Jennifer Lyon

Monday, July 13th, 2020
Weekend Roundup

Well, it was a weekend. Two main high points were:

Seeing Turbo because grandkids are so fun.

And I told Wizard about my idea of how to amp up my heroine in Primal Magic, and he was excited. I mean so excited, he keeps coming up with ideas. I love that so much and tells me I’m on the right track. Now I’m working that into the short synopsis I had, and naturally, that creates 30,000 more questions I need to find answers for, but that’s all part of the process. I’d hoped to start writing today, but I think it’s going to take a few more days or a week of pre-writing work to be really ready because the next two books are intertwined so I need to be sure I have certain things right. Patience!

Otherwise, was an unremarkable weekends. I’m slowly rereading the series, and working on creating the series timeline. That’s going to be an ongoing process for a couple more weeks, which is fine.

I try not to think much about SAVAGED DEVOTION with my editor. First, she clearly let me know her timeline so the turn around will be slow. And second, worrying won’t change a thing, but believing in myself and the book will keep me writing :-) Appropriate amounts of fear and worry can guide us away from trouble, but too much fear and worry become massive roadblocks to success.

So that’s it for me, how was your weekend?

10 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Carolyn D Deuel
    July 13th, 2020 at 6:11 am · Link

    Well I agree with you on fear. A little is a good thing but too much will have you backtracking and have you all locked up and unable to do anything. I thought about starting a book but I honestly do not know if I have the patience for it. I much prefer to read others or listen to the cast on the audible books.

    I have been working from home since the beginning of the pandemic and find it hard sometimes to concentrate on the work.

    I know you will prevail and we readers will have great stories to listen to and read.

  2. Roz
    July 13th, 2020 at 7:25 am · Link

    I so appreciate the sharing of your challenges – highs & lows both! – in the creative process! I am writing a chapter for an edited book – and just the one chapter takes a year! And your stories are so grand!! 🌹

  3. B.E. Sanderson
    July 13th, 2020 at 7:33 am · Link

    Yay for Turbo time! And for positive writing things! Yep, don’t worry about SD, it’s out of your hands for now. It’s sounds like you’re staying focused on the Wing Slayer Hunters and that’s the important thing.

    It was a weekend. I totally missed that yesterday was Sunday, so BAM here’s Monday slapping me upside the head. Weeee. I totally need cake, but I still have so much stuff in the fridge that I have no place to put cake. (Baked goods left outside the fridge get fuzzy fast here in the summer.) I need to go fishing, but it’s too hot. Same with walks. Blerg.

  4. Silver James
    July 13th, 2020 at 8:26 am · Link

    TURBO TIME! And writing IDEAS! *me finding pompoms and shaking them at you*

    We had rain and storms over the weekend. Unusual for us this time of year. Rain is totally welcome. Winds up to 80-100 mph not so much. Also thunder and lightning. Still…RAIN!

    Non’t know if it was the weather or I just did something stupid but I was down all day Saturday with low-back/hip problems. A bit better on Sunday. I could at least get up and walk around. Thought is was on the way out but still hanging around today.

    Needless to say, didn’t do much this weekend but listen to books. I was a total slug-a-bug and that’s okay. We all need to do that from time to time, right? Of course we do! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. ;)

    Have a great week, everyone!

  5. Viki S.
    July 13th, 2020 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Happy to hear you were able to see Turbo :). That always makes for a good day.

    We had tons of FaceTime with Harrison.

    You amaze me with how much you’ve already accomplished with getting into the Wing Slayers again. It’s fantastic and I LOVE how Wizard is such a helping hand. I remember him being a great sounding board with other books too. You really have a great guy there.

    Our weekend was mellow :).

    Have a wonderful afternoon!

  6. Jenn
    July 13th, 2020 at 4:07 pm · Link

    Carolyn, you’re right, fear can be crippling, and we’re bombarded with a lot of stuff right now.

    Why not start a book just for fun? Don’t put a lot of expectations on yourself and see if you enjoy it?

    I can so understand the issues with concentrating. I have days like that too, and try to take them in stride. Working from home is tough, and usually comes with a lot of distractions.

    Thank you so much for the support!! It means a lot to me.

  7. Jenn
    July 13th, 2020 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Roz, I’m happy to share my struggles, so you and others don’t feel alone in this. Creativity is a multi-layered and complicated process. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed, frustrated and even depressed.

    Yep, a chapter sure can feel like it takes a year. I can sympathise totally! Hang in there, you’ll get it right and feel great about doing it!

    And thank you so much!

  8. Jenn
    July 13th, 2020 at 4:14 pm · Link

    B.E., that’s what I’m doing, just trying not to think about SD, and the Wing Slayers are helping.

    LOL on losing Sunday. It must have taken me 20 seconds to figure out what day it was when I woke up this morning.

    Still no cake? What kind of world do when live in when you can’t find room in your fridge for cake?

    Just an aside, I pulled out some french bread I forgot to put in the fridge, YIKES! I hope that loaf wasn’t growing the cure for Covid cuz I tossed it out pronto.

    Hope Monday is good to you!

  9. Jenn
    July 13th, 2020 at 4:17 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks for the pompom shakes :-)

    Wow you had Real Weather there in OK.

    Oh no, you’re poor lower back and hips! I’m so sorry. Weather can make it worse, but it kinda sounds like you wrenched it. That kind of pain is awful, and makes every movement hurt. I hope you’re healing quickly.

    Take it easy where you can this week. Whatever’s happening, you don’t want to make it worse. Please???

  10. Jenn
    July 13th, 2020 at 4:23 pm · Link

    Viki, Facetime is fun too. I’m so glad you’re seeing Harrison that way, I’m sure he lights up the entire day. And glad you had a mello weekend.

    Don’t be too amazed, I’m at the slowish part now of thinking/plotting/answering questions. But thank you :-)

    Honestly, I think I forgot how good Wizard is when he’s helping. It cracks me up that an accountant is so creative. He didn’t get the memo on the stereotype, LOL

    Hope your week is off to a good start.

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