Jennifer Lyon


Friday, July 17th, 2015
Happy Friday!

It’s Friday and I am all kinds of happy!

Happy Friday pup pink glasses

While I wouldn’t say I’m caught up, I didn’t a ton of work this week to get on top of the blog tours (okay I’m laughing because Anna is doing two tons of work–whatever…we can’t all be Amazing Anna) but I feel like I can dive into next week with at least a chance of retaining some sanity.

So Wizard finished reading CAGED MAGIC days ago. He closed the book and said, “Forget the contemporary series you want to write, you have to write the next Wing Slayer Hunter book. Get on that.”

This is pretty dang funny since he’s been bugging me to write the contemporary series. Even funnier is when Wizard suddenly stops whatever he’s doing, grabs his head and yells. “Soul screams! I have soul screams!”  (Soul screams are in the book, and trust me when I say he’s not doing it right but his version is much funnier.) Or if I’m walking by him, he’ll turn his back to me and say, “Touch my wings.”

I try not to laugh but…yeah, we all know I cracked up and just encourage him.

And then on Wednesday, I was working away on some blog or interview, and Wizard comes into my office. “So Monday is the big day, huh?”

I frantically tried to think. I’m not leaving for New York until Wednesday so what did he mean? “Uh…Monday is my hair appointment?” That’s all I could think of.

He busted out laughing IN MY FACE.  “Release day for CAGED MAGIC? That ringing a bell?”

**Face Meet Palm**  I’ve been juggling so many things this week, I totally blanked.

Wizard walked out of my office laughing his ass off.

I’m excited and scared for Monday. I really can’t predict how this is going to go, but I know this, I kept my promise to the fans and that truly makes me happy. Now if only I could write faster!

This weekend I’m cleaning and tying up loose ends.  What are your weekend plans?

10 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 6:13 am · Link

    ROFL. Wizard’s awesome. You’re awesome. Monday will go off awesome. And even if it’s not all skyrockets and sparklers, it’ll still be awesome because you fought for this book, shrugged off the obstacles, and made it happen. Go you! :hugs:

    Wish in One Hand is about a month away from publication and I should be panicking, but right now, there’s nothing I can do with it until the editor sends her final notes back. I still haven’t printed it for Hubs, but he’s been too busy to read anyway. This weekend. Definitely. And I need to make some progress on getting Bloodflow edited. I’m at like 35% read and noted. It’s early yet and it still has some major plot flaws, but it’ll be ready for a late fall release. Other than that? Golf. The British Open is this weekend, so we’ll be watching that (and trying to avoid spoilers, since they’re usually done for the day by the time we actually watch it.)



  2. Silver James
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 8:42 am · Link

    I love you two. Just sayin’… ;)

    Can’t wait to see you next week.

    CAGED MAGIC will be awesome and Wiz is right. You need to get on the next one! (Says the writer who has done nothing but flail at words this week. SOOOOO not meeting my interim deadline.) Of course, I want that contemporary series too so…write faster! *ducks and runs*

    Murphy has been running amok and tossing his Law around like Zeus throws thunderbolts. Not cool, dude! I’m about to get a handle on things and can hopefully find time to write between last minute errands, class I’m teaching tomorrow, laundry and packing, and getting up at the buttcrack of dawn on Monday to hit the airport. Maybe if I tell myself I can’t read CAGED until I finish RDR#3 I’LL write faster! Yeah…like that’s gonna happen. :lol:

    Have a great weekend, witches!



  3. anna (herding cats & burning soup)
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 10:42 am · Link

    LOL totally giggling. I’ve so done that before.

    And you are doing AMAZING! With two book releases back to back and a trip too I’m just in awe how you’ve knocked everything out and kept on moving (and with very little noticeable twitching lol)



  4. Viki S.
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 10:48 am · Link

    You two are so funny :). How do you two do it? You both play off each other so well and have tons of fun.

    I can’t believe that you forgot that Monday is release day. You’re usually so worked up with worry that it never leaves your mind. Good to know that it’s not stressing you as much as normal because we all know that it is stressing you.

    I love the puppy :).

    Have a great weekend.



  5. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 11:25 am · Link

    B.E., thank you, I did fight for this book but I think Linc fought harder :-) And Wizard…LOLOL, I try to get annoyed at him but he ends up making me laugh…and for sure I can’t take myself too seriously around him.

    Yay for Wish!! You’re getting there! This is your genie-like (okay there’s another word for it…I can’t think of it right now) book, right?

    Enjoy your golf — hopefully spoiler free!



  6. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 11:31 am · Link

    Silver, aw thank you! I’m sooo looking forward to next week!

    Breathe Silver, you need a break. I know how hard you’re pushing yourself. When you get back from conference and rest up, you’ll be fired up and ready to hit the book hard. You’ve got this, I promise!

    And wait…just saw that sneaky “want the contemporary series too” comment. We are so going to TALK in NY!



  7. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 11:41 am · Link

    Anna, I felt pretty stupid. I mean I just blanked. Scary!

    Thanks. There may have been some swearing, um, I mean twitching. But we’re getting a heck of a lot accomplished thanks to your organizational skills and willingness to jump in and handle the stuff making me twitch :-)

    Have a great weekend!



  8. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 11:49 am · Link

    Viki, honestly, I think it’s just Wizard and I both use humor to deal with life.

    I’m shocked I forgot. But I was working on Exposing the Heiress blog tour and the NY trip at the time, handling weird stuff at a frantic pace and just blanked.

    I hope CAGED makes people happy, but I stressed so much writing it, I burned some of it out :-) But talk to me Monday…I may be a crazed creature.

    Enjoy your weekend! (And I hope your DIL is doing okay.)



  9. B.E. Sanderson
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Genie… djinn… they’re interchangeable in my world. And yes, this is the one I used to call Djinnocide. Wish in One Hand is more readable and easier to understand, so I went with that. =o)



  10. Jenn
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      · July 17th, 2015 at 6:59 pm · Link

    B.E., yes that’s the word! Djinn! Thank you :-)



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