Jennifer Lyon
Friday, September 5th, 2014
Happy Friday!

So if you’ve seen me on FB you know my friend’s son is dog sitting for a woman who breeds French Bulldogs. These are two of the puppies:

Frenchie PuppyFrenchie Puppy 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want one! Or two! But both are sold, so I’m out of luck. Plus, Wizard is mean…like really mean. He keeps saying no, or trying to say no but when he looks at these pictures, he can’t help but smile. So I’m cooking dinner the other night, and I said:

“Wizard, what if I have a contest on FB to name our new puppy. Wouldn’t that be cool?”

He jerked his head up from reading the paper (he reads an actual newspaper-remember those?) “No way. We’re not letting other people name our dog.”

I started talking fast before he realized he’d fallen into my trap. “We could just have a contest for suggestions. I’ll pick a winner, but we don’t have to use it. Or it could be the dog’s middle name.”

He shook his head. “No. They’ll name the dog something weird.  We should name out own…wait.” He frowned all serious like. “We’re not getting a dog.”

“Too late, you just said–”

“Nope. that won’t hold up in court. You used your witch-tricks.”

Laughing now because he was so put out that he’d fallen for it, I said, “Go ahead, tell the judge that I used witch tricks on you. I dare you.”

“Doesn’t matter the puppies are already sold. This conversation is moot.”

Dang. But I’m not giving up. These puppies are now the screen savers on the computers in our house. Eventually there will be more puppies that will need a home Bwhahaha!!! Although in all seriousness, we probably do better with an older dog.  But it’s fun to torture Wizard!

Okay in other news, I wanted to let you know that Books-n-Kisses is featuring Writers Tips and Tricks all month. That link should take you there. Mine will be up on September 23rd I think. I put a reminder on my phone so I can tell you guys and give you the direct link.

I don’t have any big plans for the weekend. I’m working to get back into the Wing Slayer world (also I need to update my website about the Wing Slayers), plus I need to clean and do some planning for a small party in a few weeks. Oh and my niece’s wedding is coming up in two weeks.

What are your plans for the weekend?

 

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

Lately the news in the real world completely sucks. But here on this blog we can escape that reality for a while :-)

So I’m more than 200 pages into the first draft of CAGE MAGIC, probably about mid book.  It’s a challenge, but one I’m going to try to tame into an emotional and compelling story.  I’m weaving in a bit of Ram and Ginny as their stories intersect with Linc and Eli before we get to their book. So…that’s what I’m doing. Oh and I’ve contacted my cover designer, we’re going to work on that in November.

I’m also really excited about the contemporary series! There will be a few characters from Sloane’s world there, but will be set around a rock band. Needless to say, it’s really hard to keep all the voices in my head under control.  Hope I can do this all as fast as I want to!

Now for our Wednesday Worthy Candidate:

 

One Shirtless Man With Sexy MusclesIs he worthy?

Monday, September 1st, 2014
Weekend Roundup & Happy Labor Day!

Great weekend! I could totally get used to not working, LOLOL!! Although I’m going back to writing tomorrow (Tues). First up–I’m going to work on Linc’s story, CAGE MAGIC, then I will write the first book in my new series. I’m going to work really hard to write both these series–the Wing Slayer Hunter paranormal, and the new contemporary series. I can’t maker a 100% guarantee I’ll be able to do the Wing Slayer books, but I’m really trying as I really want to finish the series. I don’t have release dates yet, I’ll let you guys know when I do.

Now here’s the wild card: Wizard is retiring early–Sept 30th of this year will be his last day at work.  Then he will be home. With me. Allll day long.

Hmmm….how much can I write with Wizard around? Maybe more because he will be able to help with running the house and doing errands. But maybe less because that man knows how to distract me.

On the other hand, I need to work since he’s retiring so it’ll be an adventure!

As for the weekend, Saturday I went to lunch and shopping with a friend and had a great time! I also found a black skirt that I needed, and am so happy about that. But the best part is that she has a connection with some people who have French Bulldog Puppies :-) Unfortunately there are only three and they are already sold :-( But maybe I can get a puppy from a future litter! Right now, we have enough adjustment with Wizard’s impending career status change.

