Jennifer Lyon

Friday, October 28th, 2016
Happy Friday!

I sent off Savaged Dreams to the editor for her final round of editing. So for me, it’s a definite…

Man Relaxing

My editor and I were discussing the Savaged Trilogy series, and what is the best way to release these books. We believe we should hold off until next year, and then release these books back-to-back about a month apart. We strongly believe that will make readers the happiest, especially since the books are about the same couple, Justice and Liza. Justice is a rising rock star seeking fame, and Liza is a woman with an explosive past who’s been living in obscurity. Their love is a collision of their hearts and worlds. The first book is 80K words–that’s a full length novel. The second and third books will be roughly the same size. This is a big story that I really believe in and I want to do it right. So my team and I are going to be working on a plan and keep you all up to date. I’m going to be writing, writing and writing!

And on top of that, the Wing Slayer Hunters, Eli and Ram in particular, are really nagging me. I swear, I’m going to figure out how to write their stories and release those back to back, although it won’t be until after the Savaged Trilogy is finished. I hate that I’ve left it this long, and I miss that world so much.

My next week is going to be seriously organizing, planning books and handling all the details to set this up. Then I’m going for it, full-bore. I’m so committed, I actually contacted some house cleaners to get estimates, and one is coming by in the morning :-) I hate doing it, but it’ll take some pressure off while Wizard’s so seriously limited with his back, and give me more time to write (and go to the gym!).

I’m excited guys! It’s nice to feel energized again.  Nearly a year ago, things came to a screeching halt due to Real Life, and it’s just been a battle since then. But this last month to six weeks have been better (except for Wizard’s back!), and I’m hopeful things will stay on this path for a while.

As for this weekend, I’m hoping to have lunch with Biker Witch, do some reading and work.

What are you doing this weekend?

16 comments to “Happy Friday!”

  1. Sonia
    October 28th, 2016 at 3:44 am · Link

    Good morning,so is Savaged Surrender not a part of Savaged Trilogy series? just picked it up and haven’t started it yet and it’s too early for me to remember who book is about. I love your Plus One series even thou it is not the genre i usually read, they just pulled me in. :roll: :-D

  2. B.E. Sanderson
    October 28th, 2016 at 6:22 am · Link

    Ooo, I loves me some chunky books! Bring ’em on. Okay, not yet. Next year. I can live with that. If I have to. I guess. I’m so glad you’re energized again. Life can really suck the energy right out of you. Good for you for finding someone to help out around the house so you and Wizard don’t have to worry about it. :hugs:

    This weekend will be football, writing, reading… maybe fishing… You know, stuffs. I just started Savaged Surrender last night. SQUEE! I’ve been working on my pet project off and on, but I’m really going to try to make it mostly on this weekend. And Silver’s been poking me to finish Fear Itself (based on some snippets I left on her Teaser Tuesday posts), so I may try to work on editing that in between writing new words for the other thing. We’ll see.

    Happy Weekend, Jenn!

  3. Silver James
    October 28th, 2016 at 7:11 am · Link

    All awesome news! And yes, I’ll be patient. I think you are smart to do what you are doing–professionally and personally.

    I’m working this weekend. I’m so far behind on the next deadline (11/15). I only have 10K words on a 48K book. My editor requested some changes in the 1st three chapters and that’s thrown me off because of the main “marketing” trope in the book. Working hard to find my mojo. I’ll be watching the World Serious, college football, and Stormageddon is coming to spend the night Saturday. This will be a first. I may be drinking by Sunday morning. :lol:

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

  4. Mary Dellenbusch
    October 28th, 2016 at 9:30 am · Link

    I can’t wait for more in both. I really do miss the Winged Hunter series though. I hate waiting for so long for that particular series. But, as they say. All good things come to those who wait. :wink:

  5. Jenn
    October 28th, 2016 at 10:17 am · Link

    Sonia, good morning to you too! Savaged Surrender is Ethan and Ana’s story, they are two secondary characters from The Plus One Chronicles. Ethan is working security for the Savaged Illusions band, so we get to see the guys and get a glimpse of their world. But no one has to read Savaged Surrender to read the upcoming Savaged Illusions Trilogy–does that make sense?

    I’m thrilled that you enjoyed The Plus One Chronicles!!

