Passing away/New dog

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On Oct 21st, I lost a great dog. A red heeler named Jules. I had her for 12 and a half years. She passed in her sleep. Her ashes are on my bookcase.

Almost a month to the day of her passing, I adopted a new dog. A 10 month old female Shepherd mix named Sugar. She is the sweetest and very calm for a dog so young. I’ve had her less than a week and she’s wonderful! I put together a slides how of the pictures I’ve taken of her so far. Enjoy! 
#RIP #RainbowBridge #redheeler 

#rescuedog #sugar #shepherdmix #greatpup 

Take care,

TJ 

Good News and Bad News Regrading JAM 2

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Hello all,

I have some good news and some bad news about JAM 2.

The good news is that while I almost lost the entire file, but I manged to get it back. The bad news is that part of the document is missing. Roughly about the last third of it. The good news on that front is that I hand write all my stories first, so I still have a hard copy of the rest of the story. I was all set to send it to my editor and have it ready to go by this fall.

I apologize for the this hiccup. I am fast typer so I will have the rest returned in no time. So much better than I originally thought which was to have to retype the entire thing. Whew!

And before you think, BACKUP! I usually do. I thought I had actually. Turns out, I didn’t. So I will double and triple check this time that it gets backed up properly. So back to #amwriting. #Willhaveitdonesoon! #AMSOSORRY! #FacePalm! #LearningExperience

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Thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy of JAM: Jordan and Mary. Will you please leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads? Pretty please with a cherry on top? I hate to beg, but I only have one review on each site. Reviews really do help both the author and the reader. Both good reviews and bad. But luckily, everyone who has gotten the book has told me they LOVED it! Even if they didn’t leave a public review. Here are the links:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E4G25VM

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14693512.Tj_Lyons

There is also a purchase link on Barnes and Noble and Kobo if you prefer. Reviews may be left there as well. Thanks again!

In other news, I hit a brick wall on JAM 3, but I will finish it. But I got an idea for a new novel. I will give updates as the novel develops. In early stages yet and doesn’t even have a working title. So #WIP is being handwritten.

Thank you! Hope everyone has had an easy transition back into the new school year!

TJ

Update

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Hello all,

Once again it has been a while since I have posted. I have been recovering from bunion surgery. It has been six weeks now and while I am out of the boot, the toe remains swollen and the pain lessens every day.

As for writing, I have temporarily put JAM book 3 on hold. Instead I have started writing a new novel. Another romance novel. I like the way this one is shaping up. I promise I will finish book 3 as well as get book 2 edited and published. Now that the writer’s block is lifting, I am back to writing.

Before my writer’s block set in, I was able to write a short Fan Fiction based on Once Upon A Time. A friend got me hooked on the show. I took a rare quiet moment to allow Emma and Captain Hook to spend some intimate time together. Unfortunately for them, the whole group of heroes finds out much to their embarrassment. All you #Once fans, let me know if you want me to post it on my blog.

The rest of my time I have spent laid up with my foot elevated. Since I spent time with writer’s block, I instead spent my time playing PC games such as Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and Sims 4. In development of my park or Sim, I often used my characters and built their world in the game.

For example, in the Sims 4, I used Jordan and Mary and built the farm house that Mary resides in.

In Roller Coaster Tycoon 3, I developed some Peep groups to be JAM family and friends. I also made peeps of some of my other favorite books, movies and even historical figures.

Sorry about the lapse in my posting. I hope to get back to more regular posting.

Take care,

TJ

Update

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Hello all,

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. It’s hard to post when one has a bit of writer’s block. So the third book is coming along slowly at the moment. 

It’s been two weeks since my bunion surgery. I am progressing well. The stitches came out today and I have different things to wear on my foot depending on the time day. But I am cleared to drive and walk in the boot for short distances. 

Hopefully getting out of the house more often will help break the writer’s block. 

This is worst when it happens. No ideas and really no desire to write. I’ll post pictures of my progress soon. 

TJ 

Surgery 

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I had bunion surgery yesterday so I am restricted to bed rest and ice and elevation for the weekend. I hope to get some writing done. 

Take care! 

TJ

Ideas

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I find it interesting how ideas come about and when. Today, for example, I was driving home from feeding my horse and donkey. I wasn’t thinking about anything in particular and then an idea for a new novel hits me. Luckily, I just around the corner from home. So as soon as I got into the house, I wrote out the basic ideas that I had in my head before they disappeared forever. That wouldn’t be the first time that has happened to me.

So I would like to know how and when my fellow #writers #authors get their ideas. Do they hit you when you least expect it? Mine usually do. Or do they pop up when you want them to? Can you recall what was going on around you when the ideas hit?

Drop me a line and let me know.

TJ

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