Jennifer Lyon

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Late Monday

Hey guys! My website was down last night, so I didn’t post. I planned to go back to the computer and post later, but I ended up vegging on the couch with Maggie :-) So I’m late.

My weekend was relaxing and I really needed it. I worked some, wrote a scene I’m going to delete, and a scene I love sprang out of that misstep. This is something that as a writer I believe it…

Writing crap is the roadway to brilliance.

Okay maybe brilliance is a little strong, LOL. Brilliant storytelling is my dream. But right now, I’m just striving for the honest and real story of a romance that endures heartache and heals into a timeless love. But the road to that goal is paved with discarded words, sucky scenes or whole chapters. Once in a while there’s a scene I adored, but it simply didn’t work. However, I needed each and every word to complete the journey to The End.


As for the rest of my weekend, I’m really happy to say that despite my utter misery last week, my neck, shoulder and arm have improved. The shot appears to successfully stopped most of the pain running down my arm, and eased some of the pain in my neck and shoulders. I still have to limit my computer time, and I can’t vacuum or do certain types of activities, or turn my head a certain way. I still have stabs of pain behind my shoulder blade, but it’s a definite improvement and that’s a positive sign that the next shot will give me even more relief!

I’m continuing my walks, and Maggie and I did a killer hike on Saturday, going almost to the end of the trail through the hills:

Here’s a pic, can you see how the stairs wind through the hills? I’ve been working up to this, and am surprised my shoulder tolerated it. The shoulder’s a bit more sore today, but it was worth it! My little Maggie keeps up too! Then she crashed at home.


She’s sleeping with her back foot over her face, LOL!! She’s such a dork sometimes.

That was my weekend, how was yours?

7 comments to “Late Monday”

  1. Viki S.
    January 29th, 2018 at 3:57 pm · Link

    So glad to hear that you’re feeling better. It does shine a light that the next shot may given even more relief :).

    I love Maggie. Her crashed pose is too much. Her leg is straight ;0 . How can that be comfortable, but it must be or she’d change position.

    Great news on the writing. Loved your quote.

    It’s starting to snow heavy right now. It’s so pretty. I just love it :).

    Have a great afternoon :)!

  2. Jenn
    January 29th, 2018 at 5:26 pm · Link

    Viki, Maggie sleeps like that now and again. It doesn’t look comfortable to me either.

    Snow sounds so pretty, but cold! It’s over 80 degrees here today and all week. Winter bypassed California.

    Hope you’re having a great Monday!

  3. Silver James
    January 29th, 2018 at 7:20 pm · Link

    Yay on some relief, long hikes with Maggie, and new words! I spent the day updating the internet/TV/wifi. Well, I didn’t. The tech guy from AT&T did. I think we’re going to like the new service.

    Tomorrow is new words for me. Or else. LOL Now it’s time to fix dinner.

  4. Jenn
    January 29th, 2018 at 9:31 pm · Link

    Silver, I’m crossing my fingers that you love your new service! And that tomorrow is brimming with new words!

  5. B.E. Sanderson
    January 30th, 2018 at 6:42 am · Link

    Maggie’s practicing her moves for the high-dive. ;o)

    I overdid it yesterday with the limb saw, so I’m maxxed out on the Aleve dosage this morning. Other than that, I made progress getting this book ready for my editor. And my other book came back so today is the day one has to be finished so I can finish the other for publication.

  6. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    January 30th, 2018 at 9:22 am · Link

    B.E. LOL on Maggie. She does some weird contortions like a cat.

    You have books coming and going :-) Sorry about the soreness and hope the Aleve kicks in enough for you to get some work done.

  7. B.E. Sanderson
    January 30th, 2018 at 8:12 pm · Link

    I got my edits done and off to the editor, so yay. I’m taking the rest of the night off. And yeah, the Aleve worked wonders. Thanks. =o)

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