I know it’s been a while since I last posted anything…I’ve been in a whirlwind of highs and lows, with the most recent high point being the fact that I got a bloody book deal. My most articulate response as a soon to be published author was OMG.
I still can’t believe it. When I went in to meet my editor for the first time I felt like such a fraud. Everyone kept calling me Annie Broadbent “this is Annie Broadbent…Hello Annie Broadbent.” I don’t think I’ve ever been called by both my names, except when being told off at school. I thought, any minute someone is going to find me out. I am sure it is in part thanks to the blog and the response I have had from it…and having that trusty ‘online presence’ that everyone bangs on about. So thank you for having me. My book, title yet to be decided (suggestions welcome) is going to be published in Autumn 2014 by Piatkus, an imprint of Little Brown. Now I just have to finish the book. And by my estimations, if I want to meet their deadline I have to write a chapter a week. Full time job alert.
I will be returning soon with stories of Mary, who is deteriorating rapidly, still utterly astonished as to why. And letters to Mum, which touch on the lows I spoke of earlier, but in writing them also brought me to a new peaceful place