Jennifer Lyon

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Weekend Roundup

I outlined and rewrote my workshop on Romancing the Trope (I’m giving it June 14th) and I’m still not happy with it. No surprise there, right? I’m never happy–I’ll set for semi-satisfied at this point. I really have something to say here about tropes and romances, but all the brilliant things I think of in the shower or on the treadmill either aren’t getting down on paper, or look really lame when I see it on paper. And I’m switching back and forth between that and writing the book. I’m pretty sure that if someone were ambitious enough to do an MRI of my brain it’d look like a twisted pretzel.

Yesterday I skipped a small get together at Wizard’s mom’s house to work. I HATE doing that. Family and friends come first, but Wizard assured me seventeen thousand times it wasn’t a big deal and it’s fine if I need to stay home and work. Some days I am so grateful for him.  Other times he makes me crazy :-)

Today I’m going to hit the gym for a short workout if I can before tackling my writing. My butt is taking on the shape of my chair, that’s just not a good thing!

Oh two things before I forget. POSSESSION book 2 in The Plus One Chronicles has been release in audio! Finally! That book had repeated delays that were out of my or the narrator’s control. But it’s here now and available on Audible, Amazon or iTunes. And the second thing is the Rock*It Reads Sizzling Summer Giveaway. You can get 10 Free e-books just for entering and one winner will get the grand prize of a Kindle Paperwhite. You can enter on my FB Page here or on the Rock*it Reads Website here.

So that was my weekend–how was yours?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    June 2nd, 2014 at 2:48 am · Link

    Yup, you’re hiding nothing from us ;). We know you’re not happy until the work has been received :). Funny how it’s always great! I think there must be a little bit of Leo there ;).

    Crazy suggestion but how about taking your phone with you and record your thoughts about the book while in the shower or whatever?

    I understand your battle with yourself over not going to the family get together. Wizard’s right, family understands.

    Did you get your meds? I hope so.

    Have a nice workout before you get to work today.

    Have a fantastic prolific day :-)!

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    June 2nd, 2014 at 7:16 am · Link

    A few years back I saw a whiteboard that works in the shower. As for the ideas being lame once you look at them in the harsh light, I hate when that happens. Sometimes, though, if I sit down and write the scene, it turns out not-lame after all. :shrug: Yay for Wizard being understanding about the family thing. That thar is a good man. Now get your chair-shaped butt to the gym. You’ll feel better. (Says the woman who spent most of the weekend in her butt-shaped chair.)

    As you saw on FB, I hit my goal on Saturday. Then instead of taking last night off, I wrote another 2K. I’m on a roll and nearing the end, so I can’t take a break now. I’ll fall apart when this first draft is in the bag. ;o)

  3. Silver James
    June 2nd, 2014 at 9:42 am · Link

    Mine was a mix of housework (finally got a new vacuum), writing (though not nearly as much as I needed to do and half of what I did was on a project allegedly on the back burner), way too much reading (but awesome books), and dinner with the kids, which the Magic Bean Sprout slept through. That kid sleeps through crazy noise! Lucky for his parents. :lol:

    This is a new month and I want the WIP I’m under deadline on finished by month-end. I have about 37K words to go so doable, if I get my @$$ in gear. Oh! And I’ve been back on the gazelle every day but one in the last 8 days. Sadly, I’ve gained 4 pounds in that same amount of time. :(

    Your program and the book will come together when it’s time, Jen. That’s the way you roll. :D

  4. Jenn
    June 2nd, 2014 at 11:12 am · Link

    Viki, dang, is my Leo showing again? LOLOL! So true I suppose. Something came to me this morning that I’m going to work on add that I think will round out the workshop and get closer to what I want.

    It’s a good suggestion! I could make notes on my phone–but I refuse to take it in the gym with me. That’s the one place I go that I don’t want to work :-) But you’re right, I could definitely utilize my phone.

    My meds did come, yah! Because it’s a biologic medicine, it takes time to work, but I’m so glad to be back on the right path.

    Hope you had a good weekend and a great day!

  5. Jenn
    June 2nd, 2014 at 11:15 am · Link

    B.E., congrats on making your writing goal! And then doing more! It’s so hard to do the butt in chair and off Internet thing, but you did it!

    I went to the gym. Lack of exercise (due to physical issues), stress and lazy eating really are taking their toll. Working out always makes me feel better even if it hurts.

    That wipe board sounds interesting. But I think I solved my issue this morning–it just came to me like these things do. Now we’ll see if I can make the workshop decent.

  6. Jenn
    June 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 am · Link

    Silver that baby has be to a huge distraction for you. He’s so cute :-)

    Awesome that you’ve been on the gazile. Ignore the weight gain, that often happens and it’ll level out. I won’t go into all the reasons, you know them.

    You can finish your deadline project! Just like I can finish mine!

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