Not Thinking About It


Okay, sorry about the whinging last post guys. Guess the pressure got to me and I was just letting off steam. Thanks to everyone who posted encouraging comments – felt much better after reading those! I think learning to wait is the hardest part of this journey for me. I’ve never been good with being patient and being a newbie when it comes to submission, it’s very difficult to come to grips with. Then again, I am very, very lucky that I have come this far. Being fixated on this one goal, I often don’t appreciate how far that actually is. But I am appreciative. Honestly. I’m just at the point where where I want the whole drawn-out process to end one way or another.

Anyway, you’ll all be pleased to know that I have stopped whining and have put up this virtual scarecrow to scare away the Crows of Doubt that have been pecking at me for the past week. This week I am not going to think about my ms or what’s happening to it. This week I am going to concentrate on Kate and Alex and fixing the problem in Chapter 5 that is bogging me down. Of course that means rewriting chapters 5, 6 and 7 but am I daunted? No! I am determined to finish this so I have a third ms to fire at them if I am rejected this time.
Oh and I sent away my comeptition entries too.

So, here’s to Not Thinking About It. Anyone else NTAI?

13 thoughts on “Not Thinking About It”

  1. Blogland is a lovely supportive encouraging place, isn’t it? I might have to borrow that scarecrow 😉 Good luck sorting out Kate and Alex!

  2. Thanks Lucy. Yep, you need that support and encouragement eh? Especially doing such an isolated kind of job. Anyway do feel free to give the scarecrow a try. I’m sure it’s working!

  3. Massive hugs on the waiting! I’m TNTAI (Trying Not to Think About It) lol! I sent a query away two months ago but I haven’t recieved my SASE confirming receipt back yet… this I do not like. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

  4. Thanks Jackie! I thought of emailing them but then there’s the articles that sort of imply that the whole point of the SASE is to confirm blah blah blah but I didn’t want to just send it again so I’ve bitten my nails instead (they look fabulous by the way 😉 )Now, for the life of me I can’t find the email addresses for the offices (specifically NY) you don’t by chance know where they’re hiding do you?

  5. Hey, if you’re not allowed to vent on your own blog where can you? After all the dwellers of Blogland tend to understand the angst better than our nearest and dearests…

    Anyway, here’s to NTAI and a stonking third ms to send to them (I can’t believe you already have two great completed stories to send them next – I must get my act together)

    Lacey – I’d definitely query receipt. I had a a quick look but can’t find an email for the NY office, perhaps someone else knows where it’s buried?

  6. Two stories ready to send them??? Wow you are a busy little lady!! I’m still waiting to hear from proposals now but of course that’s not nearly as scary as hearing about a FULL mss you did revisions on!! I’m more excited about yours 🙂

    I’ll pray 🙂 you hear good news soon!!

    I absolutely LOVE the scarecrow btw.

  7. Lacey, it’s NY is it? Okay, not actually sure you can email them. I know you can with the UK offices. Hmmm. I would post a query on the eHarlequin boards if I was you. There’s people there who can give you good advice.

    Cheers Lorraine! Three manuscripts? Ahem, I think I got confused. 🙂 I’ve only got one that’s actually finished. Kate and Alex will be soon and then there’s Old Coot. So call it one finished and two halfway there. I’d better just shut up and write.

    Can’t believe you’re still waiting on your proposals, Rach. They must be incredibly busy if they haven’t managed to even get to them yet. I’m settling in for the long haul wait.

    Yeah, Suzanne, that scarecrow is pretty cool. No crows about today. 😉

  8. You’re doing really well, Jackie, I would be jumping up and down every single day with impatience. Then again I am the person who got married after only 7 weeks — patience has never been a strong point of mine!

    Huge congrats of the mss you’ve got ready to go — you are my blogland inspiration!

  9. Argh, Joanne, I’m not sure I’m that much of an inspiration! 🙂 Maybe if the manuscripts were any good, but I just don’t know.
    Anyway, the patience thing is killing me. Not today though, because today I am NTAI. 😉

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