Jennifer Lyon

Friday, April 18th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

The other night Wizard says, “You’re almost done with this book, right?”


“But you’ve been working on it since–”

I held up a hand.  “I know how long, thank you. I’m making progress but I screwed up, okay? I didn’t take the time to outline properly and I’ve chased my own tail from here to Alaska and back. Along the way I took like six side trips and got lost seven times. By the way, that Mustang I was going to buy you? I lost it on one of my side trips, I think if Vegas.  So don’t ask me if I’m almost done, what chapter I’m on or have many pages I’ve written. Anything else?”

Wizard thought about that. “Can I have a brownie?”

Stumped, I said, “Since when do you ask if you can have a brownies?”

He tilted his head. “Since you became the Mayor of Crazy Town.”

I nodded. “Fair enough, but as Mayor of Crazy Town, I expect you to bring me a brownie too.”

He actually did bring me a brownie.  But I think he hid all the knives.

And I *am* making progress. Really! I sort of know what I’m doing now AND I didn’t really lose Wizard’s Mustang because I never actually bought him a Mustang. (The Mustang is on ongoing joke between us.)

So this weekend I’m working on Saturday, then Sunday we’re going to CPA Boy’s to celebrate his birthday. I’m bringing the food, so I should get on that :-)

What are you doing this weekend?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    April 18th, 2014 at 2:48 am · Link

    You two are a riot! I bet Wizard did hide the knives ;). Well not all of them. He probably left you a butter knife for making breakfast.

    Happy to hear the book is coming along. You’ve had several distractions lately too so give yourself a bit of a break.

    Love the Mustang joke too.

    Wow, CPA boys BD and Easter Sunday all in one ;). Like how you’re bringing the food. I see cookies ;). Have a great time.

    Happy Easter!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    April 18th, 2014 at 6:37 am · Link

    Ah, the cardinal sin of mentioning how long you’ve been working on a manuscript. He should bring you brownies and hide the knives. ;o) We’ve got the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy here. I don’t talk about the book I’m working on, and he doesn’t ask. Or we end up with ‘I’m working on the genie book’ and him saying ‘I thought you were done with that’ wherein much eyerolling ensues while I try to explain that until it’s actually published a book is NEVER done. And more eyerolling ensues but from him this time.

    Enjoy CPA’s birthday and the holiday weekend.

    Since yesterday was full of deliveries, the weekend will be assembling patio furniture and a grill for me while Hubs installs insulation. He’ll probably help me a little and I’ll probably help him a little. Then we’ll break to make and eat ham on Sunday. Meanwhile I’m going to try to get some words in there somewhere.

  3. Silver James
    April 18th, 2014 at 8:06 am · Link

    I have RWA chapter meeting tomorrow. I’d much prefer to stay home in bed, head under the covers and trying to ignore what the date is. Instead, I’ll be downtown–the LAST place I want to be. Ah well.

    In between times, I’ll be working on the Faerie Christmas novella, and we’re taking the kids out for lunch or dinner on Sunday so we can give them an Easter basket. At their request. :lol:

    Good luck on the book. You’ll get there. You and Wiz crack me up. Have a great weekend, everyone!

  4. Jenn
    April 18th, 2014 at 11:12 am · Link

    Viki, oddly enough, Wizard didn’t hide all the knives :-)

    Hope you have a great weekend and Easter!

  5. Jenn
    April 18th, 2014 at 11:15 am · Link

    B.E., it’s so true that we’re never done. And even when it’s publisher, we’re never satisfied (or I’m not)

    Sounds like you’re getting ready for spring with a BBQ and patio furniture!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Jenn
    April 18th, 2014 at 11:18 am · Link

    Silver, yeah, that event you’re avoiding happened on CPA’s birthday. Hang in there. Hopefully getting out will help.

    My kids aren’t getting Easter baskets this year. Hope yours appreciate it! Your beautiful grandbaby is too young,but next year he can toddle around looking for Easter eggs :-)

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