Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Wednesday Worthy and Rita Chatter!

The Wednesday Worthy Hunk is at the bottom if you want to scroll down to skip my chatter.

I’m so excited, it looks like I’m going to New York for the RWA Conference, and the RITA® Awards as a Finalist.  The RWA office staff has been awesome in helping me make this work, and I really want to give them a shout out for that.

Now I just have to win Lotto, LOL!

So, I was going over the costs with Wizard: “The conference is XX much.”

He didn’t even look up from whatever he was doing on his computer. “Do it.”

Yeah, I knew he’d say that. But we always do this run down of expenses before doing anything.  I went on, “Okay, well, the hotel is XX much.”

He waved a hand at me. “It’s the conference hotel, less walking for you. Book it.” And went back to typing.

So far so good. “Um, okay the flight is XX much.”

Now he looked up. “Witch, I want you to fly first class.” Then he turned his computer to show me the flights he’d found and the price.

My response

shocked face


Wizard frowned at my response. “It’d be easier on you to fly first class.”

“Not if I have a heart attack from sticker shock. That’s more than the hotel!” Okay, truth time here, I already feel guilty spending this money so I just shook my head. I can’t do it. I can fly the cheap seats just fine. Wizard’s the one who has trouble because of his back and neck, I do fine.

Wizard grumbled but gave up (for now).

Then I added the last thing. “Also, I’ll need a Rita dress.”

Wizard looked like this:



“But you have dresses. What do you need another on for?”

I burst out laughing. “Seriously, this is your line? You’re trying to get me to pay DOUBLE to fly first class (which is not happening) but you think a new dress is unnecessary?”

He refused to answer me on the grounds that I will make fun of him on my blog. LOL! Too late, I’m totally telling you all! And I will buy a new dress :-)

Now I need to work on revisions of CAGED MAGIC. I made big progress on one troublesome scene and need tackle the next one. Those two scenes will make everything else I need to do flow easier. But all this excitement and trying to make arrangements has been a total time suck!

Now for our Wednesday Worthy Hunk

Golden toned fine art portrait of a beautiful muscular young manWhat do you think, is he worthy?


12 comments to “Wednesday Worthy and Rita Chatter!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    April 1st, 2015 at 6:58 am · Link

    Yay! You get to go to RWA! Of course, you need to buy a new dress. And if Wizard says you can fly first class, you deserve that, too. Split the difference and fly first class on the way home. After RWA, you’re going to need it – win or lose. You get roomier seats and the nice ladies bring you chocolate!

    Good luck on those edits. I started mine last night. Ugh. I mean, most of the stuff is simple, but the stuff that’s not simple is frustrating. And I think I need to delete chapter 7 entirely. I got that far last night and stopped. I slept on it. (Or tossed and turned over it.) It’s not a darling, but it’s probably not moving the story forward either, but it’s insight into the mindset, but… but… but… :SNIP:

    Yeah, he’s worthy. Thanks for the morning eye-candy. =o)

  2. Kat
    April 1st, 2015 at 7:47 am · Link

    So excited for you for the potential award. To bad we don’t get to vote.

    I loved your conversation with wizard. I like it more than the candidate.

    I am just getting wore down again with life as I live it. I am working to change things- it just takes time to get to where you want to be.

    Thank you all for sharing your writing struggles. It helps me to remember that everyone has to work through the tough stuff and not give up. It also helps to see the rewards of your work.

    It reminds me that the light at the end of my tunnel is not always going to be a train headed toward me 8-O but if it is I just need to make a turn into a different tunnel. :lol:

  3. Ashlynn Pearce
    April 1st, 2015 at 7:48 am · Link

    Yay! So glad you’re going to RWA! You should be there so you can accept that award! ;) I’m with B.E. Split it, first class on the way home.

    And Wiz is exactly like my Hubs. If I need it or he thinks I need it… no expense spared. Don’t you just love hubbies like that? All that support and love means the world, even if we tell them ‘No, I don’t need that’.— But you DO need a dress. They can be so sweet and then :-|

    Oh and the hunk is very worthy!

  4. Silver James
    April 1st, 2015 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Drinks are on me! We will toast and celebrate!!!!

    And yeah, Wiz and Lawyer Guy went to the same School of Husbandry. ;) You definitely need the dress because..RITA ceremony!

    Yay for Linc and Caged Magic and yeah, I think I need to help the hunk wash off some of that sand. *nods sagely* He’s pretty like Linc. Hrm…I wonder if he likes cookies?

  5. Jenn
    April 1st, 2015 at 2:29 pm · Link

    B.e., thanks, I’m so happy to go! But not first class, although Wizard’s being really stubborn on this.

    Man, I really feel your pain on your edits. My gut is if you think you can cut the chapter, cut it. But only you know for sure. Trust yourself!

  6. Jenn
    April 1st, 2015 at 2:32 pm · Link

    Kat, I’m sorry you’re having a rough time, life can be grueling that way. It’s why I do share some of my struggles — it’s not easy and sometimes we get shot down for no reason. But rewards are out there too — hang in there.

  7. Jenn
    April 1st, 2015 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Ashlynn, your hubby sounds awesome :-) And yep, his support does mean the world to me. But I still don’t need to fly first class :-) That would feel really weird to me. And I definitely will get a new dress if I can find one.

    Are you going to National this year?

  8. Jenn
    April 1st, 2015 at 2:38 pm · Link

    Silver, let’s definitely meet up for drinks or coffee or something! I’m pretty sure you have my cell number.

    *I* like cookies! Just saying :-) But fine, go ahead and give the cookies to the hunk.

  9. Viki S.
    April 1st, 2015 at 3:18 pm · Link

    I am SO happy that you are going to NY for the awards. Wizard is so sweet but so funny too with the dress. Now, he is right that you should fly first class if possible. You’ll be much more comfortable and less likely to suffer any side effects from the flight. It will make your stay much more fun. Is Wizard going with you?

    I hope you’re digging into the second scene and getting it to your satisfaction. When this is done will you be able to take a bit of a break? You and Wizard need a mini vacation;).

    OH, I was at Target yesterday and they had French bull dog salt and pepper shakers and a cookie jar. I so thought of you ;).

    I like this guy :).

    Have a wonderful afternoon.

  10. Silver James
    April 1st, 2015 at 5:08 pm · Link

    Jen, you want cookies? The cookies are all yours! You can use them to tempt Linc. ;)

  11. Jenn
    April 2nd, 2015 at 10:58 am · Link

    Viki, Wizard decided not to go, and I’m meeting up with a friend who lives and PA and will stay in my room Saturday night. I’m so looking forward to it! But it was up to Wizard if he wanted to go or not — I’d have been thrilled to have him there too :-)

    I’ve seen the French bulldog items at Target!

    Hope you’re having a good day!

  12. Jenn
    April 2nd, 2015 at 10:59 am · Link

    Silver, thank you :-) I’m trying really hard to cut back but man I love cookies.

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