Jennifer Lyon

Monday, February 9th, 2015
Weekend Roundup

I’m trying so hard to write this book. I will get it done and into the editor by March first, but between now and then…it’s crazytown here.

So, my weekend was good. We saw a really cool two-legged Chihuahua mix on the news, and looked into maybe adopting him. BUT…apparently a lot of people saw the same story and were going to line up to adopt him Sunday morning for the chance to adopt him. Saturday at lunch I explained I’d called the shelter and they’d explained the Sunday Morning Lottery plan. Wizard asked me, “Well why don’t you go to that animal shelter today and just see the dog?”

I stared at him in shock. Usually he’s the one saying don’t do it. But this time, apparently, I was going to have to be the voice of reason. I hate having to be the grown up, but I stepped up. “Because if I go, I’ll fall in love with him. Then they’ll do a lottery for him, and I’ll be an emotional mess if I don’t get him.”

The reality finally dawned on Wizard. “Dang, you’re right.”

I laughed. “Hey, it happens.” So I stayed away. My promise to myself is to finish this book (Please, God, let me finished and don’t let it suck because right now…I just don’t know), and then I’ll THINK about adopting a dog. But of course, there’ll be another reason not to do it then too.

So how was your weekend?

7 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Viki S.
    February 9th, 2015 at 3:40 am · Link

    Oh I feel your pain on the pup. Every time I see stories like that I want to adopt the fur baby too. You’re right in passing this time too. You’re very busy and even if you won the lottery you wouldn’t be beating yourself up over not dedicating enough time to the little guy. Eventually the time will be right and you’ll add the perfect member to your family.

    My weekend was good. About half of our over 2 feet of snow melted. But guess what? It’s now snowing

  2. Viki S.
    February 9th, 2015 at 3:41 am · Link

    Oh good. I only lost the last line this time. It was –

    Have a great day!

  3. Ashlynn Pearce
    February 9th, 2015 at 8:27 am · Link

    I totally understand on the pup. I was at the mall Saturday (a rare thing as I hate the mall but son needed some cool shoes for prom- kill me now)– anyway, they had pups in the center court for adoption. I have FIVE…and I cried because they didn’t have homes. I really need help, I’m positive of it.

    On Linc’s story. YOU GOT THIS! Total faith in you. You will pull it off and it will rock.

    In the meantime I’m in deadline hell. Learning the hard way how to juggle more than one story when another story is yelling at you. :D

  4. B.E. Sanderson
    February 9th, 2015 at 8:51 am · Link

    I thought I saw you in Crazytown! We need to make plans to meet at the Freakin’ Loon Coffee Shop later. ;o)

    Your book will be finished and it will not suck. Because I know you and I know you can do this – even if you don’t. My problem now is I’m totally finished, so if it sucks there’s nothing I can do about it now. (I don’t think it sucks, but the readers out there might feel differently. There’s the thought that keeps me up at night.)

    That wasn’t the right pup for you anyway. You need some pup who’s easy to maintain, will nudge you out for a walk when you’ve been writing too long, and who’ll sleep (or go to Wizard) when you’re trying to work. Special needs pets take A LOT of energy. If I’d known how much work Max would end up being, I would’ve tried harder to find him a good home. I mean, I love him and wouldn’t give him up for the world now, but back then – before he became my furbaby – finding him a home would’ve made my life loads easier.

    I got the final edits done this past weekend, and then set up a Goodreads listing, did my Goodreads page, read a short book about formatting for Kindle, worked on that, approved the final cover for the print edition, took a walk in the woods to clear my head, and spent yesterday evening reading for pleasure. Yay!

  5. Silver James
    February 9th, 2015 at 9:54 am · Link

    Tell Linc, “No more cookies for you, dude, unless you straighten up and play nice with the witch!” Because you do have it, Jen. And you’ll nail it. This is that “last push to the end” jitters you always get. *nods* And B.E.’s right. When the pup meant for you a Wiz comes along, everything will fall into place.

    Viki, ugh on all that snow! I’ve gotten spoiled by not having to deal with it. Ashlynn, royal blue shoes? Seriously? Did you find them? And since when did guys have to have shoes that matched their date’s dress? :lol: As for your deadline, you’ll do it, too!

    And B.E.? I’ve read it. Stop worrying. :D

  6. niki
    February 9th, 2015 at 10:04 am · Link

    You can have my dog Jen ;) No, actually, my girls would cry and they are why I got the dog …

    Not much happened this weekend. Have a bit of a cold, which I’m hoping doesn’t turn into pneumonia, like it did last year and I think I infected my big toe by cutting the nail too close on the side :(

    The good news is – I am 1/3 done with my secret project!!!

    I’m sure you will finish your story Jen and I’m even more sure it will NOT suck ;)

  7. Ashlynn Pearce
    February 9th, 2015 at 11:37 am · Link

    Silver, its a thing now. You don’t wear the fancy leather ones, you get cool tennis shoes. Either chucks or some sort of high tops. He loves bright colors, so it was his idea for the royal blue shoes. And we DID find them and he went with the high tops. He should look pretty sharp! :-D

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