My life has changed a lot since my last entry.
I guess I should just come out and say it: I was offered a two book deal on Thursday. By the editor of my dreams.
I am stunned and grateful and excited and relieved and pretty damn giddy. The last few months have been full of publishing frustrations, so that makes this all the more sweet.
I got the good news in a hotel room in San Francisco, with my daughter, my sister, and my niece around to watch me sink to the bed and cry and tremble and laugh like a maniac. It was so wonderful to share that moment with them. Both my agent and my (yay!) new editor happen to have their own satellite offices in San Francisco, so we were all able to meet for lunch on Friday at the gorgeous Boulette's Larder. We drank melon spritzers that got more and more flavorful with each sip, and stared at each other in amazement, and kvelled over the timing of it all.
Aren't the names Anika and Arielle wonderful?! They are such incredible women, and I am so lucky to be able to work with both of them.
Self Storage will be published by Ballantine, Spring 2007. My next novel should come out a year or two later. I have a lot of writing and revision ahead of me, but I am looking forward to all of it.