Friday, 17 October 2008
In the midst of so much doom and gloom, just wanted to pass on some personal good news and say thank you to all of you who swing by regularly, subscribe, and grace this blog with your perceptive and challenging comments. I signed my client agreement today with Curtis Brown! Have waited months - no, make that years, for this moment. It feels like we are one big step closer to seeing the books in print, and I'm cockahoop to be working with such a great agent. Anyway - just thought out of everyone, you'd all appreciate how this feels. Thanks to you all - your support and the pleasure of writing with you over the last couple of months has meant a great deal. Have a great weekend.
TODAY'S PROMPT: We've talked a lot recently about the importance of finding what makes you and your work unique. Having had an incredible offer to work with a brilliant design team on the new website next month, I've put together a folio of images for each book. This 'storybook' shown above plus Miles Davis plus the 112,000 word manuscript = the book at the moment. It's only a partial view - how I see and feel the book won't be how readers picture it, but it's a beginning. Until we can pick the thing off a shelf in a bookstore this is as real as it's going to get. It's an interesting exercise - why not give it a go? In advance of seeing your work published, why not make it real for you?