Tuesday, December 13, 2011
We all smiled and nodded and went back to our books and blank stares.
Several minutes later, he announced loudly that someone or other might be LBW and a decision was pending. Silence. "No, it's all right," he said. We all smiled and nodded, though, little by little, we were being drawn into the game.
We got a ball by ball rundown over the next five or ten minutes, much smiling and nodding, before Australia's last batsman was consigned to the dressing rooms and it was all over. The man next to me turned off his radio, wound up his headphones and no more was said from that point on.
He'd related his news. We'd all politely shared in it. There was no more to be said.
I relay this tale because I have some news. Up there with the most exciting news I've ever had.
My first novel will be published by Pan Macmillan in 2013. Title to be confirmed. Date to be confirmed.
But it's happening. And, yes, I am beside myself.
I hope that you are all smiling and nodding along with me.
I'll be sure to share updates (loudly) as they come to hand.
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