Earlier in the week I managed to get hold of tickets to see the preview of Shrek 4 and took the kids (OK, the kids took me!). I managed to catch a cold off one of the other delightful cherubims in the audience and so have spent the last couple of days feeling like a sack of muccus ready to implode (yes, I mean IMplode). I’m bunged up and nose-blowing just isn’t working. So, this morning I was sooooo happy when I received an email from a publisher asking – wait for it – to see the rest of my manuscript.
I had to read the email three times. I stared and stared at the paragraph where they make the comment ‘…we would be very likely to offer to publish…’ Aaaghhh – there was no one to go running to and hug. I didn’t want to tell the kids as they wouldn’t understand. Hubby was out so I emailed it to him. Did he call back? No, but he replied with a ‘fantastic, but’ – you know, the cautious email (sensible chap my hubby). So I emailed some friends who’ve read the book in question and they did the hip hoorays and ‘go for it’s.
So, half a victory dance was in order. I sent the kids out to play and danced wildly around the office. In my pyjamas.
The hard part comes when they approve of the full product – to incorporate the changes they recommend.
Oh, and I put up a parasol today! A friend was getting rid of hers as the canopy was ripped so I took it off her (I promise I didn’t pull it out of a skip!) patched it up and the kids had a picnic lunch under it.
I also had two more brilliant ideas for stories – must remember to write them down before I forget what they are…
It’s all happening today – still feel like crap but it’s looking up!
Can I get a snot-nosed smiley on here? 🙂