Monday 26 April 2010

How long can you actually hold your breath? NEAR EDGWARE

I'm a little over-excited. This is not good. I'm sitting here doing the Mutley  (how I love that dog - if real dogs were more like Mutley I'd own a kennel full). I want to project talented author-in-waiting, but chortling may not be the way to go. Opinion?


I got a second e-mail today. When I saw who it was from, I screwed up my eyes so tight I almost missed reading the key words (short e-mails and light envelopes do not normally contain good news) but this was good news. Sally says:  Thank you so much for sending us your full manuscript. I would just like to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and have recommended it to Eve White. Having passed it on to her, Eve will be in touch with you within a couple of weeks.   

: D  : D  : D
Have I mentioned how incredibly talented everyone at Eve White Literary Agent are? Definitely worth mentioning again. 

Minnow: Beta Reader, daughter, huge influence (big head, messy room - don't often get the opportunity to list her qualities) says the first part of her fees are coming due - the Starbuck's tariff - who'd have thought her memory could be so good?!

Good news!

What has made you smile, or chuckle, lately? 


  1. Congratulations! It's a wonderful feeling to get kind and encouraging words from an agent like that. Enjoy!

  2. Elaine that's fantastic! I'm so happy for you! I KNEW Near Edgware was a great book! Good for you.

  3. Yesterday, after a full year on the market, we got an offer on our house! :-)

    Congrats on the agent news - so encouraging!

  4. Hi Elle thanks for your kind words. :)

    Anne - hope the dog reference didn't cause you pain, bad times for the joke for you. Real-dog-people are hard to lose from the family. Thank you, my fingers are so crossed they're in danger of blood loss.

    DL - :) Many thanks.

    Shannon I am so glad to hear that the next phase of your life is that little bit closer. The sigh of moving into a new house is such a relief. Good Luck and Thank You too. :)

  5. Great news! That is super awesome!
    good news for me? I have a car with new tires that won't blow out on the way to work. It's the small things, right?

  6. Hi Lydia, I think happiness is in the details and safety details win over just about everything else.

  7. Congratulations! How loud did you scream?
    Funny you should put up Muttley because I've always accused my husband of identifying with Muttley a little too much. (Sassafrass!)
    So happiness is watching old DVDs late at night with your husband.

  8. Wow! Congrats! Such exciting news :)

  9. Very exciting! Congrats. :)

  10. Awesome. Not long now, and we'll say "I Elaine when . ."

    Unless you change your name.


  11. Oh this is super news! How exciting, am keeping my fingers crossed for you. :)

    And love the pic of Mutley!

  12. Laura - I think my eyes widened so far the corners met and could have been bowed somewhere at the back of my head!
    Jemi and Amanda :) It is the most exciting thing. I'm blue sky thinking, it's where my head resides these days.
    Donna *:D Yeah right! But I love the fact that someone, somewhere, (beyond the people I roped into reading) loved Jess and Caleb the way I do.
    Jayne - Thank you for joining me in my Finger Crossing Marathon; do you think two weeks is too long to keep my fingers crossed for?

  13. Yay!!!! That is wonderful. Everything crossed in anticipation for you.

  14. Hi Wendy - I second that yay!
    This week has been a decade so at the current rate I'll be celebrating a new millennium by the end of a fortnight ;)


    omg omg omg omg omgggg

    big, big BIG BIG news!!! SQUEEEEEEEEE

    *super huge hugs!!!*
    *bigger, better superer super huge hugs!!!!*

    please please please keep us posted!!!

    i feel like dancing im so excited!!


  16. I am so very happy for you. May your book be on the bestseller list for months! I'm looking forward to reading your LAST LINES entry. Come read mine, why don't ya? Tell me what you think, even if you think it smells like a wet dog, Roland

  17. Tahereh - my mind has been like your post all week! I'm playing at self-contained and chilled at the moment but my Zen veneer is thin!

    Roland - I'm having trouble working out which last line to go with since my favourite (which wasn't actually last) belongs to someone else:
    Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!

    As for reading, you know I'll be along. ;)