Jennifer Lyon

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Wednesday Worthy

The battle rages on between Wizard and Gopher! Wizard has expressly forbidden me from revealing his battle tactics for fear that his mortal enemy, herein referred to as (Expletive Deleted) Gopher, is online and spying on him.

Umm…okay. Wizard might have lost his mind just a little bit :-)

Anyway, every single morning a new one to these (see picture below) appears on the hill that is now the “Theater of War” between the (Expletive Deleted) Gopher and Wizard:


So right now, Wizard appears to be losing, LOLOL!! Wait, did Wizard hear me laughing???? And yeah, now the (Expletive Deleted) Gopher isn’t even covering up his holes. He’s actually taunting Wizard. How can I not laugh????

Come on,  you’re laughing too!

All right let’s move on to to Wednesday Worthy. Today’s candidate is making me so jealous of his abs. I once had abs, now I just drink wine and eat chocolate in their memory :-)

Muscular and fit young bodybuilder fitness male model posing over black background. Studio shot on black background.

So what do you think? Is he worthy? And okay I just have to ask: Are you laughing about the Wizard vs. Gopher war too? Come on, this is funny!

Monday, September 12th, 2016
Wizard Vs. The Gopher

The Gopher is winning! LOL! For over a week now Wizard’s been trying to get rid of this gopher.

Every single more there’s a fresh pile of dirt.

The battle is EPIC people. Wizard is totally on the warpath, and the gopher is laughing his rodent ass off. I don’t know what’s going to happen…stay tuned…

Otherwise the weekend was good. Saturday was wild, wet and fun :-) It was the last pool party of the season with CPA Boy, Special K and four of their nieces and nephews. We had a blast.

Sunday I was back to work on the novella revisions. I conquered Chapter One on Friday so I’m now ripping apart Chapter Two and once I get this fixed up, it should all flow much better.

How was your weekend?

Friday, September 9th, 2016
Happy Friday

I’m binge reading “A neighbor from Hell” series by R.L. Mathewson. It’s so much fun. The characters, especially the guys, are conceited jerks, and sometimes the writing can be slightly confusing (to me anyway) but I don’t care. The characters are a hoot and I’m enjoying it. A great break from working!

So what’s making you happy today?

Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Wednesday Worthy

Youngest son and his new fiance came out on Monday. Her ring is super pretty and we talked about wedding plans. They haven’t set a date yet, but it was so much fun just to chat and pitch out ideas :-) To celebrate their engagement and her birthday, I made this insane Flourless Chocolate Kahlua Cake. It’s like eating very dark fudge. Not sure I’d make it again as it’s just too rich (I know, shocking to hear that from me, a dedicated chocoholic!). But it was a fun challenge and I managed to get it to the silky smooth texture.

In other news CPA Boy and Special K are back from the trip of a lifetime to Alaska. They had a fabulous time, including kayaking a couple miles into an ice cave then hiking in it. Their pictures are stunning!

And then there’s me working myself into a frenzy over revisions–nothing new there so we won’t talk about it :-) I’m sick of myself at this point.

So…while I was wrestling with my characters, this guy volunteered to be our Wednesday Worthy Candidate, How could I say no? I mean he looks clean, and clean is very important, right?


What do you think, is he worthy?

Monday, September 5th, 2016
Happy Labor Day!

It’s Labor Day in the U.S. and these guys came out to show us a little bit about hard labor :-)

Group of young handsome builder posing on dark background

Whether you’re celebrating Labor Day or not, I hope you all have a great day!

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Happy Friday!

When I say something like, “Oh this revision will be easy.” That is your cue to

Illustration of People Laughing loud

Seriously. I’ve fought with this blasted opening scene for DAYS. I have figured out a lot of the rest of the revisions, but this opening scene, and the first two chapters overall, are sucktastic drek. However, today I will go to the gym, then come home and kick the suck right out of that first scene and make it freaking shine. Or I’ll clean the bathrooms and make them shine. But one way or another something’s gonna shine! :-)

On the upside of things, I emailed my editor with a question about a plot thread in this novella, and she emailed back with “Before I answer this, I wanted to let you know that I’m 20% of the way through edits on Savaged Dreams, and WOW, I love what you’ve done. The opening is soooooo much stronger. I was hooked immediately. You really brought it.”  I did a happy dance!  And that reassures me that all this frustration when I’m revising really does pay off into a stronger book and that’s what I want for my readers. It’s truly worth it.

It’s Labor Day weekend here in the states, which means a three day weekend for some. I’m hoping to see youngest son and his fiance, but we haven’t firmed up those plans yet. What about you–what are your weekend plans? Whatever you’re day, be safe and have a great weekend!

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