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year at a glance: forthcoming things, reads I loved & on learning to revise

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2016 was…

Well, this is a bookish blog; so I will focus on the bookish side of things…

In March this year two books of mine have sold to Erin Stein of Imprint/Macmillan. I’ll never forget the whiplash-fever sensation hitting me on a Saturday morning when I woke up to an email from my amazing agent that had ‘offer’ in its subject line and started with ‘you will be pubbed!!!

At the time, I described my emotions to my agent as being in Surreal-Land – and now, months on, I still feel that way... It’s not a bad feeling:) I know there are more of these adrenaline-filled moments to come (I’m looking forward to seeing my book’s cover, for one), but the instant I knew this was all happening for real is going to stay with me.

Then came the middle of the year and I received the long-awaited editorial letter for my first book, What the Woods Keep. (The Woods is to be my debut once it’s finalised.) I was a jumping bunny full of excitement, not quite believing my eyes: but yes this was real, my e…