Bad Romance

I know it’s a Lady Gaga song but hey, it’s just crying out to be used as a blog post title too. 😉 And hey, my writing is all crap at the moment so it’s a fitting title. Anyway, I’ve been slack on the blog front. Mainly due to the massive plunge into ‘why do I bother’ territory. Been 11 weeks now since I sent off my two chapters. Not very long really (you really know you’re a writer when 11 weeks becomes ‘not very long’). I kind of hoped I’d hear sooner because two chapters isn’t even a full partial but….well….not as the case may be. Still, I did email her to ask about the New Voices comp and whether I should enter and she did reply. Apparently the experience should be fun and I should give it a go. I don’t know if will yet. Depends on how much of a masochist I am and considering my feelings about writing at the moment, I’m thinking not. But, well, you know me, up and down ALL the time so by September I may be feeling entirely differently.

Oh and the ed told I would be hearing ‘very soon’ about my sub.

Anyone want to take a bet on how long ‘very soon’ is?

In fact, I think I might run a wee sweepstake to help with the NTAI. Post how long you think ‘very soon’ is and the person who guesses the closest to when I hear back will win a prize. Don’t know what that prize may be – probably a book or something. Oh and depending on how long ‘very soon’ is, you may be waiting a while to hear who wins…;-)

Note: Yes, I’m complaining. Yes, I know I should be patient. But a little vent now and then doesn’t hurt. I’m even feeling better now for having done this blog post.

26 thoughts on “Bad Romance”

  1. Tomorrow. And no it doesn’t matter that it’s the weekend :).

    Rach’s editor said yes to the comp too but has said no in the past I’m starting to wonder if it’s scarier than it sounds lol.

    If you enter you could win… I’m just saying… And then you can give the iPad to me since you have one. I promise I’ll show it a picture of you every year at Christmas.

  2. Lacey – Lol! How I wish the ed worked Saturdays! But sadly… Yeah, I think they’re really keen to get lots of entries and she told me the experience would be really good – ie having other people comment on my work I think she meant. Or maybe they want to gauge reader’s responses to different stories. Whatever, scary is right. I don’t know whether I’ll enter or not. Might make a decision closer to the time. And yes, if by some remote chance I win, you can have the iPad. 😉

  3. Ooh I like Kerrin’s Friday 13th but, I’m thinking you’ll actually find out on the 14th cos we’re so far ahead of UK 🙂

    Not happy about that iPad! Hmph!

  4. Hmph indeed… Having just recently gotten a taste of the iphone, ipad would just be…well awesome. Ok – my pick would be… September 1st. I know its ages away, but a new season, and spring at that, i think its a beautiful season for new, bright and joyfull so thinking a reqest for a full is kind of like that 🙂

  5. Kerrin – you are evil! Friday the 13th and it’ll be an R!

    Rach – The 14th I’ll be at conference. Better be good news in that case. Ah well, at least I’ll have a shoulder to cry on if it isn’t.
    And hey, YOU could win the iPad.

    Lacey – ah, but I haven’t signed anything have I? So the sumo wrestler’s outfit could still happen. 😉

  6. Jackie
    Saturday 7th August my two babies turn two *sigh* so my pick is for Monday 9th August – Monday’s are always good for starting new things eg diets, holidays, fabulous new careers as interstellarly successful and beloved romance novelists!!!!

  7. Hi,

    Given the “Jolly” to Orlando, and allowing a couple of days for jetlag, then getting back into the swing of all things editorial, 4 weeks from today! Remember, there’s the medical “fast-track” to be gone through as well, so there will be either a clearing of decks or shove aside shuffle will be the next dance. 😉
    best
    F

  8. Janette – September?? Argh!! Then again, I like your thinking re spring and a full requestion. 😉

    Joni – ah the wonderful twos! happy Birthday to your babies. Due to the time difference I probably won’t hear my Monday (still the weekend in the UK) but I like their Monday…(and also the idea of a new career).

    Francine – sigh, yes, all of that is making this look like WEEKS! Actually maybe even four weeks is optimistic.

    Caroline – the glorious 12th it is!

  9. I am going to plump for 17th August – enough time to get back and settled from conference. Fingers crossed hard for you Jackie.
    Have fun at the Aus Conference! Sounds like a good place to be NTAI. x

  10. Joanne – the 17th sounds good. And actually, if I hear before then, I’ve got too much to do to fuss round with sending in another sub if it’s a big no. Actually, that’s a lie. I’ve got another ready to go. 😉

  11. August 12th. I asked my sister and she thinks she’s a psychic, so you can basically take that answer to the bank. AUGUST 12th, write that down!

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