Jennifer Lyon

Monday, June 6th, 2016
Weekend Roundup

I’m getting close to the end of this novella! I hoped to be done this weekend, but I ended up cutting another huge chunk and rewriting…until I ended up like this:

icing hand and wrist.

FYI I’m not hurt, just sore from too much time typing. No sympathy required, all writers go through aches and pains when we spend too much time at the computer and are a little too invested in the story. A half hour of icing it was a huge help!

I’ll be done with the draft in two days, then get it all cleaned up and probably beg some innocent beta reader out there to take a look at it for me before I send it to my editor. And you know…finally come up with a title :-)

Aside from that, the story of my weekend is IT’S TOO HOT! And fires are breaking out in So Cal which is always worrisome, especially since we didn’t get the rain we’d hoped for this year. But it’s cooling down a bit now so that should help.

So that’s my weekend, how was yours?

6 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    June 6th, 2016 at 7:05 am · Link

    You’ll get sympathy and like it, young lady! ;o) Seriously, though, I totally feel your pain. Mine usually hits the day after I write a bunch of words and my fingers look like sausages. Then I break out the Aspercreme. Swear by the stuff. Yay for getting the words out, though! Sorry about your temperatures over there. It’s been pretty mild here, but it’s supposed to get into the 90s this week. I know that’s nothing compared to what you have, but we’ll be restricting all outdoor activities to morning or evening for the duration. Thank goodness for AC.

    I went fishing on Saturday, all by little lonesome because Hubs had work to do. I spent 4 hours sitting and watching a bobber, and not thinking about anything. It really helped to clear my head and get me back to work.

  2. Silver James
    June 6th, 2016 at 8:17 am · Link

    I feel your pain–literally and figuratively. :lol: I’m in my carpal tunnel brace today. I wish I could say I’ll be done in two days. I have 9 days and just over 13K words and edits. I’ll get it done. I’d have it done but Real Life. :P

    We had Adventures in Babysitting(tm) this weekend. That, and college baseball/softball, was pretty much my highlight. And now I need to get off the internet and get my 3K words written today. Happy Monday. :roll:

  3. Jenn
    June 6th, 2016 at 11:18 am · Link

    B.E., thanks for the sympathy :-) We all go through aches and pains, and I’m happy Aspercream works for you.

    Amen on AC!!

    Fishing is definitely your relaxation. Anything that clears our mind is so helpful with stress.

  4. Jenn
    June 6th, 2016 at 11:22 am · Link

    Silver, ugh sorry on the carpal tunnel brace. I need to wear mine, especially to sleep, but it bugs me in the heat.

    Hope you had fun babysitting your grandson!

    9 days to write 13K is bad enough, but getting them edited too? A challenge, but you can do it! Go, go, go!

  5. Viki S.
    June 6th, 2016 at 2:49 pm · Link

    Boy do I feel for you authors. Just having arthritis is awful, I can’t imagine adding the pain and swelling from all the typing too :(. ZIM’s max freeze gel helps.

    Nice to hear the novella is almost complete. That’s one less worry on you.

    Ever time I saw a weather report this weekend I thought of you. I hate the heat and seeing how hot it’s been your way and the fires flaring up, I worried for you. Then you said it was too hot for wine – NO!!!!!! That is just wrong. Did you have a frozen margarita instead?

    Hubs finally came to grips with the ants/wasps situation after living here for 19 years. I get to call in pest control :). Don’t understand why it took him retiring to realize that I’m always right ;).

    Have a great afternoon!

  6. Jenn
    June 6th, 2016 at 6:33 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks so much, I’ll checkout the ZIMs freeze. This really is pretty manageable and from overuse–plus tensing when I type.

    I’m happy that I found the things I love about this novella. It was a long haul, but I never care once it comes together :-)

    I skipped alcohol that day. We’d been out in the Jacuzzi and the heat got to me. But I’m all recovered now!

    LOL on always being right! They really do see a lot more once they retire. Hope pest control can defeat the ants–they are incredibly resilient and determined. The wasps they should be able to handle for sure.

    Have a great evening!

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