Jennifer Lyon
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

Ah the joys of being a writer–so I got some QA Edits on HER TEMPORARY HERO (formally THE COWBOY MARINE). Those are when another editor reads over the book and give some comments on what she/he thinks might not be working. There were very few comments and I did all those in less than a day.

I have one more thing to fix (not from the QA editor, but something my editor and I discussed yesterday) that takes a little thought. I’ ll work on that body and get this turned back in by Thursday because I thrive under pressure, LOL! (Shut up Wizard–downing gallons of coffee is the very definition of thriving! Look it up!)

In other news, Biker Witch came through the procedure on her back fine. Not we’re crossing our fingers that it works and in a few weeks, she’ll be good as new.  

Now moving on, here is our candidate for Wednesday Worthy:

Sport FitnessWhat’s your vote on his worthiness?


Monday, May 19th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

I broke down and ordered a bathing suit online. I can’t find anything in stores so I’m trying this suit (FYI, I had a discount!): It’s a total crap-shoot. I’m not sure I even ordered the right size (I’m bigger than I want to admit now). If it works, then I can add a pair of shorts, or even a maxi skirt that Wizard hates and be good to go if we’re having a pool day.  Fingers crossed! 

Saturday I went to lunch and a little shopping with a friend, it was awesome to get out. Sunday–I thought of a solution to a book issue–now if it works, I’m going to be very happy. Then Wizard came home early from racing so we went in the Jacuzzi, made ribs and really relaxed. Then I went back to work :-)

I’m still trying to locate the Super Secret Password to get my medication. The insurance got the Pre-Certification but then decided that something isn’t correct.  Then the lady on the phone lectured me about not being proactive enough while the theme to Jaws played in my head.  I’m not sure how much more proactive I could while retaining my law-abiding citizen status.  It’s all good though because Special K wants to start a new business providing therapy for stressed out humans–sit the human in a room full of puppies. (She’s kidding, she sent me a picture of a woman covered in squirming puppies and told me that was her business plan which made me laugh). Who needs medication in a room full of puppies? Well unless you have allergies to puppy fur–then maybe :-)

Today Biker Witch is having a procedure done to help her with her klutziness oops, I meant back pain.  Send positive wishes her way–having me for a sister is a big enough pain, she needs to get free of this pain she’s been suffering for weeks now.

How was your weekend?

Friday, May 16th, 2014
Happy Friday!

This is a quickie blog. I’m taking a couple hours on Saturday to have lunch and a bit of shopping with a friend. But otherwise, it’s me against the book! But I wanted to take the time to wish you all a Happy Friday! And I hope you have a great weekend!

I really will be around more once I get this book done :-) 

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

I’m working! Trying so hard to beat the crap out of this book. My goal is simple– take out everything I wouldn’t want to read, but leave enough to keep the story working.  So easy to say…so hard to do :-)

Now I have a Totally Random Rant:

I have an HMO insurance, and we’ve been spending weeks now trying to get a medication I’ve been on filled. For this particular medication, I am forced to go to the Insurance Mail Order Pharmacy. They keep saying they need Pre-Certification, and my RA doc (who writes the prescriptions) keeps giving it too them.

Then this month the insurance pharmacy refused to refill it saying they didn’t have the Pre-Certification.

Crap-On-A-Stick  So I go to my RA doc, and they give them the paperwork AGAIN. A week later the insurance pharmacy still won’t fill it and the office calls to ask them why not.

“Oh, we need that from the primary care physician.”

REALLY?? This has been going on since Freaking January, and NOW you tell us that? After we’ve been submitting and resubmitting the paperwork

And of course,there’s a problem. My primary care–not well known form their “care.” Sigh, I have an appointment with them a week from Friday to beg them to do it. As it is, I’m on some emergency medication my RA doc was able to get for me, and we’re crossing our fingers it works.

This is what my year has been like–not bad, just so, so, soooo frustrating. This is just one example of at least a dozen super frustrating-major-time-suck issues. And much of the reason why this poor book is taking me twice as long to write as it normally would.

I know…in the scheme of things this is minor. I’m fine, and whatever happens, we’ll manage it. I’m just ranting. And now I’ll return you to your regularly schedule blog…

Here’s our Wednesday Worthy Candidate for today (I put himn on FB last week, but I don’t *think* I posted him here.

handsome muscular man

So what do you think, is he worthy?

Monday, May 12th, 2014
Weekend Roundup!

The weekend was fine, I’m diving into EXPOSING THE HEIRESS, tightening it up before I finish writing it.

Mother’s Day was nice and quiet. Usually it’s kind of madhouse so this was nice. Oh last week Wizard says,

“Mother’s Day is coming up. Should we order flowers or do something for my mom?”

I looked up from the computer. “Already done. They’ll be delivered Saturday.”

Dead silence. Wizard’s just standing there.

So I frowned, getting kind of worried that he’d had something else in mind. “Everything okay?”

“Yep.” He grinned at me. “Mother’s Day is taken care of. Damn I’m good.” And he strolled off.

I think he might have been serious. Men! Of course his mother called to thank us, and talked to ME because she knows better. And I thanked her for Wizard. Seriously–that woman gave me one of the four greatest gifts of my life–Wizard. (The other three are my boys).

I’m going into my writing cave to conquer this book and I have to write a speech for June, so I might be rather scarce over the next five weeks. But I usually miss you all and HAVE to check in :-)

How was your weekend and Mother’s Day?

Friday, May 9th, 2014
Happy Friday and Mother’s Day!

I sent my 2nd pass edits off for COWBOY MARINE last night!  (Note: title is changing, should have new title next week, and the book comes out in July).  We had to cut about 7K words. My editor did the major cutting, then my job was to clean it all up and make it work. That was challenge as I had to pull out minor plot threads and still keep the flow of the story–no idea if I’ve succeeded. Another editor will read it before it even goes to copy editing (Entangled does a LOT of editing, which is a good thing), so I should know soon.

I need to get back to EXPOSING THE HEIRESS right away. But first, I’m going to try to go to the gym and then run some errands.  I’ll start back in on that book this afternoon.

Wizard and I need a vacation. He may go with me to Florida in the fall (a small conference) but I’m thinking we should do a weekend away this summer.  I won’t take “real” time off if  we’re at home. I think it’d be good for us just to take a weekend somewhere Any suggestions?

And this weekend is…

Mother's Day Concept-- Purple tulips with card on white backgrou

I hope all the Moms out there have a fantastic Mother’s Day!


Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Wednesday Worthy BUSTED!

I can’t believe this…so I was planning my normal post for a Wednesday Worthy Hunk Candidate when the blog gets raided!

By this guy…

Handsome Muscular Policeman Posing.

He swears he’s a cop and he’s investigating the blog.

Should I believe him???