Jennifer Lyon


Friday, June 26th, 2015
Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

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It’s been a long week, and dang, but I’m so frustrated that Caged Magic got held up in production for something I can’t control. I’m pretty much banging my head on my desk. It’s not a major deal, I just want to get it up on Netgalley for reviewers and up for pre-orders. It will get done, just not fast enough to suit my impatient self. But we still have plenty of time, so it will get done long before the release date.

In other news, I will be re-releasing the first four Wing Slayer Hunter books, which is great news. I don’t have a time table yet, but I’m excited to get control of the entire series! And I truly appreciate Random House’s cooperation. I’ll be working as quickly as I can to make it happen and should have a time table for the release in July.

But you know what? Life is about more than work — even when we love our job as much as I love writing — so today I have granted myself time off! Yay! Wizard asked me if I wanted to go have lunch down on the beach, and I was like:

 
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Heck yeah!!! Except I didn’t look as cute as this dog when I said it.

So we’re taking off to enjoy a few hours away. I really do take time off — although few people believe that, LOL!

What are your plans this weekend? Are you doing anything fun?

 

 

6 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
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      · June 26th, 2015 at 7:24 am · Link

    Oh man, sorry about your production issues. Netgalley? Whoa. Cool. Totally not in my budget to do for my books, but cool. Total SQUEE for the rest of your books being released to you and coming back into publication! Yes, life is about more than work. Good for you and good for Wizard getting you out to go enjoy life.

    We’re talking about fishing this weekend – since it looks like this will be the last tolerable few days temp-wise until Autumn. Other than that, proofing, editing, re-reading a book I’m thinking about sliding into the production schedule for later this year. And marketing. Always marketing.



  2. Silver James
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      · June 26th, 2015 at 7:35 am · Link

    Awesome on getting rights back! I’ll hold off buying BLOOD MAGIC on Kindle then. I have the others in digital already. :( I have the hard copy and I’ll just read it! Sorry for the production delays. That’s always a pain. Better now than much closer to the deadline, though.

    Weekend? I’m so far behind on word count that I’ll likely be working, with some breaks for baseball. I need to do some yard work too but…we’ll see. LOLOL

    I’m jealous about the beach! Y’all have a wonderful time, despite the heat. Y’all are really getting hammered. Have fun but stay cool!



  3. Jenn
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      · June 26th, 2015 at 11:19 am · Link

    B.e., I’m in a co-op for Netgalley, that’s the only reason I can afford it. And I can only do one book at a time.

    I’m really happy about getting the books back. But that’s a lot to do with cleaning/proofing the scanned files (I must resist rewriting!! Even though I want to!!), blurbs, covers, formatting, marketing… But it’ll get done.

    Hope you get out on the boat and enjoy it before hunkering down for all the author-ly work!



  4. Jenn
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      · June 26th, 2015 at 11:22 am · Link

    Silver, thanks on the books, I’m happy to have them back, and surprised. Naturally it came at a weird time, but that’s life.

    I feel for you on the word count. You’ll get it done, but it’s hard work. You need your baseball breaks too :-)

    It’s hot here, but the beach should be better. We’re just out to relax, nothing special.

    Have a great weekend!



  5. Viki S.
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      · June 26th, 2015 at 3:13 pm · Link

    So sorry about the hold up on Caged Magic. I hope it all works out okay.

    Wow! Great news on getting control of the first four books. I’m so happy for you. It must feel like getting your baby back ;).

    Sure hope you have had a lovely lunch at the beach. Sounds like a nice way for you to relax. Wizard knows the cure ;). And I died at the sight of the dressed up puppy :). Just love the expression on her face.

    Not much happening here this weekend. It’s supposed to pour tomorrow and shower on Sunday so all will be inside.

    Have a great weekend!



  6. Jenn
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      · June 26th, 2015 at 8:31 pm · Link

    Viki, it’s fine on Caged Magic, I just want everything done yesterday :-) But we’re almost there!

    You’re right, I’m grateful to get my rights back on those books.

    We had a great time at the beach, but man, traffic was a killer.

    Bummer on your weather. Hope you have a good weekend!



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