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You need to focus on the most immediate pleadings/motions at issue.
If the opposing party has a motion to dismiss your counter claim, you need to file an opposition to that motion.
If you believe the motion has merit (your pleading was insufficient), file an opposition asking the court to grant the motion "with leave to amend" so that you can file a new pleading that properly conforms to the law (the court will almost certainly grant you leave to amend (courts will generally give "pro per" parties at least one shot at amending their pleading).
Please visit your local law library for help with this - attorneys spend a lot of time researching their moving papers, if you are representing yourself you need to do the same!
Once you have dealt with the more pressing issue, you can move on to the discovery phase - sending out discovery is rather formulaic, you send interrogatories, requests for documents, and requests for admission. Focus on those questions which deal with each element of the cause of action or defense (to do this look at the jury instructions for each claim). Again, your law library is going to be the very best resource (and may even have templates for you to use) - but focus your first efforts on beating this motion to dismiss.
Dear Customer, you likely need to address the actual deficiencies and how you intend to correct them (again this is based on the assumption that you concede the opposing party is correct and you intend to correct these defects).
I would recommend hiring your attorney now (as opposed to waiting).
There should already be a hearing on calendar for the motion (that you are opposing), this is going to be the key date to argue.
Keep in mind, ejection suits move incredibly fast, there isn't a lot of time for pre-trial motion work, so there may be an expedited hearing for your motion (you need to check your specific trial calendar).
You need to file your opposition. (You can ask for a continuance, but again with an ejection proceeding these matters are not like most general civil cases where a court will give you more time).
When you say "answer my questions" do you mean respond to your written discovery? (such as interrogatories)?
If that is the case, the opposing party does have an obligation to respond to discovery requests, the mechanism to get them to do so is to file a "motion to compel" with the court. (Again the local law library will have resources and information to help you with this process, and usually forms or templates to use in making these motions).