Jennifer Lyon

Monday, March 28th, 2016
Weekend Roundup

The whole weekend just got away from me. I’m not sure how it’s happening but I’m constantly running around, cleaning or working, and I need to stop and catch my breath. And that’s my excuse for skipping Business Monday this week.

For those of you who didn’t see it on my FB page, here’s the Chocolate Shaving Cake I made for Easter.


Chocolate shavings cake 3

It’s fun and pretty easy. I made a boxed cake (Devil’s food). Once that was cooled, I got a large chocolate bar and grated it on on large cheese grater. I spread those on wax paper and set them in the fridge to harden up a bit (so they are easier to handle) while I frosted the cake. Then I sprinkled the cold shavings all over the cake. Easy! And everyone seemed to like it.

This week, I need to finish editing the first rock star book (lots of company put me a tad behind, but I’ll catch up today) and then plot and outline a novella. In the meantime, book 2 of the rock star series is sitting there, half done and bugging me. I want so much to work on that, but this novella needs to be done too!

So how was your weekend? If you celebrate Easter, how was that?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    March 28th, 2016 at 6:50 am · Link

    I totally hear that. Take a breath before you turn yourself into extra-crispy, burnt-out writer. Eat cake, hang out with company, etc. (The cake looks gorgeous, btw.)

    Yeah, this week there are things that need doing. Things I have put off. Those things will get done this week.

    Something in my brain staged an internal coup this weekend – a mental sit-in, if you will. And I got nothing writerly done. I think after pushing-pushing-pushing it’d had enough. “F the deadline, I’m not doing one more freakin’ bit of editing. So there. =op” So, I cleaned the bathroom on Saturday, did the Easter dinner thing yesterday, and otherwise, read and watched TV. Today I need to send in the shock troops and bring this protest to an end. Things will get done – on deadline. I ain’t got time for no revolt. Feh.

  2. Silver James
    March 28th, 2016 at 9:16 am · Link

    That cake looks awesome! Tomorrow, I have a recipe for leftover Peeps on my blog. ;)

    Saturday was Stormageddon time aka baseball tournament. When the sprout sees me, he yells, “MY Jammie!” and runs to me, “tackling” me around the thighs. Yes. Thighs. He just turned 2 and is 36 inches tall!

    Sunday was brunch with the kids, more Stormy time, and then critiquing. This is a book that’s been written, revised, rewritten, revised, rewritten ad in finitinum. It’s a chore but I need to get it done today for the author. :( I’m slogging. I just want to work on my own stuff. :lol:

    Back to work…

  3. Jenn
    March 28th, 2016 at 11:25 am · Link

    B.E., We don’t want any extra crispy burnt out writers :-) I feel better today–but of course that’s because I got up at 5:30 to finish my final read through of the book before going to the gym.

    Things that need doing don’t go away on their own, which is very annoying.

    I think it’s great you took a break this weekend! You deserve time off to catch up on life and enjoy a little bit. Good luck cracking down on those revolting troops to get things done.

  4. Jenn
    March 28th, 2016 at 11:27 am · Link

    Silver, I have to see what you do with leftover Peeps! I’m not a Peeps fan but I’m curious.

    Stormy Boy is a big guy! Wow. And he adores his Grandma, I love that.

    So you’re helping another author with her book? I think I read that right. I get it, I love helping but I’m always torn because my own work is waiting too. Hope you can get it done and back to your characters.

  5. Viki S.
    March 28th, 2016 at 2:10 pm · Link

    You deserve to take a breath now and then ;). I’m glad you are taking some time for yourself. It will re-energize you.

    That cake looks SO yummy. Since it was just three of us here yesterday we didn’t have a treat after dinner. I kept bugging Hubs, asking where that frozen yogurt cake was that he bought for me (he didn’t). Just because he has to eat like food is scarce, I don’t ;). He and the youngest only eat healthy food. Drives me crazy. My theory is that you should eat what you want, just not in large quantities. Oh well, I’ll get some chocolate :).

    I hope all is coming together nicely on the novella.

    Have a wonderful afternoon.

    Oh, I’ll let you know Wednesday what happens with my iphone at Apple.

  6. Jenn
    March 28th, 2016 at 5:20 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks! I’d hoped to get a little more time to myself, but life keeps happening, LOL! And it’s okay. I got the book off to my editor today so that’s one thing done.

    Plotting may have to wait until tomorrow.

    I’m with you on eating! I hope you treated yourself today or tomorrow to something decadent and delicious. (I need to treat myself LESS, LOL).

    Definitely let me know what happens with your iPhone!

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