  6. Jenn
    October 28th, 2016 at 10:22 am · Link

    B.e., thanks :-) I hope we can find someone I’m comfortable with. Well actually, I’m MORE comfortable doing it myself, but right now, there’s just not enough hours in the day.

    Thanks on SAVAGED SURRENDER! Hope you enjoy it.

    Listen to Silver :-) So you’re writing two different books at once? I wish I could do that!

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Jenn
    October 28th, 2016 at 10:27 am · Link

    Silver, thanks, I think I’m doing the right thing, even though part of me wants to get the book out now. But this will motivate me to push hard.

    Oh no on the trope! I get the problem with that, and yep, that will resonate through the entire plot. Hopefully the fixes will go fast, and you can get back on track.

    Have a blast with the Stormageddon Sleepover! You can add some Baileys to your coffee once he leaves :-)

  8. Jenn
    October 28th, 2016 at 10:28 am · Link

    Mary, I’m so sorry you’re having to wait! But thank you so much for your support–it really means the world to me!

  9. Marcy Barth
    October 28th, 2016 at 10:54 am · Link

    Yay!!! I’m so looking forward to this new trilogy!!! I absolutely loved Savaged Surrender! If you haven’t read it you need to!

    Jennifer you have made me the happiest girl this morning! I found you through your Wing Slayer Hunters and I own everyone of those books. This is such a great series and one I come back to read time and time again. I can’t wait to read more about them. Thank you!!!

    Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you on Facebook.

    Marcy Barth

  10. Viki S.
    October 28th, 2016 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Great news! I think your plan is a very good one. We tend to want more and more so releasing the trilogy back to back will appease many of us.

    I bet Ram can be a real pain in your butt ;). Nice to know that they are in the 2017 plan.

    I hope you find a good cleaning crew. It has to be really difficult to give up that control, I know it would be for me. But heck, you don’t have the time or energy to do it all. It’s good to give in a little ;).

    Have a wonderful time out with Biker Witch.

    It looks like it will be baseball all weekend around here ;). Go Tribe!

    I will still be nursing my arm too. Every time I feel better house cleaning, aka bathrooms and vacuuming have put me all the way back to massive pain :(.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Jenn
    October 28th, 2016 at 3:03 pm · Link

    Marcy, thank you!! You’ve been a huge help in getting to the word out about SAVAGED SURRENDER.

    I’m so pleased to have made you happy this morning, and with my books. It always makes my day to know when someone has a great reading experience. Both the Wing Slayers and the Savaged books take a lot of work, but I’m happy to do it when readers enjoy them.

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Jenn
    October 28th, 2016 at 3:09 pm · Link

    Oh no, Viki, I’m so sorry. I hate that you’re in so much pain. It sounds a bit like you might have torn them muscle, which means you need really SERIOUSLY baby it. I know it’s hard to do resist, but things like vacuuming, bathrooms and washing floors or windows is the worst for that type of injury. I feel so bad for you.

    I hired the gal I interviewed today. It makes me feel lazy and weird to do it, but I liked her so we’ll try it.

    Enjoy a weekend of baseball and rest that arm :-)

  13. Viki S.
    October 28th, 2016 at 3:12 pm · Link

    Good job! I’m glad you like the girl. Don’t feel lazy. Sometimes things have to give ;). You and Wizard both need this right now.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Instead of painkillers I’m opting for a really LARGE glass of wine which I will get in a few moments :).

  14. Jenn
    October 28th, 2016 at 6:05 pm · Link

    Viki, I hope the wine helps! And thanks for making me feel better about having to hire some help :-)

  15. B.E. Sanderson
    October 28th, 2016 at 8:00 pm · Link

    Oh no, there’s no way I could *write* two different books at once. I’m only writing new words on the one. The other book is already written. It just needs polishing. I think I can manage that. I haven’t started doing both at once, though, so we’ll see if it works or if my head explodes. LOL

  16. Jenn
    October 28th, 2016 at 8:21 pm · Link

    B.E., ah, now I understand! I’ve been switching between writing one book, and editing another and that was hard enough. I couldn’t image writing two at the same time, but some authors do it well.

    I don’t want your head to explode, but if you can do it, go for it!

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