After nearly two weeks of waiting by the Inbox of Doom, nothing. I was kind of hoping not to post until I had news to relate but, sadly, I have no news to relate. No boulders falling from the sky. No snakes. No flaming arrows flying at my head. No jewels waiting on the head of a statue deep in the bowels of the temple…
Okay, enough Indiana Jonesing. I suppose the week isn’t over yet so I shouldn’t count my chickens but I’m still feeling like it won’t be this week. Time in editorland passes differently to time out here in unpublished authorland. And justifiably so. Editors have many published authors to deal with as well as sifting through the slush. I, on the other hand, only have one ms to think about and lots of time to do it in. Four months certainly gives you a perspective on what you’ve done and I’ve learned quite a lot in the past four months. I would not have written the partial now like I did back in January. However, the main thing about this sub is that I still think the conflict holds up. Certainly didn’t feel that way about my last submission. But my thoughts on the subject don’t count. It’s whether the ed feels the same that matters.
Anyway, until I hear there’s nothing much else to do but write, write, write. It IS the best way to forget about a sub. In the four months of my wait I’ve already polished up another ms, written the first draft of a second and written the first chapers of mss number 3 and 4. So I should have a nice tidy stack of mss ready to go by the time I hear back.
Guess this means that should there be an R destined for me, I won’t be giving up. Feel free to remind me of this the next time an R comes along…;-)
So, in the interests of NTAI, here’s a situation for you: One love scene. One heroine. One catsuit. Boots. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get the heroine out of the catsuit without removing her boots. Discuss.
And when you’ve figured it out, let me know cos it’s doing my head in. 😉