Jennifer Lyon
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Wednesday Worthy

On Monday, Wizard had a really small in-office medical procedure. All’s fine except we’re both tired. It’s amazing how something that sounds so easy in theory, ends up taking more energy that we think :-) Wizard’s healing fine, and it really is nothing serious. But I may be just a tad overprotected. I know, you’re all shocked :-)  Wizard is being a very good sport though about staying off the foot and not worrying me, which I appreciate.

Although by today, I’m betting he’s going to be sick to death of me hovering over him. I’ll back off him a bit. Maybe.

Okay lets move onto Wednesday Worthy. Here’s our candidate:

Fearles MMA Fighter ready to fight

So what do you think? Is he worthy?

Monday, March 16th, 2015
Weekend Roundup

First up today:

Fine art sepia toned portrait of beautiful young fit man at the

Anna owns and operates the Herding Cats & Burning Soup review and book website, which by the way is a very cool website to check out. She is starting today as my assistant, helping me with some social media (mostly FB), setting up my street team (unfortunately we have to set up a “new” team as the I didn’t own the site for the old one and couldn’t do much), and several other things. I’m very excited about working with Anna, and wanted to let you all know so you’d have a clue who I’m talking about when I mention Anna :-)

And for the record, I loved working with Carla, my former assistant. Carla is starting a new venture now and I’m wishing her much luck and success!

My weekend was pretty good, I’m getting a ton of little things done but no real writing. Getting started on a new book is slow going as I’m having to reconsider some plot points. What I really need to do is jump in a write a couple scenes to get a better feel for my hero and heroine. As much as I’d love to be a completely organized plotter to make writing easier, in the end, it’s the characters stories that drive the book and ultimately decide the who, what, where & when of the book.

In the meantime, Wizard and I are considering what we want to do to the house vs what we can afford. Why does budget always have to ruin our fun? :-) And frankly I have to wonder just how insane I am to jump into all this house project on top of my writing schedule? But when has that stopped me before???

So how was your weekend? By the way,  I’ll be gone this morning, but will answer comments once I get him in the afternoon.

 

Friday, March 13th, 2015
Happy Friday!

Now I remember why I immerse myself in writing…because when I’m not writing, I do projects around the house.  Since we’re stating to look for new floors, Wizard and I decided to get started cleaning out of a few closets upstairs so we won’t have to move it later. Wow, we’ve accumulated a lot of junk–although most of it is the kid’s stuff. We made a huge dent in the project though so we’re happy. But our house is at that age where it needs  work and apparently…

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Which means Wizard and I have to do the work :-)

I’m also juggling a bunch of writing related projects, including looking at re-publishing two of my favorite books from my backlist that I now own the rights to. I’ll talk about that more as the process moves along.

What I want to do this weekend is:

read books and drink wine

What I DREAM of doing is adopting this guy that I found online:

french bulldog I WISH!

 

Just ignore Wizard standing behind me saying, “You wish, witch. Not happening unless I walk out into my garage and see a brand new Mustang.”

What will probably happen:

woman multitasking

Except that woman doesn’t look anything like me, so maybe this  is more accurate:

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So what are you doing this weekend?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Wednesday Worthy

I’m doing a bunch of little stuff that is sucking time like a Hoover vacuum. No wonder I put all this stuff off while writing, LOL! I wish details would magically take care of themselves while I’m off reading a book or something.

At least I’m not obsessing about whether or not the editor likes CAGED MAGIC right? Bwhahahaha! Wrong, I can multitask :-)

Oh that reminds me, I recently read an  article that said authors should never tell readers how “hard” it is for them to write a book. Readers don’t want to hear that because then authors are not communicating a positive message. At the same time authors should never appear “too happy” or they will come across contrived and not a real person, someone pretending to be more than they are.

I stopped reading the article. I’ve chosen to be as honest as I’m comfortable while being aware that social media is a public venue. So you guys don’t get the media savvy version, you just get me.

But also, you get this guy! Our Wednesday Worthy Candidate!

 

Stylized close detailed portrait of masculine handsome young man

So what do you think? Is he worthy? Does he make up for having to deal with honest and unpolished me?

 

Monday, March 9th, 2015
Weekend Roundup

Anyone else feeling the time change? I want my lost hour back :-) But other that, I had a great weekend.  Wizard and I went out to dinner–it was an okay dinner but great to get out and relax, then Saturday I hung out with my sister for a few hours, and I finished this round of edits for EXPOSING THE HEIRESS, book three in the Once A Marine series. I believe that book will be scheduled for June or July. I’m really getting excited about the book now — I love Hunt, the former sniper hero, and Alyssa, the famous heiress betrayed by someone she should be able trust.

For the first time this year, I’m semi-caught up until the first round of edits/revisions for CAGED MAGIC come back to me. It’s so awesome to have a bit of breathing room! Oh I have things I need to do, but it’s not that same intense pressure of writing a book on deadline. I’m hoping to start outlining my new contemporary series. Plus Wizard and I need to start looking at redoing the floors in our house. While I’d love new floors, the work involved in daunting, not to mention the expense.

So how was your weekend?

Friday, March 6th, 2015
Happy Friday!

CagedMagic_600x900I finished CAGED MAGIC! I sent the manuscript off to my editor (Sasha Knight) on Wednesday and I was both ecstatic and terrific.  After so many roadblocks and heartbreaks, finally writing the book is a feeling accomplishment. A SWEATY accomplishment since I’ve spent that last six weeks getting up at 5am, working until I ran out of steam at night and having zero life to finish it. But I didn’t care, I had to tell this story.

All that said, I’m also terrified and worried that the book isn’t good enough, and can’t be saved through revisions. However, I’m going to spare you all my usually belly-aching worryfest! You’re welcome :-)

You know what I’m doing instead? Wizard and I are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate. And tomorrow, I’m going to have lunch with Biker Witch, my long suffering sister, and catch up with her.  Whatever happens with CAGED MAGIC, I finished the book, I fulfilled my promise to Linc and hopefully to readers (we’ll see) and I’m going to celebrate.

And then I have to dive into doing another round of edits on the next Once A Marine Book. I haven’t read through them yet, but they should be pretty straight forward edits and need to be done quickly before CAGED MAGIC comes back for revisions.

So what are you doing this weekend?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Wednesday Worthy

I’m still editing but getting there! In the meantime, I saw this picture of Ryan Reynolds on FB:

ryan reynolds

And now I have to know–do you think this version of Ryan Reynolds is worthy?

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