Oh. My. Goodness.
I had a phone call late on Monday. It confirms the current working hypothesis I have about my life: things are on the up.
The phone call was from Jennifer, the translations manager at the literary agency that looks after my work. (And me. Very well.)
And the news she had was wondrous.
The Dutch rights to ‘Surrounded By Water’ have been sold to a splendid Dutch publisher, who will be publishing my first novel in 2014 as their lead title.
If you want to know how I’m feeling, slurp Prosecco through a straw, spin round and round until you’re dizzy, then (very thoroughly) kiss the handsome man of your choice. That should give you a sense of how it feels to be me right now.
(It’s also a recipe for a fantastic evening. Although not mine, as I am in London and Alan is in Northumberland. I may do the first two though. Even before this news Jude suggested that we drink Prosecco until we fall over.)
So. Hooray, hooray, hooray!
I’m going to have another little lie down.