Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A good year

I'm ill AGAIN. Not properly ill, just enough to make me feel sorry for myself. This is the fourth time in six months. No fair, right? But I figure maybe it's payback for the good things that have happened to me this year, namely:

1. Finishing my first novel (never thought I'd see the day)
2. Getting an agent (woo yeah!)
3. Getting a book deal with Quercus (double woo yeah!)

I think I can safely say that the year exceeded my expectations ever so slightly. So I'm choosing to ignore my pounding head, streaming nose and other delights and focus on the good.

I hope 2009 has been kind to you, and 2010 will be even kinder.


  1. By anyone standards your 2009 is a dream year. I am so looking forward to reading your blurb!

  2. Congratulations, and get well soon!

  3. Becky - So far I'm finding it tricky to describe the book without using the phrases 'sort of' 'kind of' and 'but not really'. Am sure I'll get there eventually!

    Luisa - Thank you! Hope 2010 is a good 'un for you!

  4. Sounds like a completely amazing year. Hoping 2010 is even better!

  5. Thanks Keren! Looking forward to reading When I Was Joe ASAP - looks great. Happy New Year to you!