Jennifer Lyon

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Friday, March 13th, 2015
Happy Friday!

Now I remember why I immerse myself in writing…because when I’m not writing, I do projects around the house.  Since we’re stating to look for new floors, Wizard and I decided to get started cleaning out of a few closets upstairs so we won’t have to move it later. Wow, we’ve accumulated a lot of junk–although most of it is the kid’s stuff. We made a huge dent in the project though so we’re happy. But our house is at that age where it needs  work and apparently…

house evles-300x231

Which means Wizard and I have to do the work :-)

I’m also juggling a bunch of writing related projects, including looking at re-publishing two of my favorite books from my backlist that I now own the rights to. I’ll talk about that more as the process moves along.

What I want to do this weekend is:

read books and drink wine

What I DREAM of doing is adopting this guy that I found online:

french bulldog I WISH!


Just ignore Wizard standing behind me saying, “You wish, witch. Not happening unless I walk out into my garage and see a brand new Mustang.”

What will probably happen:

woman multitasking

Except that woman doesn’t look anything like me, so maybe this  is more accurate:


So what are you doing this weekend?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Wednesday Worthy

I’m doing a bunch of little stuff that is sucking time like a Hoover vacuum. No wonder I put all this stuff off while writing, LOL! I wish details would magically take care of themselves while I’m off reading a book or something.

At least I’m not obsessing about whether or not the editor likes CAGED MAGIC right? Bwhahahaha! Wrong, I can multitask :-)

Oh that reminds me, I recently read an  article that said authors should never tell readers how “hard” it is for them to write a book. Readers don’t want to hear that because then authors are not communicating a positive message. At the same time authors should never appear “too happy” or they will come across contrived and not a real person, someone pretending to be more than they are.

I stopped reading the article. I’ve chosen to be as honest as I’m comfortable while being aware that social media is a public venue. So you guys don’t get the media savvy version, you just get me.

But also, you get this guy! Our Wednesday Worthy Candidate!


Stylized close detailed portrait of masculine handsome young man

So what do you think? Is he worthy? Does he make up for having to deal with honest and unpolished me?


Monday, March 9th, 2015
Weekend Roundup

Anyone else feeling the time change? I want my lost hour back :-) But other that, I had a great weekend.  Wizard and I went out to dinner–it was an okay dinner but great to get out and relax, then Saturday I hung out with my sister for a few hours, and I finished this round of edits for EXPOSING THE HEIRESS, book three in the Once A Marine series. I believe that book will be scheduled for June or July. I’m really getting excited about the book now — I love Hunt, the former sniper hero, and Alyssa, the famous heiress betrayed by someone she should be able trust.

For the first time this year, I’m semi-caught up until the first round of edits/revisions for CAGED MAGIC come back to me. It’s so awesome to have a bit of breathing room! Oh I have things I need to do, but it’s not that same intense pressure of writing a book on deadline. I’m hoping to start outlining my new contemporary series. Plus Wizard and I need to start looking at redoing the floors in our house. While I’d love new floors, the work involved in daunting, not to mention the expense.

So how was your weekend?

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?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Wednesday Worthy

I’m still editing but getting there! In the meantime, I saw this picture of Ryan Reynolds on FB:

ryan reynolds

And now I have to know–do you think this version of Ryan Reynolds is worthy?

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Weekend Roundup!

So my weekend consisted of:


-Finally vacuuming out my closet and looking at all the shoes I can’t wear but wish I could.  This week my doctor proclaimed my bad ankle “warm and boggy.” Ugh. If you need that translated, it means a little swollen and ugly. Yay me. Which is why I’m stuck in boring shoes for now. Part of this may be from hurting it a few weeks ago. Time will tell.

-Trying a new place for breakfast Sunday morning. It was great, although Wizard picked a better breakfast than I did. So next time I’m ordering that!

-Me bugging Wizard for a dog.

-Wizard bugging me for a Mustang (the car, not the horse–I’d totally say yes to the horse!).

-And…I finished the draft for CAGED MAGIC! A little over 100,000 pages words at this point.  (Edited to correct typo: I  meant words but typed pages. Thanks Viki and B.E. for catching that.) 

I danced and drank wine late Saturday when I finished that! I have a lot of clean up work to do before I send to it the editor, hopefully this week, but I actually completed the book!  It seems like it took forever, but the way this REALLY worked was that for two years, every time I tried to work on it, something came up and forced me to set the book aside. I probably wrote 300 pages of the book in the last two months and that’s pretty good for me :-)

Now whether its any good or not, I don’t know. We’ll see what the editor says once she gets it. I can’t think about that yet, I just want to fix a couple things and get it as clean as I can very quickly and send it off. Then I need to switch to line edits on EXPOSING THE HEIRESS (working title that will change) the next Once A Marine book.

Plus I have other stuff going on, but nothing fun to talk about yet.

So that was my weekend, how was yours?

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