Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
How To Tame a Witch

Yesterday was a long day, and there promises to be many more long days as I write this next book, BLIND MAGIC (title not final yet).

So my husband came home from work and said, “You look tired.”

“Yeah well, this book is a mess. I don’t know how I’ll do it.”

He laughed and said, “You always say that.”

“This time I mean it.”

“You mean it every time.”

“I mean it MORE this time. The book is not working. And by the way, I don’t care how dangerous it is,  no one can live in a vacuum. Everyone talks to someone. No one can’t not talk to someone!”

My husband nodded like that sentence actually made sense.  Then you know what he did? He bought me this:


It was delicious!

27 comments to “How To Tame a Witch”

  1. Dru
    April 28th, 2009 at 3:34 am · Link

    aaawww chocolate…the cure-all food.

  2. Margaret A. Golla
    April 28th, 2009 at 7:50 am · Link

    What a sweet hubby! He so understands you. So did you break the bar up and take monstrous scoops of peanut butter on each piece?

  3. Silver James
    April 28th, 2009 at 9:14 am · Link

    *mixes up chocolatini* *shakes over ice* *pours* Here. This will make it all better. What a good hubby you have!

  4. Erika
    April 28th, 2009 at 10:21 am · Link

    AWWWWW, that’s so thoughtful. Hubby earns a big gold star for being understanding. My hubby would have shaken his head and walked away thinking I was a nut, but, I love him anyway.

  5. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 10:56 am · Link

    Dru, it’s true!

  6. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 10:56 am · Link

    Margaret, nope, I didn’t think about that! Great idea!

  7. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 10:57 am · Link

    Silver, thanks! Chocolatini is just what I need! Are you back to revisions today?

  8. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 10:58 am · Link

    Erika, my husband knows I’m nuts, this isn’t anything new. He has a great sense of humor and puts up with me!

  9. Margaret A. Golla
    April 28th, 2009 at 11:44 am · Link

    Oh, and if you nuke a large marshmallow (5 seconds one side/flip and repeat) you can really work on gaining weight. :-(

  10. Silver James
    April 28th, 2009 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Jen, I am! I’ve been hard at work for a couple of hours. I’m going to work another hour and then break for the day before the words start doing the Macarena across the screen. I have hopes that I’ll be finished tomorrow and the MS is will winging its way back to my editor. I shall be doing the Snoopy Happy Dance because I can get back to work on other projects!

  11. Ashlynn Pearce
    April 28th, 2009 at 2:22 pm · Link

    What a nice guy!! My hubby tends to look at me cross-eyed when I talk about my writing. He really tries to be interested, but it’s really not his thing.
    BTW- A man that brings choco is a keeper. ;)

  12. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 2:34 pm · Link

    Margaret, and that’s so what I need…to gain weight!

  13. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 2:35 pm · Link

    Silver, YAY!!! Get that puppy done and off! Then you can do the witch jig, or appletini dance, or whatever works fo ryou1

  14. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 2:40 pm · Link

    Ashlynn, come here and talk about your writing! We’ll all listen, I promise!

    My husband knows the value of chocolate :-)

  15. Silver James
    April 28th, 2009 at 2:47 pm · Link

    *mixes ‘tinis of choice* Okay. Today’s revisions are done. Tomorrow, I have a few minor things to fix and then I’m done and on to other projects. How’s your beast going today, Jen? Do I need to find a “lyon” tamer?

  16. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Silver, fantastic! I know how much work this turned out to be, so you should be proud.

    I’ve left Phoenix to fend for himself and went back to chapter one to work on the heroine. Why is it that I never remember how hard it is to write a book?

  17. Silver James
    April 28th, 2009 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Uhm…because it’s supposed to get easier? *looks dodgy* I keep telling myself that. Don’t believe it yet…

    Axel needs to have a little talk with Phoenix. Or you heroine should cut him off until he behaves. Just sayin’…

  18. Margaret A. Golla
    April 28th, 2009 at 5:42 pm · Link

    Uh, FYI writing picture books isn’t any easier! But I finally finished my Faerie book, *drumroll* IT came in at 2028 words–I hope I can save 50% of them!
    I agree with Silver, cut Phoenix off, throw him a curve ball, bean him on the head, shave his nuts. . .Oh, sorry, got carried away.

  19. Silver James
    April 28th, 2009 at 5:51 pm · Link

    Congrats, Margaret! And I agree. We should all rope and hog tie Phoenix until he learns to play nice.

  20. Jenn
    April 28th, 2009 at 5:52 pm · Link

    Silver, let me know when you convince yourself, LOL! Some parts do get easier. I’m just in the crazy stage, I guess. I’m not even talking to Phoenix today, just working with the heroine.

  21. Jenn
    April 28th, 2009 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Margaret, that’s wonderful! You deserve unending appletinis for finishing your Faerie book!

    I am sure that picture books aren’t any easier. I have no idea how to even start something like that!

  22. Jenn
    April 28th, 2009 at 5:54 pm · Link

    Silver, I’m so not letting you guys rope and hogtie Phoenix, I’ll never get him back! And besides, I think he might like it.

  23. Margaret A. Golla
    April 28th, 2009 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Just finished the family walk and will now enjoy a glass of hubby’s homemade Syrah, I’m not really in the appletini mood.
    Oh, BTW, Ashlynn is a local writing buddy that I sent your way–Damn, I need to give her Erika’s blog–I KNOW she’ll appreciate the eye-candy!

  24. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 8:05 pm · Link

    Margaret, sounds yummy! Thanks so much for sending Ashlynn this way! And yeah, she must go to Erika’s blog.

  25. Silver James
    April 28th, 2009 at 8:11 pm · Link

    I may have to give up my Saturday brunches and just let Erika cater them. ;)

    Are you sure I can’t rope and hogtie Phoenix? Or at least teach your heroine the ins and outs?

  26. Jen Lyon
    April 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm · Link

    Silver, both you and Erika are heating up the Internet with your blogs!

    Phoenix can’t play right now, he has work to do :-) Maybe later…

  27. Ashlynn Pearce
    April 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm · Link

    I’m thinking I hit Ericka’s blog, via Margaret. YUM!! That’s all I have to say. I’m a sucker for eye candy. I have this folder called “ART” and well…you can guess what’s in it. *grins all evilly and stuff*
    Oh, Jen– did you ever find a pic of Paul Telfer? If not, tomorrow I blog at Writing Sluts and I posted a pic of him there. Very eye-candy worthy. :)

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