Jennifer Lyon

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Monday, September 16th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

Good weekend! I worked a lot and I’m nearly finished revising Obsession. I’ll be sending it back to my editor by Wednesday.

However I won’t have the book published by my projected September 24th date.  I can’t get it proofread (after two rounds of editing) and formatted by that date.  So I’m thinking that OBSESSION will be “live” on Amazon, B&N and Kobo between October 7th and 10th.  Apple/iTunes takes longer for some mysterious reason.

I’m excited to see what people think of the last book int his series.  I feel like I’ve been living with these two for a very long time.  I don’t want to let them go, but I really believe it’s time.

One “behind the scenes tidbit”.  OBSESSION (without title page and all that extra stuff) comes out to 255 manuscript pages. My cut file, which is exactly what it sounds like–I cut scenes and put them there in the cut file–is 157 pages. Plus on my last pass I cut another four-page scene I didn’t put in the cut file. That’s how many pages of scenes I write then cut. Sometimes I use some of those pages elsewhere, other times they pages just didn’t work for the story. That’s just  little behind the scenes insight into the how I work :-)

So tell me how your weekend was! I always want to know!

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Happy Friday!

Happy Friday the 13th! Let’s prove the superstitions wrong and make it a great day!

I’m working through revisions on Obsession.  It’s just long days of working and griping because I can’t work out (thanks so much Achilles, you and Insomnia are both off my Christmas list) or do a whole lot of physical activity yet.

This weekend I’m either going to be working, unless I find away to get arrested by this guy:





Nah…my luck just isn’t that good :-) So I’ll just work.

What are you all doing? Tell me it’s something fun!

Monday, September 9th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

Working and going in the pool is the sum total of my weekend. Oh and I read a new adult book Dear Rockstar but Emme Rollins. It was the first book in a New Adult Romance Boxed Set I bought. It started off a bit slow for me, but picked up a little ways in. I didn’t love it, but I enjoyed it.

I’m diving into writing my new book, The Cowboy Marine (working title)  while waiting for edits on Obsession. What is surprising is that this book started without as much agony as is customary for me.  But I’m not complaining! Since I tend to write in layers, it’s okay if the pages aren’t super strong yet, I’ll go back and layer as I discover more and more about the characters.

Wizard, however, is busier than usual doing things like vacuuming for me. There’s an upside to that thing I don’t want to talk about. (Achilles injury) But I’ll talk about it long enough to say that I’m healing well, we’re just being cautious.

And okay, Wizard jumping up and down, pushing his hands up in the “raising the ceiling” gesture and singing, “Woo hoo. Who hoo!” in a fake girl’s voice makes me laugh. Because that’s more or less what  my nieces and I were doing when I hurt myself. Except no one was saying Woo Hoo–or however that’s spelled. Every time Wizard does it,  I crack up.

So it looks like I keep saying I don’t want to talk about it but then I do :-)

How was your weekend?


Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

**Oops I set the time wrong for this to post so it’s going up late. Sorry!**

I’m sending Obsession to the editor! Not even a torn Achilles stops me, LOL!

By the way, Wizard took me to Urgent Care–and the PA there  told me I tore/injured my Achilles which is obvious. But he refused to do an x-ray to check for fractures  and I’m just done with this whole subject. If something is fractured, it’ll heal. People heal all the time.  So lets move onto something more fun.

Here is our volunteer for today’s candidate. Well maybe volunteer is the wrong word :-) Although I swear it wasn’t me that chained him up! Really!



So what do you think?

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Weekend Roundup

Happy Labor Day for those celebrating! I think we’re just staying home, maybe swimming and either BBQing or picking something up.

I’m fleshing out a few scenes and doing final edits on Obsession. And learning to let go :-)  Then it’s onto my Cowboy Marine. I’m getting excited to write that book. Logan Knight is in desperate need of some down time and  goes house on his family ranch, only to find his beloved home inhabited by a woman on the run with her baby…good times!

My weekend varied widely. Work wise, things are going really well and I’m extremely grateful for that. But Saturday I finally told Wizard I need to go to Urgent Care for my foot/ankle. But for whatever reason, the Urgent Care that’s supposed to be opened until five, closed at one and was closed on Sunday.  I was a tad frustrated but whatever…it’ll heal and it is getting better so it’s fine. I’m just going stir crazy, I can’t work out, I can do anything but work and eat.

Which some people (WIZARD I’m talking about YOU) would say it’s making me cranky.  Actually it’s making me fat and cranky but even Wizard isn’t brave enough to say that.

But today will be better! How was your weekend?

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Happy Friday!

I’m sooo close. Just trying to get the last wrap up on Obsession done then I can clean it up. So close.  But I’m still debating some things at the very end. Plus I’m distracted by all the pretty colors developing on my foot and calf. Man I sprained that sucker. Probably got a few little tears in there too but it should heal.

Of course, normal people would get an x-ray.  Or you know, see a doctor.  But why ruin the fun of guessing :-)

Before anyone really worries, I’m sure it’s just a sprain.  Seriously, I can move and rotate my foot without pain.  And it doesn’t hurt when I’m not walking on it. So it’s all good.

So this weekend, I’m working! If the weather cooperates I’ll go in the pool with Wizard and I’ll probably bake something too. But we are looking forward to a quiet, relaxing weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend?


Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

Wizard has been off work until today, so we’ve been talking non-stop about the wedding. Wizard’s having a great time teasing me about hurting myself dancing.  First off, it’s amazing that I got out there and danced since I can’t dance. At all.

As in I have zero rhythm.

Anyone ever seen that old Seinfeld episode where Elaine dances? That’s me. Totally. I know it and I didn’t care, I was out there dancing.

But I was having so much fun with my nieces, my two other sons’ girlfriends and one other friend of the family girl, I just didn’t know when to quit. Evidently my Achilles tendon or something in that general vicinity did.  All I can say is that I got off LUCKY. It’s healing exactly like a pulled muscle so all seems to be well.  (No I didn’t go to emergency. Wizard wanted to take me, but I was fairly sure it was just a pull/sprain).

In book news, I’m working! I should be sending Obsession to the editor next week and will dive into book two in my Once A Marine series. I’ll be doing a little juggling of revisions during that time too, but I’m not going to think about it.

Here is our the hunk candidate for today. I had him on my FB page last week but I cropped him up  a little for the blog.


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So what do you think?

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