Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Confessions

  1. I am wearing odd socks chosen from the bizarre assortment left to me by the sock monster. All I can say is he must have got hungry while we were away - I had an impressive 11 odd socks to choose from.
  2. Due to a catalogue of mishaps involving laptop dropping, password forgetting and technical incompetence I am now locked out of my yahoo email (needed to connect me to the Reading RNA chapter), now known as Loraine W on iheartpresents instead of Lorraine Wilson (the site tells me Lorraine Wilson is in use and when I squeal "Yes, by me!" remains as implacable as an obdurate bouncer) and on eharlequin there is now a blank space where my face used to be.
  3. That bit about the blank space for some odd reason makes me feel like crying. Bloody hormones!
  4. Despite having much more huge, horrible stuff going on in my life at the moment which should put getting a form rejection from the Mills and Boon competition into perspective, it somehow made it worse, like I was pinning everything on getting some good news, something nice to happen... Don't worry, I intend to rally and lick Secret Billionaire into shape to attach to my treasured Editor's business card but for the moment I just feel crap.
  5. I have a sinful amount of swiss chocolate in my kitchen and despite mumbled intentions in the duty free shop do not intend to give any of it away as Christmas presents. Well it should help with confessions 3 and 4...
  6. I am really behind with my emails, sorry guys. Just wanted to say I love and appreciate you all and thanks for supporting me through a really tough year. Here's hoping I can be a little more reliable next year but maybe that should be part of a resolutions post in January...

10 comments:

Sally Clements said...

I love your secret billionaire. You write really well, and those people are mad if they can't see that. Cross now. (Grrr)
Glad your planning a rally though, me too, and downing copious amounts of chocolate good for the soul and vital medicine. (I doing same with las's.)
x Sally

Rachael Johns said...

Hugs and commiserations on the R! Haven't read any of your Secret Billionaire but have loved everything you've posted about your wip!!

Hope all the other stuff gets better soon too :)
Rach!

Caroline Storer said...

Hugs on the form ""R" - they do suck - got one recently for a historical I subbed. Not at work today - stinking cold - so no doubt the form "R" is waiting for me in my email account re the writing comp! Take care. Caroline x p.s extra hugs on the crap year as well!

Romy said...

Big hugs and chocolate on the R. Just hang in there and keep writing. Maybe this story at this time with this contest didn't work, but the next one could be the break through.

Suzanne Jones said...

I seldom wear matching socks. Have convinced myself I'm endearingly eccentric, but in reality think life's too short to spend hours matching socks out of the wash. And I'm always in such a rush to get out I normally just grab the nearest two out of the drawer.

Huge hugs - but that r was just a blip. You've had such good feedback in the past that you know it's only a matter of time. And you still have your EDITOR'S BUSINESS CARD... Please don't lose faith in your abilities - you're writing is fab and I'd buy your books any day.

XX

Suzanne Jones said...

Oh, (blush) shouldn't be allowed out...

'YOUR writing is fab' even.

Sri Pammi said...

Hi Lorraine,

Really sorry about the R.

Hugs,

Sri.

Lorraine said...

Thanks everyone, it's amazing what 48 hours and some lovely comments from your blog friends can do :-)

Joanne Cleary said...

Wearing odd socks, like Suzanne said, is a form of eccentricity. I think it's required to be a writer. I tell myself that all the time when I look around my house and think it's time to tidy up. I *have* to suffer an untidy house for my creative side to flourish :-)

And like everyone said, your writing is fantastic, they maybe have a similar storyline coming up. And like Suz said, you have your ed's business card to use. It's all good :-)

Lorraine said...

Thanks Jo. And I wouldn't feel bad about the house. When asked how she'd had time to write Harry Potter JK Rowling said it was because she didn't clean. Imagine if she'd done the housework instead?