Jennifer Lyon

Monday, October 13th, 2014
Weekend Roundup

Oh yay, it’s Monday. But the weekend was fantastic. I worked of course.

dog on computer

Since this book will likely be moved to a sexier line, most of my editors notes are versions of. “Can we get five sex scenes?” Umm, sure thing. I’m on it. And by the way, Wizard thinks this is hilarious. He’s making all kinds of comments that the Blog Police have forbidden me from repeating here.  In all seriousness, the sex must work with the emotional arc to have any real value…I hope I’m doing that but I can’t really tell right now.

But I took two huge breaks this weekend. Late Saturday afternoon we went to see GONE GIRL and we both really liked it. Lots of twists and surprises (I didn’t read the book and I’m glad I didn’t. It was fun to be surprised), then went out to dinner. Sunday afternoon we went over CPA Boy and Special K’s for her birthday. It was so easy and fun; pizza, cupcakes, and tons of fun with the two pups. Wizard took his Asus Transformer computer tablet thingie, and he and Special K had their heads together over that, working on something or other–I think they were setting up Nexflix. Everyone is surprised at how much he’s done on it already. Wizard LOVES that tablet.

Then Sunday night I’m back at the computer working. It’s taken me a while to figure out what I wanted to do to realign this book, but now I’m hooked and working! The changes are almost done, then I’ll clean it up and send it off.

So how was your weekend?

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    October 13th, 2014 at 2:51 am · Link

    I’m glad you had a great weekend and the party was easy and fun. It always is much more fun when all is simple :).

    It’s kind of easy to picture Special K and Wizard with the tablet ;). Boys and their toys.

    You liked Gone girl – great! My middle son went last week and loved it. He was going to take me Saturday but he took me on a day trip to an Amish cheese Co-Op and a chocolate house. What can I say other than YUM!

    We will do Gone Girl another time. I haven’t read it either and don’t plan to. I’m one of those that likes her movies to match the book. Needless to say not reading it is a good thing for me :).

    It’s so nice to hear that you’re not just going to put the requested additional sex in the book just to put it in. Making sure it goes with the story line is SO important to me. I have stopped reading a few books just because there was sex all over it for no reason other than to have sex scenes.

    Have a great day :)!

  2. Silver James
    October 13th, 2014 at 7:46 am · Link

    I spent the weekend in bed with the Sprout’s ick. Lawyer Guy got hit with it last night. Sprout still has symptoms so no day care for him. :( :-P :-? Yeah. Love the little dickens…but… So, families do what families do. We circle the wagons. I’m just hoping like hell the kids don’t get this crap. It’s nasty! 8-O At least I’m feeling OK today. Hope everyone’s weekend was better than mine! :lol:

    And awesome news on the book, Jen. You do sexy so freakin’ well! :D

  3. Kat
    October 13th, 2014 at 7:56 am · Link

    I understand with the more sex in the book thing. sometimes it works and sometimes I end up skipping over those parts because I want to read the story. Sex is great but it is the interactions between the characters that does not happen between the sheets that makes a story line. Also the anticipation of the sex, the build up to the moment is what keeps me reading. If the sex comes to soon or to often then it diminishes the impact.

    I am sure you will find the right balance for your book.

  4. B.E. Sanderson
    October 13th, 2014 at 8:48 am · Link

    So glad you had a fantastic weekend. =o) Gone Girl sounds interesting, but I’m not a fan of Affleck, so I’ll probably wait until it’s on TV, and there’s nothing else on. Happy Birthday, Special K!

    Once again, I’m kinda not sure it was a weekend, or what I did with it. I took Friday off to read, and then kept reading through Saturday. I did some note-taking on a dystopian I wrote a while back and never edited. (I have a sickness where I write stuff and then go on to write other stuff without editing the first stuff. But I’m trying to get better.) I finally sat down and worked last night, so I have a submission ready to go out this morning. As soon as I get my courage up. Need more coffee first. ;o)

  5. Jenn
    October 13th, 2014 at 11:26 am · Link

    Viki, that sounds like so much fun to go to the Amish cheese co-op and chocolate house! I’d have picked that too. Go see Gone Girl if you can–I’d love to hear what you think of it. I had no real expectations when I saw it.

    That’s my concern on this book. I really liked the story as it was, but I have to do what’s asked of me. I’m hoping that I’m rising to the challenge but it’s always hard to tell when I’m in the middle of it.

    Wizard waited all week to ask Special K his questions :-)

  6. Jenn
    October 13th, 2014 at 11:28 am · Link

    Oh Silver I’m so sorry you and LG got sick too! And poor little Sprout, he’s still not symptom free. But he’s so lucky to have you and LG for his grandparents. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your daughter and S-I-L don’t get sick too.

    We’ll see on the sex scenes :-)

  7. Jenn
    October 13th, 2014 at 11:30 am · Link

    Kat, I hear you on sex scenes, I really do. If it’s not advancing the relationship between the H/H then it’s gratuitous and that’s my concern. The challenge here is my limited word count, but I’m trying.

  8. Jenn
    October 13th, 2014 at 11:32 am · Link

    B.E., really you don’t like Ben? Hmm. Now I’m curious :-)

    BE BRAVE AND SUBMIT!! Just do it. Believe me I know how hard rejection is, but the only way to success is to keep trying. You can do it!!!

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