Jennifer Lyon

Friday, March 8th, 2013
Happy Friday!

You know, I often amaze myself at my incredible ability to screw up.  If only I would use that amazing talent for good…

Please note this is MY fault. No one else’s, but 100% mine.

So yesterday morning, I got up and checked the day’s blog tour stop at Under the Covers Book Blog.  I saw the blog was up and went on with my morning.

An hour or two later, I checked again, actually READING the first line this time and realized it was THE WRONG FREAKING BLOG.

Okay, but how bad could it be?

Sigh…it was the draft of a blog I wrote for B. E.’s blog–unfinished, unedited and (I thought) discarded because it sucked big fat hairy donkey…toes. Let’s just say toes. I mean it was bad. It gives me hot flashes of gut-churning humiliation to even think about it getting out into public.

First I panicked. I started emailing Carla — my awesome assistant who set it all up through her Book Monster Promotions. But Carla wasn’t answering me because sometimes she actually has a life. I mean at least five minutes went by which is a life time when you’re dying of panic.

Then I thought… Text her you freaking moron. 

Carla texted right back, then she contacted the Under the Cover Book Blog folks and they immediately fixed my massively embarrassing screw up.

So to be clear, Carla and Under the Cover Book Blog are the heroes and I am the too-stupid-too-live-author who is supremely grateful.

Sigh…if only I could use my ability to screw things up to foil terrorists or something.

Tomorrow I’m going to my local RWA meeting.  That should be fun as long as I manage not to humiliate myself.

What are your plans?

9 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. Viki S.
    March 8th, 2013 at 3:44 am · Link

    Hey you’re allowed to be human. You’re also smart to have a good team (Carla) to support you. Don’t worry too much as it all worked out.

    Have a great time at your meeting tomorrow. It will do you good to get your mind off of your releases and current work for a few hours.

    I’m getting things in order so the guys don’t destroy the house this weekend. I’m going to Bon Jovi and have decided to stay downtown rather than drive back home late Sat. I just hope the house is standing when I get back ;).

    Have a great weekend!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    March 8th, 2013 at 9:36 am · Link

    Aww, it’s okay, Jen. :patpatpat: We all do things like that sometimes – especially when things are crazypants around us. I know the more stressed I am, the more likely I am to make mistakes. Cut yourself some slack. :hugs:

    Have fun at your RWA meeting and forget about this bobble.

    I’m just trying to get through today. I’ll think about the weekend as it happens. I may even write – since the wall I was up against resolved itself as I was falling asleep last night (and I even remember what the fix was!) =o)

  3. Silver James
    March 8th, 2013 at 10:55 am · Link

    I hate when that happens, Jen. But it’s okay. We aren’t perfect. That’s why writing is such hard work! Srsly!! Enjoy RWA. You always get inspired when you go.

    Viki, have fun at the concert! I hope the boys behave while you’re gone! *crosses fingers*

    B.E., WOOT! Awesome that you found the sledgehammer for that wall and remembered where you put it, even. :D

    Me? If I’d get off the internet, and write, I could stay in bed tomorrow to get over this sinus/chest cold crud. Sunday I’m supposed to do that PR shoot with The Only. The weather is supposed to be cold and ugly but we need to get it done.

    Happy Friday, witches!

  4. Kat
    March 8th, 2013 at 12:37 pm · Link

    Jen you are way to hard on yourself. If I had a penny for all the times I put my foot in my mouth and all the OH SHIT moments- I would be a billionare with a house keeper and ….Day dreaming….. Ok you get the idea.

    I hope to get some reading in this weekend and some sleep.

    Viki Bon Jovi really!!! so cool :-D That brings back some good memories. Teenager of the 80’s I am.

  5. Jenn
    March 8th, 2013 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Viki, how fun! You should absolutely stay downtown and have a blast! I hope we can hear all about it on Monday!

    I know I’m human, but what I feel bad about is screwing up stuff for others. However it’s fixed and all is well now :-)

  6. Jenn
    March 8th, 2013 at 1:07 pm · Link

    B.E., tough day? I hope everything is okay.

    I love when answers come to me like that! But remembering them is key :-) Hope you get a lot of time to write!

  7. Jenn
    March 8th, 2013 at 1:08 pm · Link

    Silver, you need to be in bed now! Writer when you feel better!

    I really enjoyed BRIDE’S MOON! When is the next one (ROUGE’S MOON, I think) coming out?

  8. Jenn
    March 8th, 2013 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Kat, thanks. I just hate causing other people problems. I’m used to causing myself problems :-) But everyone was wonderfully kind and helpful.

    I hope you get your weekend of rest and reading!

  9. Silver James
    March 8th, 2013 at 3:02 pm · Link

    Jen, I’m headed to bed shortly. I had a :idea: moment I needed to follow up on. ROGUE MOON is still in first draft stage. I’m hoping it’ll be out in April, May at the latest. I have a short trip to New Orleans scheduled for research, since ROGUE is set in and around NOLA. :)

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