Jennifer Lyon

Monday, October 31st, 2016
Happy Halloween!

Beware of the monsters!


Yeah, I’m not scared either, LOL! These are CPA Boy and Special K’s pups. From left to right is Cookie, Max and Corky. All three of them pretty much have the same expression of WHY MOM? WHY???

This weekend had a surprise–my final edits came back from my editor earlier than I expected, and my editor’s comments filled me with wild joy. The ending made her cry, and she expressed how much she really, REALLY loves and believes in this story more than any we’ve worked on together. Since Sasha is my toughest critic (as she should be!), her words make the months of writing and rewriting, the two rounds of grueling edits and lying awake nights wondering if I’d totally lost my mind trying to tell this story, all worth it. Her email was true validation. The final edits are easy, and I did the 95% of them all yesterday. Of course, after I get this copy edited, I have to sit on this book while I write the next two because I’m determined to release these close together :-)

Sunday I met Biker Witch for lunch and had fun! This morning I’m headed to the gym. I’ve only been once it two weeks due to my work schedule, and man, I FEEL it when I don’t work out. I need to do cardio to stay loose and feeling my best. Then tonight Wizard and I will hand out candy to trick or treaters.

How was your weekend and do you have any Halloween plans?

6 comments to “Happy Halloween!”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    October 31st, 2016 at 5:55 am · Link

    OMG, Awww! Those babies are too cute!

    Yay for getting the final edits back! Double yay for them being easy. I can’t wait for these books, but I will try to be patient. I loved Savaged Surrender so much. That end thing where Ana does what she does. Awesome! Yay for a nice time with Biker Witch, too! Ugh, I totally hear you on the ‘feeling it when you don’t work out’ thing. Not that I work out, but I feel it when I spend too much time without being active.

    The weekend was good. Quiet as usual, and I got some writing done. No Halloween plans here. We don’t have any children in our neighborhood, so no trick or treaters. Which works for me because the candy is MINE all MINE. LOL, how sick is it that I know we don’t get trick or treaters but I still buy loads of candy? Butterfinger Cups are my new crack.

  2. Jenn
    October 31st, 2016 at 11:08 am · Link

    B.E., thank you!!! I’m so happy you liked it, and yeah, I like that thing Ana does too :-)

    I find working out, especially cardio, eases some aches and pains from sitting at my computer. Walking or any activity also does it.

    It’s not sad that you buy Halloween candy even if you don’t have kids in the neighborhood–you’re still celebrating :-) I haven’t had Butterfinger Cups, I must find those.

    Have a great Monday!

  3. Silver James
    October 31st, 2016 at 3:13 pm · Link

    So absolutely thrilled for you on the word from your editor! Doing a happy dance in my chair. And yay for releasing them close together so we don’t have to wait. Well…we have to wait but once we get the first, no long wait for the next two! That’s a win in my books!

    I’m up to my elbows in “emergency” AFS stuffs. The book I’m currently writing has been slotted in for a July release and HQN needs the art/synopsis/themes & tropes ASAP. Since I’m still rewriting the 1st three chapters this is a truly joyous time in my life because we all know I outline and plot every book I write, thereby making synopsis writing a snapp. :roll:

    I have until tomorrow to turn it all in. Fun times. I’ll be handing out candy tonight. Hopefully, the horde comes early, I can empty the bag, turn out the light and hide with a good book. :lol:

  4. Viki S.
    October 31st, 2016 at 3:19 pm · Link

    Oh boy are the pups cute. You’re right on their facial expressions. Pee Wee gives the “Why MOM!” look too when they dress him up.

    Congrats on the final edits. You have to be SO pleased. Now you get a little wine time ;).

    I read an article on caster oil helping with so many ailments including arthritis. My thumbs and basically my hands are a mess so this weekend I tried rubbing it into the aches and it really helped. I was shocked since it’s and old farm remedy :). I’m glad cardio helps you. Keeping the joints moving is such a big thing.

    We don’t get trick-or-treaters :(. So you have fun handing out candy and checking out all the little ones in their scary costumes.

    Have a great evening!

  5. Jenn
    October 31st, 2016 at 8:08 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks for the support, it really means a lot!

    Oh wow, in publisher time, that’s a quick release, so I see what you’re going through. And yep, you’re going to have to use the SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guess) method. That’s so hard. Fingers crossed it goes smoothly!

  6. Jenn
    October 31st, 2016 at 8:12 pm · Link

    Viki, I’d love to see PeeWee in costume :-) but I’m sure he has that same expression as CPA boy’s pups.

    I’m so pleased with my editor’s comments. But I REALLY need to get the next two books outlined, and finding it hard to get that going. I’ll get there, though.

    Thanks for the castor oil tip. I’m so glad it’s helping you! I really am just whining about being tight and sore from leaning over the computer for long house. I’m normally really careful to keep moving + cardio + stretching. I feel it when I don’t do that. It’s my own fault!

    Are you feeling any better with your arm/neck/headache symptoms? I was thinking of you over the weekend.

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