Jennifer Lyon

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Appletini Worthy News

appletini-1I didn’t think it would happen, but I finally finished the draft of BLIND MAGIC. It needs a lot of work before I turn it in, but at least I have a draft! My “draft” is something like 465pages so it’s not a small feat. It’s at least worth an Appletini…right?

My husband swears every book is this hard, but man, there were so many moments when I never thought I’d get the draft done.

Now if I can revise it into something readable and in on my deadline, that will be truly amazing! But hey, I have a whole two weeks to do it, what am I worried about? Bwhahahaha!!!!

Okay, guys, what’s your news? What do you have that is Appletini Worthy?

16 comments to “Appletini Worthy News”

  1. Dru
    August 13th, 2009 at 5:01 am · Link

    Congrats on finishing your draft of Blind Magic.

    No news over here.

  2. Mandi
    August 13th, 2009 at 7:28 am · Link


  3. Margaret A. Golla
    August 13th, 2009 at 7:30 am · Link

    The rough draft is always the hardest. Now you can smooth the rough edges and turn it into a comprehensible read!
    Good luck!

  4. Ban
    August 13th, 2009 at 7:36 am · Link

    Wish I did have some appletini worthy news – alas I do not … :( I’ll just toast yours – Congrats !!!

  5. Silver James
    August 13th, 2009 at 8:18 am · Link

    WooHOOOOOOO! Go, Jen-fer! G-Jen-fer! You rock as a writer. Two weeks? Pffft! You can do that with your eyes closed and both hands tied behind your back. Darn straight that’s appletini-worthy news!

    My news? I sold the second book, FAERIE FIRE, in the Tir Nan Og trilogy. Guess I need to think about writing the third, huh? And I finished the final polish on SHADOW DANCE and have it out on agent-query submission. After a day to celebrate, I’m back to work on the revisions of SEASON OF THE WITCH.

    I’m proud of you, witch! Take the day off to regroup, drink appletinis, and then hit it hard! *mixes and pours* Cheers!

  6. Jen Lyon
    August 13th, 2009 at 9:43 am · Link

    Dru, thanks! And no news is better than bad news!

  7. Jen Lyon
    August 13th, 2009 at 9:43 am · Link

    Mandi, thanks!

  8. Jen Lyon
    August 13th, 2009 at 9:44 am · Link

    Margaret, I hope so! But for me, the rough draft is the hurdle. I usually like revising and tweaking.

  9. Jen Lyon
    August 13th, 2009 at 9:45 am · Link

    Ban, appletini-worthy news will come your way soon! In the meantime, thanks for toasting mine :-)

  10. Jen Lyon
    August 13th, 2009 at 9:47 am · Link

    Silver, that’s HUGE news! Congratulations! I’m jumping up and down for you! Appletinis for everyone to celebrate!

    Man, you put me to shame with all your projects!

  11. Erika
    August 13th, 2009 at 1:03 pm · Link

    I don’t have any appletini worthy news, but I will definitely toast yours! Congrats!

  12. Kira Daniels
    August 13th, 2009 at 1:15 pm · Link

    Congrats, girlie!! That is awesome!!! I haven’t finished a book quite that long. But I look forward to reading yours. :D

    The only good news I have at the moment–my kids started school today. Woot! Next week I plan on hitting the WIP hard. I’ve been playing and reading and it’s past time to get to work.

    Have an appletini on me!!!

  13. Jen Lyon
    August 13th, 2009 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Erika, thanks! I’m am positive we’ll be celebrating appletini worthy news from you in the future!

  14. Jen Lyon
    August 13th, 2009 at 2:47 pm · Link

    Kira, Back To School Rocks!!! You’ll be back writing and no excuses :-)

    It feels like forever since I finished a book too, (although…it still needs revisions and cleanup)

  15. StephKit
    August 14th, 2009 at 12:04 am · Link

    Awesome! I can’t wait to read it.
    I was just poking around your site trying to find out when the next book comes out. I loved Blood Magic. :)

  16. B.E. Sanderson
    August 14th, 2009 at 7:24 am · Link

    Woohoo! Congrats on getting the draft finished. Hope your appletini was yummy. =o)

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