60. So I try to have it before because with
edits, my pages grow and then I’m past page 60. Dumb, I know. The kiss
should happen when the kiss is supposed to happen, not on some arbitrary
page number. But still, I was worried about it when I was thinking of
the lunging scene. Have I missed the obligatory kiss by page 60????
Yes, see the dilemmas I have when I have a moment to contemplate the novel?
And OMG, yes, I missed it by 5 pages. I was thinking in the lunge he
was going to have to kiss her. Wonder how I was going to do that. But
now, can’t do it. It’s got to be at least 5 pages before that. Bummer.
Have a super great wonderful…Saturday? Whoops, need to write another blog. Have fun!
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USA Today Bestseller and Award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense, Terry Spear also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an MBA from Monmouth University. She also creates award-winning teddy bears, Wilde & Woolly Bears, to include personalized bears designed to commemorate authors’ books. When she’s not writing or making bears, she’s teaching online writing courses. Originally from California, she’s lived in eight states and now resides in the heart of Texas. She is the author of Heart of the Wolf (Publishers Weekly's BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR), Destiny of the Wolf, To Tempt the Wolf, Legend of the White Wolf, Seduced by the Wolf, Wolf Fever, Heart of the Highland Wolf, Dreaming of the Wolf, The Highland Wolf in Paradise, Deadly Liaisons (vampire romantic suspense), Winning the Highlander’s Heart, The Accidental Highland Hero, A Ghost of a Chance at Love (Time Travel Western Romance), The Vampire…In My Dreams (young adult), Deidre’s Secret (young adult) and numerous articles and short stories for magazines.