The iPhone Cometh

Yes indeed, Dr Jax came through. There was a large box waiting under the tree for me on Christmas Day and Dr Jax told me to be careful with it as it was heavy and fragile. I was a bit suspicious because he sometimes tricks me by putting small boxes in large ones and I was hoping that the large box was a trick. But then it was very heavy. So I was putting on my determined ‘so it’s not an iPhone but I will like whatever it is if it kills me’ face while I opened the box. And inside was a heavy, rusty piece of iron grille. And underneath that was the iPhone.
My hero. Sigh. πŸ™‚

And I had another piece of happy news on Christmas Day too. I had emailed my completed character bios to the editor the night before and was not expecting a reply until next week at the very earliest. But in my inbox on Christmas Day (yes, I turned my PC on, on Christmas Day. Yes I am sad) was a reply saying she’d read them and thought they were good! And that my conflict looked fine and I was to send through my revised synopsis and partial!

So big relief for me. Finally I have some characters that will work and a conflict that looks good from the editors point of view. There were a few issues that she told me to keep an eye out for but I’m hopeful I can avoid them. Now all I have to do is to write a partial that she likes! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Yeah, right. πŸ™‚

Hope everyone’s Christmas was a happy one and here’s to a New Year filled with what you love to do best.

22 thoughts on “The iPhone Cometh”

  1. That man is a true hero. Don’t suppose he has any brothers going spare?!

    As you know, I’m an iphone girl so I think you have the best two presents ever there. Great editor feedback and your iphone.

    Enjoy playing with your new toy and also whipping that partial into shape.

  2. Jackie, congrats on the iphone. I’ve had mine for about a year now and honestly I’m not sure what I would do without it now. Beware though! It can be a time suck just like the internet. There are so many cool apps out there!

    That’s so awesome about the editor’s feedback. She sounds like she’s guiding you through the steps of the process. I’ve been reading your comments for awhile both here and eharl and I just know your on the verge of breaking through. You’re close, I know it!

  3. Finally! Am I allowed to say how much I like my iphone now then πŸ™‚

    Really pleased you’ve had two great Christmas presents. There seems to be a lot of good news around, I hope it’s catching!

  4. Love the iron grille trick, Jackie πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy your new pressie. Let us know your feedback on the iphone – I’m sure I must be the only person on earth who doesn’t have one, LOL!

    Well done on the feedback. Easy peasy, indeed! You’re halfway there already. Good luck with writing the synopsis and the partial.

  5. Joanne – he is a hero. And yes he has two brothers but sadly they are taken. πŸ™‚ I’m enjoying the iPhone. Particularly love how I can reread my partial on it. If only the partial was as good as the iPhone…

    Kaily – Another convert huh? Yup, I am aware of the time sucking capability. I shall be wary. And yeah, the ed has been extremely good to me. I’m hoping I can repay her faith.

    Lorraine – you are. And I hope so too re the good news!

    Suzanne – yep, the guy is a god. Cheers re the feedback!

    Angie – it was a good trick eh? Loving the iPhone so far. Especially Bejewelled. See Kaily’s post re time sucking. πŸ™‚ Thanks re the partial and synop. I’m hoping I can do it justice!

  6. Maisey – I LOVE Bejewelled. So simple. Genius. Kindle would be great but sadly Amazon has decreed NZ can’t have them. Everywhere else in the south Pacific. But not NZ. πŸ™

  7. Yep thats my girl! About the Kindle, for NZ folk you need a good friend who will get the Kindle and load it up with heaps and heaps of books. Yes I found one, a friend and a Kindle! Its a blessing as I travel a bit and my Kindle always promotes comments and conversation on an aircraft in these latitudes(usually guys). Its a great megabook. I currently have 64 books trapped within the covers!
    Writing, well I dabble a bit.
    All the best to you all, enjoy as you write…..

  8. Congratulations on both gifts. It’s amazing that you got such a prompt reply and at Christmas time. You gotta know that means your editor really cares.

  9. Oh, I have to say hi to Jackie’s Mom. πŸ™‚ My fellow Kindle user. πŸ˜€

    I bought my mom and Kindle and I got to link her to my account, so she gets all the books I’ve bought for free! And yes, wonderful conversation starter.

  10. Romy – the ed did say there was only her and one other person in the office. Maybe she was bored and had nothing else to read. I’m not complaining though. πŸ˜‰

    Maisey – will pass on to Mum to check out the comments again… πŸ˜‰

  11. Hooray on the ed go ahead πŸ™‚

    Jackie, I’m a bit confused. I thought Amazon was now shipping worldwide and I’ve just been looking but not buying at booksonboard and they’ve got a banner saying you can download books from their store into Kindle, so clearly there aren’t any restrictions. I favour booksonboard ‘cos their prices are lower and they offer discounts and rewards which accumulate with each purchase.

    Anyhow, great news on your feedback. All systems go!

  12. I have a Kindle too! Yeah, I’m a techie toy kinda girl. I believe even though the wireless service is not available you can still order ebooks via and just sync the Kindle with your computer (rather than automatically and directly to the Kindle).

  13. Jackie, I’ve just had a look at Amazon and of course you’re right – they don’t ship to NZ ! I’m dumbfounded. I just don’t get it…

  14. Veronica – sadly NZ is the exception. Aussie, Fiji, Tonga…the whole South Pacific but NZ. Weird huh? It’s probably to do with our stupid Telecom company no doubt. Which is why I’m with Vodafone. The added bonus of this is that they’re the only telecomms company here that does the iPhone.

    Kaily – That may be the way to do it. I haven’t tried. Should ask my Mum actually since she’s got the Kindle. But we can’t connect via the Kindle itself.

  15. Hey there Jackie.

    I too got a Kindle this Christmas – woohoo! So unbelievably excited about it.

    My brother has an iphone and loves it. He wants me to convert to it but with little kids around, I’m terrified someone will play with the phone and oops! Sorry mommy!

    The Kindle is waaay, waaay up high.

    Congrats on progressing with your characters.

  16. Yay to the Kindle, Katie! I wish…but no, can’t in NZ. My kids are under pain of death NOT to touch the iPhone. And I’m even happier now I’ve found out that I can read documents and ebooks on it.

  17. Jackie – yay on the iphone but stuff the Kindle *ducks head*, go the Sony eReader. As you know I just got one for Chrissy. You can buy new ones on ebay – they ship ANYWHERE – and you can download from everywhere! Love it!!!

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