Is there a word to describe something more than excited? Previously I've mentioned how this process swings between excitement and terror. It's just escalated! Ecstatic? maybe Orgasmic? close. I feel like screaming very loudly and very long into someone's ear - I'm that excited. Jubilant? perhaps.
What has happened this weekend to get me so shilly-shallied? (yes I think I made that word up - I do that when I'm blown-away sometimes)
This weekend, though busy with my writers group, a charity evening meal, and several hours today acting as a tour guide round Dover castle (might be in the next book) I could see my novel finally getting somewhere. The lovely man, professionally tweaking... no that's not right he did a lot more than tweak, he took it to another level, finished the cover. It's awesome. I'm not sure if he is supposed to PDF it too but I'll forgive him if he was. And that equally lovely man, Geoff, who has done a fantasmigorical (can you tell I'm thrilled now?) job on formatting it - finished too.
As my husband says, (to quote Harry Enfield) if it looks like a book, and sounds like a book, it must be a book.
While they were doing their 'thing' I was sent the pent-ultimate format to do a final read through. Which I squeezed in this weekend. I went to bed at 1am seeing speech marks in my sleep and woke this Sunday morning at 6.30am to continue, finishing my bit of work at 9.45hrs before leaving for Dover.
This evening I've registered with Nielsen's Editor system to obtain a catalogue entry and then emailed Waterstones to open an account with them. That done I was about to log off when I thought, I wonder what happens if I put my name in Waterstones search box?
You know how you can put your name in Goggle and it shows you everyone in the world with your name and what they do? I have a dog breeder in Australia, a lecturer in Denver Colorado ( which is slightly weird as I've been to both places they live.) and a film director in England. Do it if you're bored one day, its fun.
So, I put Carol Salter in the box and nearly screamed in someone's ear. Waterstones will not allow you to sell books to them unless you appear on their catalogue. Screams even louder.
I'm there. I'm there. You can pre-order my book, my book, yes my book from Waterstones. It has the publication date of 31st October and the price £8.99 aaahhhhhh, aahhhh. How stupid am I? I know grow up Carol, but still...
Feel free to pre-order your copy of Witch on the Warpath now. I think I might faint...