Jennifer Lyon

Friday, January 29th, 2016
Happy Friday

Okay it’s official, I feel like I’m trapped in Groundhog Day. You know that movie where Bill Murray lives the same day over and over? I’m living the same 200 pages of my manuscript over and over.  And yet I can’t move on,  I’ve tried!

But the good news it’s the weekend! Yay! Sunday I’m meeting  a friend for lunch, and I’m so looking forward to that. Otherwise, I’m going to keep working these scenes until I get the story lined up to go forward.

What are you weekend plans? Whatever you’re doing, I hope you have a great weekend!

8 comments to “Happy Friday”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    January 29th, 2016 at 9:11 am · Link

    Ugh, you have my sympathies. I hate that. Funny story, though – I was using Find so I could decrease the instances of ‘just’ in my manuscript when suddenly I came across the exact same sentence in two places. Turns out when I was rebuilding the manuscript earlier in the process, I copied and pasted the same stuff twice. There it was at page 221 and it repeated at 224. LOL, I must’ve been really tired that day.

    You’ll get this and move onto the next day, just like Bill did. It just won’t take you as long. ;o)

    Good news – I finished this edit pass yesterday morning! Now it’s with my editor and I don’t have to think about it for three weeks! (Well, other than building the cover copy which is on the schedule for tomorrow.) I’ll be jumping onto my May book and working through the notes I already made for that today, and I need to start re-reading my third genie book – Up Wish Creek – so I can start the process on that one. There’ll also be some walking in there because it’s lovely right now and this might be our last chance before the weather turns wintery again.

  2. Silver James
    January 29th, 2016 at 9:50 am · Link

    You know where to find me if you want a fresh eye. I have faith in you and know you’ll get off the hamster wheel when the solution slaps you with a Gibbs Smack(tm).

    I’m working on…I don’t know how many WIPs at the moment. LOL I write when inspiration hits on one or another. Mainly, I’m pushing to get MOONSTRUCK: LIES finished and out there. The next Nightrider is in the works, and my fans want the next Penumbra book. That one is longer so we’ll see. Also waiting on word on the next group of Red Dirt books.

    Still croupy. Still reading contest books. But the weather is beautiful and I’m in a rut so the weekend has possibilities. For something. ;)

    Have a great one, everyone! :D

  3. Niki Daninger
    January 29th, 2016 at 11:11 am · Link

    I’m sorry Jenn, I know the feeling. Sometimes you just get stuck on the merry go ’round and can’t get off :(
    I hope you have a great weekend and something lovely inspires you to move FORWARD!!!

  4. Jenn
    January 29th, 2016 at 12:42 pm · Link

    B.E., congrats on finishing your edits! That’s very good news!

    The duplicate sentence is funny. I’ve done that and more. Cut and paste is a double edged sword :-) I also have to hunt for those extra words like just, only and various other ones.

    Enjoy your lovely weather! You deserve the break after conquering your edits!

  5. Jenn
    January 29th, 2016 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Silver, thank you! Right now, I’m hunkered down determined to get through this part and move on.

    I’m impressed and a little scared at how much you can juggle!

    Wow, you need to kick this virus. I hate when the cough/crud part just hangs on. It’s miserable.

    I’m reading contest books too :-)

    Hope you find something fun and relaxing to do this weekend!

  6. Jenn
    January 29th, 2016 at 12:48 pm · Link

    Niki, thanks for the sympathy! I slept last night so feel a bit more up the challenge today. We shall see!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Viki S.
    January 29th, 2016 at 4:01 pm · Link

    Oh man that’s got to be frustrating. I think maybe you need to step away from it for a bit and clear your head. Hopefully you’ll have it all worked out by Sunday but if not, going out with your friend may be a godsend to your work.

    I know, you and Wizard should go out for a mini date tonight (mini since you need to work ;)) and you’ll be all refreshed to hit those pages again tomorrow ;).

    Not doing much this weekend other than stuff around the house.

    Have a really great time Sunday!

  8. Jenn
    January 29th, 2016 at 9:48 pm · Link

    Viki, ironically Wizard and I just went out to dinner. AND it was my idea :-) Funny how you were thinking the same thing I was. I’m making progress though. Today was a good day.

    Hope you have a great weekend doing stuff around the house!

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