Jennifer Lyon

Friday, February 24th, 2017
Happy Friday Five

I swear it was Monday, then I blinked, and now it’f Friday! So let’s do our list of five random things:

1. I hit the middle of the book and panicked. Big ugly panicking. So what did I do? Take a step back and re-evaluation? Apply some logic? Heck no, I scheduled delivery of this book to my editor on April 5th. People, the first half of this book is a mess and I’m doubling back, dropping in scenes and writing notes it capitals letters, and the second half…isn’t freaking written yet. But I scheduled delivery of my book! Nothing like a little pressure to get those creative juices flowing, right? Bwhahahaha!!! I’m just diving in and giving it my all while my inner child is throwing things and screaming, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO WRITE SUCH A HARD BOOK? WHY???? But you know, I totally have this under control…NOT.

2) Despite #1,  I love this book more than ever. Especially when my heroine is getting all feisty and demanding that I get out of her way and let her make her own mistakes. Go Liza!!!

3. I went back to the gym this week. It helps balance my stress, and it’s a great place for me to listen to an audio book guilt free :-) I’ll do more cardio if I’m enjoying the book so it’s a win-win.

4)  I made this No Knead Rosemary Parmesan Skillet Bread last night. It’s a heavy bread with a chewy crust, and great for dipping in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

5) I’ve completed  my secret scene–the side project that I came up with at 2am and couldn’t resist doing–and had it professionally edited. I won’t be using that until April, but it’s so nice to be ahead of something for once! It cost me some time away from this book, but honestly, it was such a fun project that I think it’s good break for me.

That’s my five, what are yours? Happy Friday and Have a Great Weekend!

6 comments to “Happy Friday Five”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    February 24th, 2017 at 7:22 am · Link

    LOL, you scheduled the book because your subconscious knows you’ll have it finished by then. Even if your conscious mind is freaking out. Deep breath. You’ve got this. :hugs:

    1) I’m pooped this morning. I spent yesterday morning cleaning, yesterday afternoon fishing, and last night writing. Busy day for this slug. LOL
    2) I’m at 43K on Wish Hits the Fan. I meant to write the climax scene last night, but I got off on a tangent that sets up the climax. Tonight, the big fight scene.
    3) Yes, my first draft will be short, but I have loads of stuff to insert during edits, so it’s all good.
    4) Caught a keeper bass (finally, after months of not catching keepers). Tonight we will dine on fresh fish! Yay!
    5) Since I didn’t get home until 6:30 and then I had to clean the fish, I didn’t eat until after seven. And I still had writing to do. Cereal – it’s what’s for dinner. Yum.

  2. Silver James
    February 24th, 2017 at 12:34 pm · Link

    I’m with you on the time flying thing, Jen! Okay, my five.

    1) Got a sneak peek at the cover of my July Desire, CLAIMING THE COWGIRL’S BABY. I want to blow it up and put it on canvas. It’s that gorgeous!

    2) The heroine in the current Desire WIP cracks me up. Plus, she has a huge crush on the hero’s brother. ;)

    3) I need more hours in the day–or more energy. LG is headed to Washington next week to meet with some congressional delegates and I’ve asked him to throw in the idea of repealing Daylight Savings Time. My sleep has been messed up since the last change. Who’s with me?

    4) I need to get back to listening to music when I write instead of having the TV droning in the background. Would be better for my blood pressure, I’m sure. :lol:

    5) I have daffodils blooming. That means my birthday tradition is alive and well–I’ve always had daffodils blooming on the day (which is next week, so hopefully, these or new ones will be around). ;)

    Have a great weekend, everyone! I’m finishing the last chapter of my proposal and then the synopsis, edits, and shipping it off to NYC by the end of the weekend, then on to finish my next deadline story! Fun times!

  3. Viki S.
    February 24th, 2017 at 4:17 pm · Link

    You are so funny, #1. Sounds like you’ve accomplished quite a bit this week :-D . That bread looks very good. It’s one of my favorites. Great with chili. Glad you go to the gym. Always clears the mind.

    1. Middle son’s car is still not good. Even though it’s only 5 he needs me to sign it over and then trade it in for a reliable car.
    2. Spent Kohl’s bucks this morning on a new yoga mat. Thing was originally $35 – how crazy is that!
    3. Made triple chocolate brownies.
    4. Been watching the live stream of the giraffe that’s in labor. Baby reminds me of my middle son who was just short of a ten month baby (we knew the day of conception :mrgreen: ).
    5. It’s February and 77F, sunny and windy. Tomorrow it goes back to normal :roll: .

    Have a fantastic weekend.

  4. Jenn
    February 24th, 2017 at 5:24 pm · Link

    B.E., I hope I can do this :-)

    1) Sounds like you got a lot done yesterday.
    2) Hope you’re rested up for your big fight scene!
    3) Short first drafts are better than this the hot mess I’m calling a first draft. Especially if you know what you need to interst later.
    4) Fresh fish! In my next life, I’m going to like fish too :-)
    5) Nothing wrong with cereal for dinner.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Jenn
    February 24th, 2017 at 6:07 pm · Link

    Silver, we need to get Time on our side!

    1) You get such great covers for your Cowgirl series!
    2) Crush on the hero’s brother got my attention :-)
    3) I hate adjusting to the time change.
    4) Definitely go with music.
    5) Happy Early birthday!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Jenn
    February 24th, 2017 at 6:13 pm · Link

    Viki, yes and no on accomplishing a lot :-) I like to be complicated, LOL.

    1) Oh no, I’m really sorry about middle son’s car. That just plain sucks.
    2) Awesome on the new yoga mat!
    3) Triple Chocolate Brownies…YUM!
    4) Umm, ten months??? Wow! I refuse to search out this Giraffe labor or I’ll be hooked and get nothing done.
    5) Enjoy the nice weather.

    Hope you have a good weekend!

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