So What Do I Do Now?

Okay, so here I am, still waiting. No drama though. In many ways still waiting is good. Everything is still a possibility, nothing has been rejected. Yet. Groan. My only problem is feeling sick every morning as the Inbox of Doom fills up with emails.
Anyway, in order to help the NTAI along a little, I’ve been working on a couple of entries for a contest run by the RWNZ. It’s a specifically category contest which is why I’m entering. Got my stories sorted bar some minor editing, just have the minor detail of the synopses to go. Did I mention how much I hate writing these? Yes? Well, I’m going to say it again mainly for venting purposes – I HATE synopses. Right. Will shut up about it now.
After these entries have been posted I then will have to think about which wip is the next wip. I’m leaving the Frenchman to simmer for a while before editing so in the meantime I shall have to press on with something else. And I think – seeing as how I’ve finally got the conflict sorted – it shall be Kate and Alex, my Feel the Heat entry. After so long, it’s about time eh? And actually, quite looking forward to it since they’re turning out to be one hot couple – I love it when they fight. πŸ˜‰

More on that anon, but first I need to annouce that I have been nominated for the 5-5-5 tag by the lovely Suzanne Jones. Thanks Suzanne! This is: 5 questions, 5 answers, 5 blogs to tag.
So here goes:

Question 1: Where were you five years ago?

1. I was a librarian in a university library.
2. Had only one child (not even thinking of number 2!).
3. Was trying and failing to write the great New Zealand novel because I was too busy writing romance stories instead. πŸ˜‰
4. Thought that internal conflict was something you got after eating too much chocolate.
5. Never dreamed I’d even get close to getting published.

Question 2: What is (was) on your to do list today?

1. Finish my competition synopses – fail.
2. Put away my supermarket shopping – fail.
3. Clean up my bedroom – fail.
4. Tidy my study – fail.
5. Get totally involved with my new wip to the detriment of everything else – success!

Question 3: What five snacks do you enjoy?

1. Coffee. Yes, it does count as a snack!
2. Dark chocolate.
3. Pretzels.
4. Cheese.
5. Chocolate martinis. What? They also count as a snack. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Question 4: What five places have you lived in?

1. Wellington.
2. Auckland.
3. Chiswick (London).
4. Golders Green (London).
5. Romancelandia (where I still live in my head).

Question 5: What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?

1. Seduce my virgin secretary.
2. Keep a string of racehorses/polo ponies.
3. Buy vast mansions in London, Paris and New York.
4. Make secretive large charitable donations.
5. Claw my way up from a poverty stricken background, make shed-loads of money on the stock exchange and finally wreck my terrible revenge on those who wronged me.

Nominating 5 bloggers: Argh, I always hate this part. All the blogs I check out are cool but CPs get first dibs.

Rachel Johns

Janette Radevski

Lorraine Wilson

Maisey Yates

Jane Mulberry

11 thoughts on “So What Do I Do Now?”

  1. Janette – no worries. πŸ™‚

    Suzanne – I’m raising my martini glass in a toast to NTAI! And the good news. Eeek!

    Angie – It was the word association with billionaire. I’ll never be the same again. πŸ˜‰ I hope they put me out of my misery too. In a good way!

  2. LOVE your billionaire answers!! Not sure I’d have the patience to seduce a virgin, though πŸ˜‰

    Hope this is the week you hear, you’ve been very patient and deserve your reward!

  3. LOL on seducing your virgin secretary Jackie! HILIARIOUS!

    I’ll accept the challenge and post my 5-5-5 as soon as I actually do some work tonight!

  4. Joanne – yeah, virgins, pffft! Too needy. Lol! I think it will be next week, unless the ed has been saving an R for me till Friday. Better not have….

    Rach – glad I could provide some amusement. hehe. Can’t wait to see what your answers are.

    Kerrin – cheers!

  5. Don’t even get me started on virgins, Joanne. A complication I do NOT need. πŸ™‚

    Jackie, you’re right, they’re far too needy, and anyway, who has time to teach them what they’re doing? I avoid them. And I’ll never fall in love. And if I ever did find a virgin, I would totally want to atone for my sins and marry said virgin in a convenient type arrangement, which would surely lead to my downfall.

    So, yeah, I’ll never go near one. Foolproof.

  6. Great respones Jackie! I also firmly believe chocolate martinis qualify as a snack.

    Best wishes on the waiting. The editor from an epub said she’d get back to me within 4 weeks on my revisions and it’s been 2.5 now. You’re right though. As agonizing as it is, no answer mean it could still be YES!

  7. Maisey – you’re wise to avoid virgins altogether. Far too much trouble.

    Kaily – go the chocolate martinis! And good luck with your waiting too. It’s a pain isn’t it??

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