Jennifer Lyon

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Wing Slayer Worthy

I’m so excited to be taking a super awesome online class called DEEP STORY STRUCTURE with Carol Hughs, who has an amazing background. You can see more about the class and Carol here if you click on this Enrollment Information at

Carol has read my books and tells me that I actually know what I’m doing, but most days, it truly doesn’t feel like it. I think this class will help me hone my process into something more manageable.  I rarely try to describe my process because…it’s indescribable. I basically work like a dog until I find the story and every freaking tiny little nuance of the characters and pray like mad that I can bring it all together and make it work. And that involves butt in the chair, writing rewriting and more rewriting. What I lack in talent, I make up for with pure stubbornness. That’s just the plain truth.

Anyway, I’m taking this class while working on two projects.  I never work on two stories at once, and I know at some point, project number two must take a backseat to CAGE. But I have stuff in my head that is clawing to get out, so I’m kind of stuck trying to balance this while taking a HUGE class.

Better than being bored, right? Mwhwahahaha!!!!

In the meantime, I’ve not had great luck finding Wing Slayer Hunter candidates (that I can buy rights to use in my price range). So today, I’m going for pure, wet, beefcake. You may have seen him before, but I don’t think you’ll mind the repeat!

So what do you think? Wing Slayer Worthy?




Monday, September 10th, 2012
Weekend Roundup

Awesome weekend! Friday I met Biker Witch at Barnes and Nobles for coffee.  As she began talking fast and jumping subjects, I began to wonder if I was having some kind of stroke because I couldn’t following her train of thought. Then I realized the problem and began to laugh. Hard. So hard I was sinking in my seat, head thrown back and snorting. Cause I’m classy that way.

Someone forgot to order DECAF coffee and it wasn’t me. I mainline caffeine. Biker Witch, however does not. She was wired on caffeine. Like…WIRED.  Too funny! You had to be there. Then we had to go our separate ways to run errands. I got a text later from Biker Witch that she went to six different stores and got a lot done.

I started laughing all over again. I don’t know why she puts up with me. Oh wait, I do.  When we got to the B&N we quickly found out that the Starbucks had run out of raspberry scones that Biker Witch really wanted. But I managed to get them to find one for her. So…just saying I’m not totally useless.

Saturday I went to my meeting. Most of it was spent with Laura plotting a secret project. We had a great time!

Sunday, Wizard and I hung out.

Here’s how Bailey spent his weekend:

Saturday: Bailey uses his sad face to convince BLB to stop doing homework and play with him. Works every time.

Sunday: Bailey goes to work with CPA Boy, takes a long nap then here he’s checking into make sure CPA Boy is working. He needs more toys and treats.

The boys text me regular Bailey Dog updates.

And lastly,  BLB is doing pretty well. He works more than I thought he would, along with carrying a full load of classes, but that’s his call.  I trust his judgement and know he’ll adjust as he needs to.

How was your weekend?

Friday, September 7th, 2012
Book Reader Addicts Blog and Giveaway

Just wanted to post this for anyone interested. I’m over at Book Reader Addicts today to celebrate their 2 Year Anniversary! Click on the link and join us!

Friday, September 7th, 2012
Angel Fail…

I’m so not buy this angel act. What do you think?


I’m heading out tomorrow to my local RWA Chapter meeting. Probably being hanging out with my critique partner, Laura Wright and ending up talking shop. It’s a sickness, LOL!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Wing Slayer Worthy

These short weeks are killer! I can’t believe it’s Wednesday. I’m so freaking determined to keep going on CAGE MAGIC until I have to stop for revisions on the no-title-yet Entangled book. That one is scheduled for release March 2013 and I expect revisions next month.  In the meantime, I’m going to write on CAGE MAGIC every day to keep myself anchored in the story.

Although yesterday didn’t go well since my wireless keyboard started acting like it was haunted. It would work. Then stop. Then work. I tried swapping out batteries, reconnecting it, restarting the computer, even selective swearing…and it still acted like a poltergeist with a bad attitude. Finally I realized I was defeated and hooked up my old keyboard. But I got an hour or two in so I guess that’s something. Today will be better.

Now for Wing Slayer Worthy. I have to choose from the pics I have on file (rights bought from Bigstock). We’ll give this one a shot:

So what do you think? Any potential for a Wing Slayer Hunter?



Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Happy Labor Day (in the States)! Hope everyone has a day off today!

So yesterday,  Wizard went out to breakfast. And while there, we spontaneously decided to drive to San Diego and take the two-hour harbor cruise. It was wonderful!

Here’s the San Diego sky line from the ship. It’s not a great pic, but the skyline was amazing.

After that we went by the navel ship yard, but I didn’t get a good enough shot of that. I was so paranoid I would drop my iPhone in the bay.  But my iPhone made it home with me, safe and sound and must to Wizard’s relief! Although he’s still laughing that I accidentally turned the video on and couldn’t get it off. We were on the top deck and I couldn’t see the screen in the blazing sun. I got great video of our feet…but I’ll spare you that.

This is one of my shots of the Coronado Bridge. It’s amazing to see!

Next is a pic I took of myself while Wizard was off getting cold drinks for us. He said I should I shouldn’t put on the blog as it doesn’t meet his standards of what a pic of me should look like.  Yeah…like I’m going to listen. This is what I look like after about an hour and a half in the heat and wind.

After we docked, we walked along the bay, looked at shops and then ate a late lunch on the pier. We had great seats right next to a window overlooking the bay. Look who tried to join us:

I think he was applying for a position as a Wing Slayer Hunter :-)

And last, as we were walking back to the car, we passed the awesome Midway Aircraft Carrier (retired). We went on this last year and loved it. In this pic, you might be able to make out the jets sitting on the deck to get an idea how big this ship is.

We had fun, and more importantly, Wizard relaxed. Well we both did, but he’s been working so hard, I was glad to see him relaxing.

Today I’m working!

How was your weekend, and do you have any special plans today?

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