Each morning I venture out to my letterbox and nervously lift the lid.
In the good old days I would be thrilled to see an internationally stamped envelope.
Nowadays I remove the contents already knowing what they contain - REJECTIONS.
Each standard letter is polite and encouraging with its message to 'keep trying' (in other words, do not give up your day job!).
So what is a determined girl like me to do? Send a gift basket to Ellen DeGeneres of course!
I am hoping that Ellen will like the concept of book enough to give a copy of it to each pregnant guest in her MOTHERS DAY show next year. Surely receiving a book about travelling the world with two young children is more interesting that getting a gift of diapers and strollers!
I placed my manuscript (secured with a big bow) into a box and surrounded it with iconic kiwi gifts hoping that it would be passed on to Ellen.
I managed to find a Christchurch company that made possum fur nipples warmers, so I hope that the two pairs I included for Ellen and Portia would at least get her attention!
Now all I have to do is... WAIT... Again!