How was your weekend? And for those of you in the states, Happy Labor Day!

 

 

Friday, August 29th, 2014
Happy Friday!

It’s Friday again! Being out from under that deadline has been awesome. I promised Wizard I’d take a real break from writing, and I am–sort of.  Okay maybe I’m plotting–a lot. The new series needs serious attention before I even get started. And after been fairly quiet for a while, Linc and all the Wing Slayers (Ram, Eli, Ginny and more!) are suddenly demanding I finish their stories. So much so that Linc woke me up at 3:30 am to discuss it, LOL! Weird how our brains work :-) But I’m not stressed, it’ll work out one way or another. Right now, I’m so grateful to have a chance to catch my breath and think about these things.

Tomorrow I’m meeting a friend at the mall for lunch and shopping.  Wizard will be home for the long weekend, so that should be fun. He can help with me plot the new series too since he’s the one that pointed out the flaw I had in my original plot (good plot, wrong timing as one thread was too close to Kat’s character.)

What are you guys doing for the weekend?

And now, since I’ve been thinking about Linc and the Wing Slayer Hunters, let’s do a cage fight for old time’s sake!

Contestant #1 This could be Linc (rich, charming gambler, has  a proclivity for knives and doesn’t trust emotion–everything is a deal to him.)

???????

 

Contestant #2 This could be Eli (watch out, he’s vicious with his whip, a bit quiet but extremely alpha, will do anything to save his sister Ginny and to find his soul mirror.)

Sexy muscular model.

Who do you think would win?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

So…I’m just barely beginning the outlining stage of a brand new series of full length books AND trying to plan my writing schedule.  I’m excited about the new book but not going to say anything else about it yet–except that I’ve been desperate to write this first story for months now. I’m also trying to see where I can fit in a Wing Slayer book and wishing I had some magic to help me write faster!

Let’s change the subject to Wednesday Worthy!

Strong Athletic Man Fitness Model Torso Showing Six Pack Abs.What do you think? Is he worthy?

 

Monday, August 25th, 2014
My ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

An extra blog to see me scream, LOL!! Okay I’m happy to accept the ALS Ice Bucket challenge from Laura Wright I’ve made my donation and now here is the video of my husband (Wizard) dumping ice water on me! I’ve nominated Rebecca Zanetti, Karin Tabke, Kathy Apodaca, Allie Mason and Ashley McKinney to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. If any of you would like to donate go to ASLA.org.

Jen’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hopefully the video embedded for those of you who want to see. If it didn’t, here’s a direct link on FB https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=676181889125831&set=vb.379420202135336&type=2&theater

Have a great day!

Jen

Monday, August 25th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

Wizard is WAY too happy right now! Okay before I get to that, I had a good weekend and I’m getting lazy :-) This weekend I’m going to start outlining my next book.

Now back to why Wizard is happy: Laura Wright nominated me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (see Laura’s video here), and since Wizard is off work –he’s going to dump ice water on me today.  On video. And if we can get it to work, we’ll upload it on FB for everyone else to laugh at. We’re also making a donation to ALS.  It’s a win-win for Wizard; first we both strongly support ALS research AND he gets to dumped ice on me.

Did I mention his happiness? Joy? Stupid Ass Grin plastered to his face with occasional snickering? Now if he can’t get the tripod set up–there’s a chance that I’ll have to dump the water on myself, but he’s really hoping he can do it. Then he threatened to get the hose and keep spraying me, chasing me around the pool until I fell in — all on tape.

See? He’s having in WAY TOO MUCH FUN.

For anyone who might worry, he’s teasing about the hose. The ONLY reason I know that is he’s a total dictator about safety around the pool.  But dumping ice water on me? Yeah, he’s all over that!

Okay in all seriousness, I’m happy to do it, I think this has been a really fun way to raise awareness about ALS and support the effort to discover better treatments and find a cure. To all those enduring the condition, and to the friends and loved ones, while a lot of us are having fun with this challenge, I want you all to know that we truly care. While our methods of bringing awareness to ALS might be fun, our desired to sincerity help is real and heartfelt.

Okay your turn. How was your weekend?

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