Jennifer Lyon
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???

 

Monday, May 5th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

The weekend was busy with work. I got line edits for COWBOY MARINE (title is changing) and that’s going to take up this week. They need to be done ASAP.  My poor work-in-progress keeps getting put on hold, and I so want to get Hunt and Alyssa’s story right–it’s nagging me incessantly. This book changed so much from my original plot, but I really like the friends-to-lovers thing they have going.  There’s also a Runaway Bride, Blackmail and I always seem to have a tortured hero in there too.

But right now, I need to get this line edits/revisions done. What’s really nice is the both editors who’ve worked on this book really like it. I’m relieved to hear that!  (You should hear poor Wizard when I tell him this–he can’t fathom why I’m always surprised, but I truly am.).

We did go look at a new housing track that we’d been waiting to open–but the one story house there just isn’t for us.  It’s always fun to look at new houses. It’s almost a hobby now. But it looks like we’ll be staying here for a while. 

How was your weekend?

 

 

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Happy Friday and News!

I hope this blog posts at the correct time. The server is doing some maintenance over night so it may be delayed. If the blog shows up late, that’s why. For once it’s not my fault, LOL

And here’s my news: I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve sold the Brazilian Portuguese rights for THE PROPOSITION (book 1 of The Plus One Chronicles) to Editora Charme Publisher in Brazil. I’m really excited about it! The editor there contacted me, and then we were half way through negotiations when my Internet crashed. Thankfully I was able to email the editor through my phone and let her know. She was very understanding and patient. We just concluded and signed the deal yesterday.

Between this deal and the German one, Kat and Sloane are turning into world travelers :-) I can honestly say that I never imagined this happening when I sat down to write these books. All I cared about was finding the best way to tell their story that meant so much to me.

My weekend will be all work. Real Life keeps infringing on my writing time, and I know edits for THE COWBOY MARINE  (I just got work that we’ll be changing the title) are coming my way soon. On top of that, Ryan and I are still working on the audio for POSSESSION. We’re almost there, though!

What are you doing this weekend?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
I’m Back! And Wednesday Worthy!

Whew, that was NOT fun. A week with major internet problems, and making my way though the customer service roadblocks to get a technician out here to help.  We got it back up and running Monday night…fingers crossed that it holds.  Enough of that, we really don’t want to relive it :-)

But I missed you all! I hope everyone is safe after those tornadoes.

Wizard was home on Monday, after a long day we decided to take a break (escaped the madness!) and go to the movies. We saw THE OTHER WOMAN, and it was hilarious. Toward the end, I laughed so hard, I lost my breath. If you like women getting revenge on cheating guy humor, see this movie! 

I lost writing time with all the issues, but I’m on track…mostly. It didn’t help that BLB and Bailey showed up unexpectedly to stay the weekend (Bailey belongs to Middle Son–but Middle Son was traveling so asked his brother to help –this is too convoluted to even explain, LOL!)  The CPA and Special K came over after they did a Mud Run thing…and it was pretty much a full house. I love the kids hanging out, so I can’t complain about that.

Now let’s move onto out candidate for Wednesday Worthy–maybe  a guy who can do some heavy lifting around here:

Back Of Muscular Construction Worker Shirtless In Building Site

So what do you think? And how’ve you been while I was MIA?

 

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Wednesday Worthy

After dealing with some tough business decisions, and having a few more to make in the coming week, I need something FUN. So let’s invite a Hunk Candidate out to play. Here he is: I chose him because of his smile (mostly–well at least I noticed his smile!).

Sexy smiling shirtless male model with muscular body and abs aga

So what do you think? Is he worthy?

 

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Weekend Roundup!

Okay I said on Friday we were having CPA Boy’s birthday on Sunday but that was a clever lie to deceive him. Special K threw him a surprise party on Saturday and it rocked!  While Special K distracted CPA Boy away from the house, Wizard and I went out there and set up. Both Middle Son, his Amazing G/F and CPA’s best friend and his Awesome G/F, arrived early and helped. Since they are ALL taller than me, that means they hung most of the decorations while I stood around pretending I was useful. Then once all the guests arrived, I sent the secret code text to Special K (“Everyone is here” LOL) and she brought home CPA Boy.

CPA Boy was surprised :-) He knew something was up, but not what it was. Special K really pulled it off! We had so much fun, I ended up with a sore throat from talking and laughing so much.  Days like that are such a gift.  

In other news, it all took three long weeks, but Wizard is finally completely over his sinus infection! Which made this weekend even better. Friday night we went to the movies to see DRAFT DAY (it was okay) and then stopped to grab some dinner where I had a close up view of a poor little girl get sick.  Ugh! Man I felt so sorry for her and her mom. I felt sorry for me too, but WAY more sorry for them.  I suspect it was going to be a very long night for them.

Sunday I worked then took a break to hang out in the Jacuzzi with Wizard for a while. I’m also proof-listening to chapters of POSSESSION as Ryan gets then done.  That’s always interesting. It’s much easier for me to write these scenes, then listen to them :-)

So how was your weekend?  And just out of curiosity, are you a fan of surprise parties?

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