Jennifer Lyon

Friday, March 6th, 2015
Happy Friday!

CagedMagic_600x900I finished CAGED MAGIC! I sent the manuscript off to my editor (Sasha Knight) on Wednesday and I was both ecstatic and terrific.  After so many roadblocks and heartbreaks, finally writing the book is a feeling accomplishment. A SWEATY accomplishment since I’ve spent that last six weeks getting up at 5am, working until I ran out of steam at night and having zero life to finish it. But I didn’t care, I had to tell this story.

All that said, I’m also terrified and worried that the book isn’t good enough, and can’t be saved through revisions. However, I’m going to spare you all my usually belly-aching worryfest! You’re welcome :-)

You know what I’m doing instead? Wizard and I are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate. And tomorrow, I’m going to have lunch with Biker Witch, my long suffering sister, and catch up with her.  Whatever happens with CAGED MAGIC, I finished the book, I fulfilled my promise to Linc and hopefully to readers (we’ll see) and I’m going to celebrate.

And then I have to dive into doing another round of edits on the next Once A Marine Book. I haven’t read through them yet, but they should be pretty straight forward edits and need to be done quickly before CAGED MAGIC comes back for revisions.

So what are you doing this weekend?

10 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. Amanda
    March 6th, 2015 at 2:56 am · Link

    Don’t sweat it, I am so excited for this book to come out I just can’t wait! So I can tell you right now, I’m going to love it. As for the next Once A Marine, again I can’t wait. Have fun, relax, and just wait everyone will love Linc’s story and all the worry will have been for nothing. :wink:

  2. Viki S.
    March 6th, 2015 at 3:39 am · Link

    Congratulations! I’m so happy for you that Caged Magic has been turned in.

    Oh yes, now Jen begins the worry cycle. No matter what we say, you’ll always have the fear of your book not being good. It seems to be all part of the process. But the good thing is you are always surprised when the book does so well. You are very good!

    Good, you need to go celebrate with a Wizard tonight. He worked hard too.

    Have a great time tonight and tomorrow with Biker Witch. We have DIL’s B-day dinner Saturday.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    March 6th, 2015 at 8:06 am · Link

    First off, thank you so much for your awesome review. You rock.

    Next up… YAY! Whatever happens now, Linc’s book is done! Don’t sweat it. We’re used to your worryfest. And you have a right to have one. You also have a right to celebrate, so go for it. :hugs: Enjoy your weekend.

    Well, I committed to sending my next book off to the editor next Friday, so I have until then to make it as polished as I can before she has to slog through it. If this book works like the last I’m looking at 6 weeks to the next publication. (But I’m not making any promises yet.) So I’ll be working on that this weekend, and the rewrite, and some major reading for downtime. =o)

  4. Silver James
    March 6th, 2015 at 12:03 pm · Link

    LINC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LincLincLincLINC! Cookies for everyone!

    Now, take a deep breath, have a great weekend. Drink a margarita with Biker Witch, have dessert. I can’t wait to read CAGED MAGIC. I can’t wait to reread all the previous Wingslayer books to lead up to it! Yay!

    I finished MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS. Waiting on the copyedits and cover. With any luck at all, it’ll be out next week, but Only has to get well. We’ve both been sick so I haven’t bugged her about finishing the cover.

    Have a great weekend, witches!

  5. Ashlynn Pearce
    March 6th, 2015 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Your book will rock…and you will worry anyway. I’m so excited to get my hands on that book. I have got to find more hours in the day and re-read the WS so catch me up to speed again. Love those books!

    This week as been super productive…. I got my cover for Wreck (dreamy sigh), I finished my short and sent to Betas (already heard from one beta and she loved it squees!), got Wreck edits back yesterday and I’m starting those today.

    No rest for the weary!

    And celebrate, girlie! You deserve it!!

  6. Jenn
    March 6th, 2015 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Amanda, thank you so much! I will sweat it but your support makes it easier to bear :-)

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Jenn
    March 6th, 2015 at 1:09 pm · Link

    Viki, it’s sadly true that I’ll worry. I tossed and turned last night trying NOT to think about the book, and speculate on what the editor will think and say about it.

    Hope you have a great birthday dinner with your DIL. You guys need a fun night.

  8. Jenn
    March 6th, 2015 at 1:11 pm · Link

    B.E., I was happy to do it! I read Dying Embers whenever I had a break or at night and couldn’t sleep. It was awesome to think you your book and not mine :-)

    I’m so happy to see you excited and motivated to keep going! Get to work!

  9. Jenn
    March 6th, 2015 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Silver you’ve been sick? Bummer! Hope you and Only get better soon.

    Yay on the new MOONSTRUCK! It sounds like you’re moving fast. OH! I saw your review in RT for SECRET too–congrats!!!

  10. Jenn
    March 6th, 2015 at 1:17 pm · Link

    Ashlynn, thank you! Okay so this morning I had an early hair appt and Sumerlee, (she’s done my hair forever and ever) said the same thing it makes me laugh. Everyone else is so sure and she’s not even a reader, LOL! (Although her daughter is a very annoyed at me for taking so long.)

    So cool on your WRECK cover! And the Beta reader feedback–that’s so key. Wish I had time to get my beta reader’s feedback, but I’m excited that yours loves WRECK! It’s going to be awesome!

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