Jennifer Lyon

Monday, November 30th, 2015
Weekend Roundup!

I missed you all! So Thanksgiving…does anyone remember Wizard teasing me because I bought a new toy for Bailey Dog since we were going over to Bailey’s house for Thanksgiving?

Well guess who gave Bailey the toy before I had a chance? WIZARD!! He was so proud too and Bailey though he was the best thing since dog treats.

Sneaky Wizard, LOLOL!! Bailey loved his Abominable Snow Monster squeaky toy.

Thanksgiving was small and so nice this year. There are some pictures here on my FB page, but I didn’t take many. I  just had my phone out briefly to show my new iPhone cover then I put it away and concentrated on family and fun. By the way, the cover looks like this:

iPhone wine cover

The “wine” in the glass is liquid and moves, it’s pretty cool :-)

Overall, it’s been a good long weekend. But…OMG this book. So I always have this conversation with myself:

Me talking so Myself: Our next book is going to be EASY. We’re going to make it simple and short.

And Self doesn’t say anything until about 1:53am.  “Hmm, but I have this idea…and tells me all about it.

Me, “That sounds complicated. And impossible.”

Self, “But awesome, right?”

“No!” Me snaps. “I’m not getting sucked into your trap. SIMPLE!!” EXcept for the rest of the night I’m thinking about this complicated idea. And the more sleep deprived I am, the more gullible I am.

Self says, “But you have the experience now, you can totally pull this off.”

Me, “I don’t know…”

And guess what? Sneaky Self convinces me I MUST WRITE THIS BOOK! Then I try…and OMG it’s hard. So hard. And it’s not working, except I love it so much I will make it work. Eventually. But it’s painfully slow as I keep struggling with the first 100 or so pages and driving me crazy. And yet, I love it even more so I can’t abandon it.

But right about now, as the holidays are pressing down, people are begging me for the next Wing Slayer book, all I can think is why didn’t I just stick to my plan to write a simple book????

Okay your turn, how was your Thanksgiving and your weekend?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    November 30th, 2015 at 8:33 am · Link

    I’ll take any book you write. Yeah, that voice. “You want to write this… you know you do.” Ebil.

    So glad you had a nice TGD. Great pics. I wondered if that was Bailey’s new toy. Silly Wizard – bogarting the pup-appreciation.

    It was quiet here. We have leftover turkey up to the eyeballs. Today I’m making turkey pot pie, so that’ll use some of it up. It rained buckets for the past three days, so loads of inside time, but I didn’t get much work done. Mostly just laid around in a turkey coma.

  2. Jenn
    November 30th, 2015 at 12:24 pm · Link

    B.E., thanks, let’s just hope it turns into a book at some point instead of what I have now :-)

    That was Bailey’s new toy he was holding in the pic. He showed everyone his toy. I just laughed at Wizard, and Bailey was so happy.

    You have a LOT of leftover turkey! Turkey pot pie sounds good though, I can’t even remember that last time I had a pot pie.

    Hope you get a lot of editing done today!

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    November 30th, 2015 at 1:22 pm · Link

    13 lbs of turkey for two people, plus side dishes and cheesecake. I’ll use it all, though. And make soup with the bones. Not today. I decided I’m too tired to make anything today. Pizza night! ;o)

  4. Jenn
    November 30th, 2015 at 10:28 pm · Link

    B.E. sound like you got your money’s worth out of your turkey and deserve a pizza night!

  5. Viki S.
    December 1st, 2015 at 11:41 am · Link

    Hi Jenn – I love your photos. Everyone looks very happy, especially Bailey ;). What is his new toy? Kind of looks like a Smurf. Wizard is too funny taking all the glory – guys ;).

    Because I cooked a Turkey dinner Thursday and Ham on Friday I have tons of leftovers. Froze a bunch of it.

    Sneaky self really has it in for you ;). Funny how you authors have that voice telling you what to write and at the strangest time of the day too. Like B.E., I’ll take any book you write.

    I hope you’re having a nice Tuesday :-P .

  6. Jenn
    December 1st, 2015 at 9:36 pm · Link

    Viki, Bailey’s toy was the snow man from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Bailey was just happy to have every one there :-)

    You did a LOT of cooking for Thanksgiving! I hope you guys enjoy all your leftovers. Freezing stuff is a good idea. How did it go with your son’s girlfriend?

    And thank you for such nice words about my books. I’m fine with the voices. I woke up early this morning thinking about this book and was actually very happy (especially since I slept four or five hours first).

    Hope you have a great night!

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