Jennifer Lyon

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Stressed? Me?

Normally I’m not paranoid, but lately,  this picture keeps popping up in my inbox…

dog writer

And I’m starting to think this dog is after my job.  This dog thinks he can write better books than me! This stress got to me and I sent this picture back to the upstart pooch…

Dog do ya feel lucky

Now I’m getting court ordered treatment for anger management. Meet my therapist…

dog shrink

Just another day in my life…

19 comments to “Stressed? Me?”

  1. Dru
    November 12th, 2009 at 5:41 am · Link

    I know what you mean about job stress. I hope there’s something this weekend to look forward to.

    Have a stress-free Thursday.

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    November 12th, 2009 at 8:50 am · Link

    LOL, that first dog looks exactly like a friend’s puptart. Nothing like a few funny pet pictures to de-stress. =o)

  3. Val
    November 12th, 2009 at 9:09 am · Link

    Fortunately, my job does not cause any stress at all. But, I get plenty from other areas in my life so I can commiserate. If you want I can send over GSS to give you a full body massage, he is really good with oil :) , and he guarantees you will be absolutely stress free by the time he is done.

  4. Amanda
    November 12th, 2009 at 9:49 am · Link

    Sounds like you need a day alone with those Wing Slayers. I am sorry to hear you are stressed. I hope you find time for some appletinis. :)

  5. Silver James
    November 12th, 2009 at 10:06 am · Link

    Sounds like appletini time to me, girlfriend!

    Since I’m down here in Florida for a week, my only stress is catching up on my NaNo count which is almost beyond reach. I need some inspiration. Can I borrow Phoenix?

  6. Margaret A. Golla
    November 12th, 2009 at 10:20 am · Link

    Aw, I wuv your therapist–can I borrow, pweez?

  7. Kira Daniels
    November 12th, 2009 at 10:41 am · Link

    Keep chin up, girlie!! Kick up your feet and sip an appletini. You’re talented. You’re strong. And…you’re a witch!! You can do this!!

    Kick some stress-butt!!!

  8. Jen Lyon
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:08 am · Link

    Dru, you know what? I do have something to look forward to on Saturday–my RWA chapter meeting! Thanks for reminding me!

  9. Jen Lyon
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:09 am · Link

    B.E., how cute your friend’s dog must be!

  10. Jen Lyon
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:10 am · Link

    Val, stress finds us all one way or another :-) GSS massage sounds wonderful! But will I work after that? Hmm…

  11. Jen Lyon
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:11 am · Link

    Amanda, it’s always time appletinis and Wing Slayer Hunters! Let’s pour!

  12. Jen Lyon
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:12 am · Link

    Silver, take Phoenix! He’s just sitting here anyway, waiting for me to get to him (revisions) and giving me “suggestions.” All his suggestions involve more sex…I’m seeing pattern.

    So do you need brainstorming for NaNo or just time?

    Hope Florida is treating you well!

  13. Jen Lyon
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:13 am · Link

    Margaret, he’s adorable isn’t he? How can anyone be stressed after looking at that face????

  14. Jen Lyon
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:14 am · Link

    Kira, thank you! That’s really nice to hear! Now I just have to keep my butt in the chair :-)

  15. Cecile
    November 12th, 2009 at 11:16 am · Link

    I am agreeing with Kira word for word!!! Chin up, feet up and take a swig of drink!! You are an amazing author!!! Come on… The Wing Slayers, who else would have created these men’s stories! They bow down to you in worthiness! And we are your witch followers… hello! Who else you know that has witch followers… really!!! LMAO!!! You are beyond strong to go through what (all of you writers) all you do to put just one book out there and you are a KICK A$$ witch!!!

    Now I see Val is letting GSS give you an oil massage.. hummm… **evil wink** I see the stress rolling off of you just thinking about GSS and the massage!!! LOL!!
    And we do have the weekend to look forward to!!

  16. Silver James
    November 12th, 2009 at 1:15 pm · Link

    BS is always helpful. Mainly, I’m thinking I bit off more than I can chew with this story. I realize it’s NaNo but can you say “Exposition is my friend!”? Uhm…yeah. When all else fails, tell don’t show. I’m not to the point that I’m skipping around writing random scenes…yet. LOL

    Send Phoenix over. He can sit here and crack jokes and sexual innuendos at me. That way you can get the novella work done!

    Vacation is good. Not doing a blasted thing but visiting with friends and eating.

  17. Jen Lyon
    November 12th, 2009 at 9:11 pm · Link

    Hey Cecile, I am once again behind! But you really made me smile! Except that I think of you guys as witch-friends, more than followers :-)

    Nmow let’s all have appletinis and ogle Gas Station Slayer…!!!!

  18. Jen Lyon
    November 12th, 2009 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Oh Silver, I hear you! I do chunks of exposition in my first drafts, and then chunks of dialogue. It’s just the process, you know? This isthe Agnes story? Because I’ve always thought you had the talent for hat. You can totally do it AS LONG AS YOU ACCEPT THAT THIS IS JUST A DRAFT!

    Also, maybe you need this vacation without the pressure of this word count? You’ve been really working hard lately.

    Phoenix should be there by now :-)

  19. B.E. Sanderson
    November 13th, 2009 at 8:02 am · Link

    He’s a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and he’s such a baby. :whine: Now I want a dog.

    I finally got a copy of Soul Magic yesterday! And wouldn’t you know it? Daughter snatched it up and starting reading before we even got home. =o\ LOL, good thing she reads fast.

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