It's been a bit of a crazy week what with the official announcement of my book being bought by Gollancz. I've no idea why it would have an effect on me as I've known for six months now but somehow reading about it makes it all feel so much realer. I know that makes no sense but it is what it is.
However, in the middle of this wow feeling of "My book is being published" is also the nitty gritty of getting on with book 2. It's now at 90,000 words. Stuff's happening. I'm feeling happy about it and I'm going to enjoy that while it lasts (before another loop of "this is crap").
I also have a title that I'm pleased with but I've not told anyone yet. It's my little secret for now! :)
When I finally got to tweet out that my lovely little book will be published by Gollancz, I said in typical British reserved fashion, "Obviously I'm very happy about this." To be honest, happy doesn't quite describe it. I'm over the f@£$ing moon to put it mildly. And even though I've known about this since February, I'm still jumping up and down with joy. If I was agile enough, I'd probably do a few back flips as well.
When I started writing seriously all those years ago, this was what I wanted — a book with my name on it next to the Gollancz logo.
What a journey it's been. Up a big mountain. For now I'm going to catch my breath, enjoy the view, do another happy dance or two, then get on with the slog up the next mountain that is book 2.