Jennifer Lyon

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Happy Friday!

This week flew by! It’s wild how fast time is going. Yesterday I finally hit a milestone in Exposing The Heiress. I kept writing to a certain page number, then I’d realize, Oh Crap, this isn’t working.

That happened 3 or 4 times sending me back to page 1. I’ve seen other writers make a note that they needed to change the first few chapters and keep going–getting the draft finished. I think that’s really smart, but I can’t do it. For me, it’s like putting frosting on a burnt cake.  I just can’t go forward until I have the first part of it right.

I’m still waiting for THE PROPOSITION to clear through Audible (audio book) quality check. I’m really impressed that they check each book though so I don’t mind.

And now for the fun party. BAILEY! He came Tuesday night and left Thursday. We had a blast. And of course, since I went grocery shopping while he was here, I bought him a new toy.

Bailey New Toy 1


He doesn’t look excited in the above picture (that’s his “tolerating her taking pictures again” look), but he really was. He showed everyone his new toy. But he spent most of the day out back looking for lizards. He didn’t find any, but he never gave up until dark. Then he came in with me to hang out with me…

Bailey after playing all day

He conked out.  When we went to bed, he didn’t move all night long.  Who knew lizard hunting was so exhausting? But he got up happy and raring to go again in the morning.

This weekend, I’m writing and probably cleaning. What are you doing?


6 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. Viki S.
    March 21st, 2014 at 2:40 am · Link

    I think I’m like you. It would be very difficult for me to not get it right from the very start. I just can’t see how to build off of a bad foundation. But that’s me. Glad you got it figured out.

    How I love Bailey :). He kept you free of lizards. His job was done so he got a good nights rest. My kitten gets all wore out keeping birds and leaves from getting into the house. He sits at the windows going crazy all day and then drops into sleep light a ton of bricks :). Note how big Bailey’s toy is – I love it!

    I think it’s cleaning for me this weekend and groceries too. Other than that nothing :).

    Have a great weekend :)!

  2. Kat
    March 21st, 2014 at 6:49 am · Link

    Just because Bailey’s toy is so big I do not think he is trying to compensate for anything. :lol:

    Viki the thing I love about cats is how you can find them sleeping anywhere and in such strange ways. If my cats find a sunny spot they seem to melt in it. It is like the old Calvin and Hobbies cartoon when Hobbies says that cats have solar cells on there bellies.

    This weekend I am going to try not to turn into the mom taxi. Or I am charging the kids for gas. Pre teen and teen are heck on my gas budget.

  3. Silver James
    March 21st, 2014 at 9:59 am · Link

    Glad you hit the milestone, Jen! Now get on with the rest of the book. :)

    I’m finally done with crib (it’s put together and read for Magic Bean), helping unpack, moving/cleaning from duplex so they can turn it back to management company. The Only has been on bed rest for a week and ready to get the show on the road. Tonight. They start preliminary procedures for inducement tonight and if labor doesn’t kick in naturally, they’ll add more early tomorrow morning. I’ll have a grandbaby by the end of the weekend! :)

    And while I’m waiting I have to get caught up on the words I haven’t been writing. :lol: Good thing I have a handle on this story, huh?

    Have a great weekend everyone!!!

  4. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    March 21st, 2014 at 12:13 pm · Link

    Viki, that’s exactly how I am–have to have the first quarter right. But some authors have a different process that works for them.

    Your kitty sounds so funny, and a hard worked keep the house safe from birds and leaves.

    We were need self cleaning houses and groceries delivered :-)

  5. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    March 21st, 2014 at 12:16 pm · Link

    Kat, most of Bailey’s toys are smaller, he likes these dogs because they are soft–he sleeps on them all the time. But I get your point :-)

    No kidding on the Mom Taxi thing! I celebrated when each one of my kids got their driver’s licenses! But then it costs even more, so there’s no winning it seems. Good luck! Hope it turns out to be a great weekend.

  6. Jennifer Lyon (Apodaca)
    March 21st, 2014 at 12:19 pm · Link

    Silver, your years has been jam packed! Adn now Magic Bean is almost here–I can’t believe how fast it’s gone.

    I feel for Only on bed rest. I never had to do that, but it gives mes shudders to think of trying to get settled into a new home and prepare of a baby from bed. Only is so lucky to have you.

    I bet you do have a handle on the story! And even if you don’t, you’ll get it done. I know you will!

    Keep us updated!

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