Jennifer Lyon

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Happy Friday!

Best part of my week: The Baby Bargain hit the USA TODAY list which is an awesome surprise! Entangled (my publisher) sent me this lovely flowers:

Flowers from Entangled The Baby Bargain USA Today Bestseller

Frustrating part of my week: Revising the end of Savaged Dreams. I had it all plotted out but the emotional part isn’t quite there so I’m working with it over and over. And Wizard has to listen to me ramble on and on about it. He end up looking a little like this:

Frenchie confused from French Bulldog Fan Club - Copy

And then he came up with a solution that looks like this.


I know, genius, right? LOLOL!!

With a dose of chocolate-caramel flavored luck, I’ll finish revising it tonight. Then I need several days to clean it all up before sending it off to my editor. We won’t even talk about how anxious I am about that!

So how about you? What’s the best part of your weekend? And the frustrating part?

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

10 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    August 19th, 2016 at 6:20 am · Link

    Gorgeous flowers! I’m so happy The Baby Bargain made the bestseller list. You totally earned it. Poor Wizard! And poor you. Your characters will get their emotions in line and you’ll nail this. LOL, smart of him to throw chocolate and walk away.

    Best part of my week is that I did a lot of fishing. It’s so lovely here that I didn’t care most of my fishing was sitting and watching the world instead of actually catching anything. The frustrating part was getting turned down for advertising. Again. (I think it’s the lack of reviews that’s killing me.) Oh well. Up Wish Creek will be out next month and then we’ll see what else I can do.

  2. Mary
    August 19th, 2016 at 9:06 am · Link

    I think wizard is adorable and the Twix is the right way to go. I can’t wait to see the finished book! I’m going to read by the koi pond today and watch for hummingbirds at the feeder. Have a great day! Love your books! ?

  3. Silver James
    August 19th, 2016 at 9:32 am · Link

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So freaking proud of you! *happy dances around the room* Gorgeous flowers, too!

    Awww. I’ve seen that look on Lawyer Guy’s face, right before his eyes glazed over and he started snoring. ;)

    Chocolate and coffee fix most stuff. Okay…good: I got my Barefoot Bay Kindle World novella uploaded and it’s been accepted. Waiting for the release Tuesday. Sooo much to do between now and then–set up newsletter, work on memes for social media, write 6000 words and a synopsis for RDR#6, well, I have until Aug. 31st for that but…

    I need to win the lottery so I can hire an assistant and personal nanny–for me! LOLOL

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  4. Jenn
    August 19th, 2016 at 10:47 am · Link

    B.E., thanks! It’s going much better today, that’s just how my process works.

    Yay for fishing! It really is your happy place.

    On advertising, is this Bookbub? If so, I get your frustration! But keep reapplying per their rules. I’ve been turned down multiple times and so have most authors I know. The first time the accepted me, I was stunned. Reviews do help, but persistence is key.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Jenn
    August 19th, 2016 at 10:50 am · Link

    Mary, thank you so much for loving my books!

    Wizard really does know how to help my writing process :-)

    Your koi pond sounds so lovely and peaceful. Enjoy!

  6. Jenn
    August 19th, 2016 at 10:55 am · Link

    Silver, thank you!

    Congrats on getting it uploaded and accepted! You’ve worked so hard on that book, and being in this Barefoot Bay Kindle World is a big deal!

    Uh your weekend is a tad busy 8-O You need a whole staff!

  7. Viki S.
    August 19th, 2016 at 2:54 pm · Link

    Wizard is SO smart. I bet he has the bottle of wine waiting on the counter for when you say you’re done revising tonight ;). He knows all the best motivators – and that’s why he is Wizard ;).

    You flowers are very pretty and well deserved.

    I hope you have a great weekend and get some fun and relaxation worked in. Stay safe.

  8. B.E. Sanderson
    August 19th, 2016 at 4:42 pm · Link

    It was Robin Reads. They did an excellent ad for Dying Embers, but denied Accidental Death, and now Wish in One Hand. I haven’t tried BookBub yet. I’ll check them out. =o)

  9. Jenn
    August 19th, 2016 at 5:02 pm · Link

    Viki, you’re right, there’s wine in the house too :-) I just took a break to go in the pool, and need to add one more thing, then I have the revising drafted…I think. So the Twix helped!

    Thanks on the flowers!

    Really hope you guys have a great weekend!

  10. Jenn
    August 19th, 2016 at 5:05 pm · Link

    B.E., oh Robin’s Reads! I forgot about them :-) I think they accepted one of mine and turned the other down. Guess it’s common.

    In any case, hope you have a good weekend!

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