Remember the new project I pitched to my editor at Gullane just before Christmas?
When I laid all my sketch sheets out on her desk, I was thrilled by how much she laughed (in a good way, fortunately). She said she really liked the idea and did seem genuinely keen, so it all looked very positive. But...
...I have been waiting all this time for a verdict on whether the book is to go ahead. To be honest, I was starting to resign myself to the inevitable rejection. Then early last week I got an email: I only had to hold my breath for one more week, because this week my book would be going before an acquisitions meeting at Gullane.
All new project ideas need to be taken to an acquisitions meeting: it's there that final decisions are made about which books will happen and which will bite the dust. Unfortunately, I've been told on at least two previous occasions that this project was scheduled for the next meeting, but it keeps getting put back.
But this time it actually happened. In fact, it was TODAY (gulp). I have been trying hard not to think about it too much and get on with Baby Goes Baaaaa!, but at 5pm I got a phone call from the editor to let me know that the answer is... YES!!!
There are still all the contract negotiations to get through, but, all things being equal, it will go ahead, so celebrations are definitely in order. HURRAY!!