Jennifer Lyon
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Biker Witch Photography

It’s pouring!

So I thought, hey, I’ll post of pic of me on a sunny California day to cheer us all up.  After Christmas, I met my sister, Biker Witch, for coffee. We sat out on the patio in the bright sunshine.  I showed her the really cool camera that Wizard got me for Christmas.

Biker Witch loves cameras. In her excitement she took a picture of me…

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Biker Witch blames ME for this unflattering picture.

But I think it’s the photographer and that she shouldn’t give up her day job.

What do you think?

Note to Biker Witch:  Just kidding!! I’ll buy you a Starbucks if you’ll forgive me! And you know you’re going to forgive me, you always do!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
Rain Witch!

We’re having real weather in Southern CA!!! Rain!

And it’s supposed to rain all week long.

Amazing.

I plan to take full advantage of it and work non stop. I’m half way through my revisions and they are DUE the first week of February. If I’m not around much it’s because I’m either:

Typing frantically.

Begging for inspiration and banging my head on my desk.

or I’m under my desk, drinking appltinis and muttering to myself about stupid Wing Slayer Witch Hunters.

In the meantime, Key’s book is flashing in my head in random scenes…like I’m suppose to make sense out of that? Never mind that Ram just keeps showing me this one scene over and over.

Linc’s being suspiciously quiet…and that’s always a bad sign.

I need more appletinis! How about you?

Monday, January 18th, 2010
Weekend Round Up!

DSCN0036Guess what I did this weekend!

I went to visit Bailey! Bailey lives with my two sons.  Middle son was at work, so I went to see my oldest son.

On my way I stopped at Target because I wanted to buy Bailey a new toy.

Target only had stupid toys. So I then went to Petsmart where I found not one but three new toys for Bailey.

I didn’t buy anything for my two sons :-) I know, that’s just wrong.

Oldest son and I went to lunch, we ate out on patio and talked.  Those are the moments that make every second of the years filled with trials and worries and sleepless anxiety of raising kids.

I just started a new book, THE MANE EVENT  by Shelly Laurenston.  I’m only 60-some pages in, but OMG!!! Love, love, love her writing! She’s so dang funny! Good thing I’m not prone to jealousy…oh wait, I totally am.

So how was your weekend?

Monday, January 11th, 2010
Weekend Warrior!

I went all over the place this weekend! First I went to my local RWA meeting.  Avon editorial assistant Esi Sogah was there, and she was lovely! Funny, smart, forward thinking and honest. How could I not love her? Plus I hung out with my friends!

But I got home early.

For months now, Wizard has been grumbling about a new bed. Now I’ve been grumbling for longer, but I didn’t want to do the actually shopping. And buying. And delivery. And …you know…work involved.

Wizard left some ads out on the table, and then suggested we go shopping. Over and over.

Well Saturday I got home early from my meeting and said, “Okay, fine, I’ll go shopping.

TWO DAYS! TWO FREAKING DAYS OF SHOPPING! Okay, it wasn’t that bad. We really only went to a few places, then Sunday afternoon we made a decision and bought the bed.

It’s coming today and if all goes well, it will be DONE. Yay! Except…

Okay I warned Wizard this was a Slippery Slope. Because if I get anew bed…I need a new sheets, pillows and a comforter. And if I do that, then the bathroom rugs and towels won’t match. And valances…

Do you see where I’m going? I already bought the sheets pillows and comforter and made Wizard come with me!

When we got home, Wizard made haste to his laboratory (some call it a garage) and I haven’t seen him since.

He’s the one that nagged me to go shopping, that’s all I’m saying.

In other news, I had a hot streak of reading, then this last week, I’ve been working long hours and not reading as much. I’m about half way through Shayla Blacks POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT. It’s pretty good, although I should have started at the beginning of the series. A LOT of characters, and a lot of worldbuilding already in progress.

So how was your weekend? What are you guys reading?

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Storm Watch!

Wizard sent this warning to me.

With all the news on TV lately about the sub zero weather and snow that the east coast and upstate NY areas are experiencing, we shouldn’t forget that Southern California has it’s share of devastating weather  also.

I’ve attached a photo illustrating the excessive damage caused to a home   from a west coast storm that passed through the San Diego area a couple of days ago. It really makes you cherish what you have, and reminds us not to take life for granted!!!

Warning: The attached picture is quite graphic and may not be

suitable  for younger viewers.

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so cal storm watch!

I laughed my butt off! In Southern California, if the weather folks thing there’s a chance of any moisture, they call it Storm Watch! And use their, Serious News Voice.

Most of the time, I love So Cal, but it really can be the land of Drama Queens.

For those of you experience Real Weather, you really do have my sympathies! And try not to judge us So Cal folks by the Drama Queen Newfolks :-)

Monday, January 4th, 2010
Book Giveaway

Here we are in 2010! Amazing!

New Year’s Eve, Wizard and I made steak, lobster and stuffed baked potatoes. New Years Day, we had baby back ribs and apple pie.

I think Wizard might be getting spoiled :-)

And a certain Witch’s broom might be groaning a bit.

Yesterday, I started cleaning out some stuff, going through books and I have a few copies of some old books (written under Jennifer Apodaca) to give away. I have about five copies each of the anthology SUN SAND AND SEX and full length novel EXTREMELY HOT.  If you are interested in either of the books,  name the titles  the comments. I’ll randomly draw names until I’m out of books.  I’ll announce the winners later in the week.

If no one wants them, I’ll just donate them somewhere.

Is anyone else trying to clean out stuff? I really want to simplify and pare down this year!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Holiday Light

I figure I’d better give you all a break from Bailey pictures–even if my son did send me some cute ones by cell phone :-)

But this week I’m still not on my normal schedule either and I’m a bit scattered, so this week will be Blog Light.

We’ll start with a couple witch jokes:

What do you call a nervous witch?

A twitch!

How do witches lose weight?

They join weight witches!

I really have losing weight on my mind (and on other parts of my body),  LOL!

Changing the subject here, if you are interested, my local RWA chapter posted a blog on Advice I’d Give Myself here I wrote that blog a month ago and completely forgot about it.  It’s weird to think of advice I’d give myself as a newbie now.  Experience is the best teacher. Many generous published authors gave me advice, but I didn’t always take it.

For instance, a couple hardback mystery authors strongly suggested I order a few dozen of my first edition hardbacks.

I didn’t.

And guess what? Now they are out of print, impossible to get and i only have a couple copies.

I should have listened. I wish I’d listened.

What about you guys? Any advice you wish you’d listened to?

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