Jennifer Lyon
Monday, November 30th, 2009
I’m back!

Hey! I missed  you all!

Thanksgiving went well–15 people for sit down dinner with china etc. Surprising free of disasters.  Note to self: Maybe I should put that much advance planning into writing a book? Then I wouldn’t be frantically rewriting as I am now?

Friday we went to the movies to see THE BLIND SIDE then I spent a couple hours in the afternoon just reading. It was so nice to have a whole day off! No cooking and no working!

Saturday I went back to work. The Wizard is being extremely patient with me. This is how it’s going to be for awhile.

So I finally started reading COVET by JR Ward. I am about three quarters of the way through it. I’m finding the story and characters very intriguing. I can’t quite figure out what’s going to happen. Ward really takes chances and I like that!

The whole using nouns as verbs or making up new words occasionally trips me up but that’s just me. Most people read right over that. Besides making my brain work once in while isn’t a bad thing :-)

Now your turns! Let’s catch up!

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
Vacation!

Okay, not really a vacation..my week is going to look more like this…

Witch unter computerAlthough I’d probably get more work done if I sat at the computer instead of under it! The twisted point is I’m taking a week off from this blog.

But first, tell me are you celebrating Thanksgiving? Staying home? Going to relatives?

I’m having family out, and I’m really looking forward to it. Guess who I am most excited about? I’ll give you a hint…

He cleans my kitchen floor for me every time he comes to visit :-)

Have a great Thanksgiving witches! Come back next week–we’ll do another cage fight! Also, I’ll be sure to check the comments.

Monday, November 16th, 2009
Monday Chit Chat

Saturday I hung out with other writer friends. It was so good to get away from the computer!  Of course we talked books and writing–I’ve yet to meet a writer who can avoid the subjects for long!  Saturday night, the Wizard and I went to dinner, came home and hung out in the jacuzzi. Wizard knows how to make an excellent vodka tonics too.   A perfect day to clean my head!

Next month I’ll be giving a talk on world-building at my local RWA meeting.  That’s going to be challenging!  I’m a lot more nervous about it than I thought. Trying to break down how I do it is pretty overwhelming.  These things start out as one idea that grows and changes as the idea matures and develops. I’ll have to really work on how to illustrate that in a talk. And how important it is to reveal the world through the eyes of characters. 

I’m finishing BLAZE OF MEMORY and I have to say there was a point where I doubted this book, but now I’m happy I read it. 

So how was your weekend?

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Stressed? Me?

Normally I’m not paranoid, but lately,  this picture keeps popping up in my inbox…

dog writer

And I’m starting to think this dog is after my job.  This dog thinks he can write better books than me! This stress got to me and I sent this picture back to the upstart pooch…

Dog do ya feel lucky

Now I’m getting court ordered treatment for anger management. Meet my therapist…

dog shrink

Just another day in my life…

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Look what showed up in the mail a few weeks ago…

Japanese Translation Extremely Hot

This is a Japanese Translation of my Brava book EXTREMELY HOT.

The original Version:

extremely hot coverInteresting how the two different countries market the same book.  I think I actually like the Japanese version better. This US cover is bland and really doesn’t capture the book.

Now if they put Gas Station Slayer on that book, it would have been a best-seller!

And speaking of Gas Station Slayer, at dinner last night Wizard said,  “I know why you put gas in the car last week.”

Confused, I said,  “I was trying to help. You always put gas in the cars.”

Wizard laughed.  “Busted! I’ve been on your blog, I know why you were so happy to get gas.”

Me, “On my blog…what…OH!!! Gas Station Slayer.”

Wizard laughed.  Then said,  “No more trips to the gas station for you.”

I smiled innocently.  “Sure honey. Whatever you say…”

Monday, November 9th, 2009
Monday…Again!

The wizard and I went to dinner Friday night to celebrate our anniversary. We went down to the beach for dinner, very nice! I had lobster and a couple glasses of wine.

calamariI even tried Calamari! Wizard has been “suggesting” I try it for years.

He swears it doesn’t taste like fish. I don’t  like fish, although I love shellfish.

So we’re in this lovely restaurant, overlooking the boats and I get a sudden infusion of courage (it tasted like wine) and we ordered a calamari appetizer.

Okay, I’ll concede it doesn’t taste like fish.

It tastes like fried, stringy rubber. But the dipping sauce was really interesting so I ate it.

And drank wine :-) It went down real smooth that way!

The rest of the weekend was mostly spent working.  One thing I never knew before publishing was how hard I’d work.  But I chose this life!

Oh, I had to run to Target for something else, and accidentally came out with a book. Nalini Singh’s BLAZE OF MEMORY! I love Nalini’s books but now I’m all testy because I have so little time to read. The book is sitting here on my desk taunting me.

So how was your weekend?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Good News!

witch cartoon cuteSOUL MAGIC hit # 71 on Bookscan!

Which means it cracked the top 100 of adult fiction.

YAY! And I know you guys played a big part it that! You all have been great about spreading the word! You all know I appreciate it, right? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Now a side note: All this guest blogging? Fun, but totally exhausting! I’m not getting enough writing done! I need some serious magic!

Now your turn? What’s your good news,  and what do you need magic for?

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