Jennifer Lyon

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Weekend Roundup

One More Week!! After all this time, worry and work, I can’t believe CAGED MAGIC is almost here.


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I spent most of this weekend working on blogs and interviews for the two books (Caged Magic releases 7/20 and Exposing the Heiress releases 8/4). One of the interview questions I struggle with is: “Tell us about yourself.” Umm, I’m not that interesting. I realize I probably think that because I’m around myself all the time and therefore, immune to my charm (SHUT UP, WIZARD! I CAN SO BE CHARMING IF I WANT TO…AND I’M TIPSY.) Seriously, Wizard’s on the last few chapters of Caged Magic, so lets not interrupt him okay? He already snapped at me once for bugging him while reading. Which is pretty ironic since he chatters to me all the freaking time while I’m reading, but whatever…

What was I saying?

Oh right…so I’m tempted to make stuff up about myself to sound more interesting. Here’s a few ideas I could lead with:

–Since I was never actually convicted of the crime…

–I’d love to tell you but being in Witness Protection means I’m forbidden.

–After I woke up from the coma, I couldn’t remember who I was. Do you know me? What’s my name? And also, where’s my dog?

–If I tell you, the people in my head will hear…

–I see dead people (because come on, who hasn’t wanted to say that?)

But of course, I do none of these things because bloggers and readers are asking sincere questions, and I truly want to hang out and chat with them. I just would love to share more interesting stuff about me. Although, there was the time a neighbor was stabbed right in front of my apartment seconds after I went inside (true story, actually) but that’s pretty hard to work into “Hi I’m Jen, I write books, and also my neighbor once saved my life…” Somehow that just sounds awkward and a little creepy, LOL!

So how was your weekend?

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    July 13th, 2015 at 6:32 am · Link

    I think you’re interesting. But I’m in the same position – I think my life is boring, too. At least boring to other people. :shrug: I write books, I read, I wrangle cats. I find it all immensely interesting, but to others? :yawn: Maybe you should just talk about yourself so people know you’re regular folk just like they are – except you write awesome books. =o)

    I got Wish in One Hand out to the editor on Friday. The rest of the weekend was spent reading and watching TV for the most part. Max wasn’t feeling well, so we played ‘what food do I not want to eat today’ all weekend. This morning, he’s back to normal, so who knows. Yesterday, I got the urge to play with formatting for Wish and now the print version is ready to go – except I haven’t finished editing yet. I don’t know why I do that. I must enjoy the challenge of editing two copies at once – with the added excitement of making sure they’re exactly the same. ;o)

  2. Roz Heiko
    July 13th, 2015 at 7:56 am · Link

    I find people endlessly fascinating/entertaining. We are ordinary and extraordinary…and you find those moments of sweetness, passion & depths yourself. You deserve every bit of kudos for your imagination, humor & mischievous spirit.

  3. Silver James
    July 13th, 2015 at 8:06 am · Link

    You are so funny. And you’re just as entertaining in real life as you are on paper. Just sayin’… (In other words, just be yourself and write things like you did above. ;) )

    Weekend. There was one. I spent it getting ready for NYC next week. We need to do lunch. Or dinner. Or drinks. Or SOMETHING! :lol: Organization isn’t my strong suit but I”m trying to get stuff done before the last minute panic hits. I’m excited about this trip but man there’s a bunch of stuff to get ready plus DEADLINE! It’s creeping up on me and I have to write this week. Or else!

    Can’t wait for CAGED MAGIC. Must build in time to read the other books to get back into the wonderful Wingslayer Hunter/Witch world. Yayayayayayayay!

    *stumbles to kitchen for more coffee and then slinks into writing cave*

  4. Jenn
    July 13th, 2015 at 11:10 am · Link

    B.e., ultimately I usually just write something quick and simple. And I think you’re interesting too.

    Congrats on getting WISH to the editor! I know that was a goal you’ve been working on.

    LOL on formatting before the final edit!

    So glad Max is feeling better. It’s so frustrating when they can’t tell us what’s wrong. You must be relieved today.

  5. Jenn
    July 13th, 2015 at 11:12 am · Link

    Roz, what a lovely thing to say, thank you so much! You made my Monday special :-)

  6. Jenn
    July 13th, 2015 at 11:15 am · Link

    Silver, first — relax we’ll get together in NY. I have your cell, I’ll text you when i’m there, then we’ll figure out a time. I think my schedule will be light so I can probably work around you.

    And thanks for the encouragement on being entertaining. It’s interesting how we see ourselves in our head vs how others view us!

    Grab more coffee and go get that deadline. I’m doing a little crazy-wrangling here too.

  7. Viki S.
    July 13th, 2015 at 3:47 pm · Link

    You are not boring. Heck, the stories of your life that you share with us are proof ;). But I can see where answering that question is difficult. I don’t think any of us really know what to say about ourselves.

    You and Silver must do drinks next week. Oh man, I can’t wait to hear those stories ;).

    So all you ladies take a moment and just breath. All will get done and all will be good.

    Have a great afternoon!

  8. Jenn
    July 13th, 2015 at 8:08 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks! Glad you don’t find me boring, LOL!

    I’m taking some down time this after, I just got tired :-)

    Hope you had a good weekend, and have a good week!

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