Lovely, lovely readers of this blog, I am past all excitement, because I have been taken on by Headline to turn The 52 Seductions into a book!
I can’t tell you how delighted I am. You will not be able to hear, but this entire post is being written in a squeaky voice. I kid you not.
I spent the summer working on a book proposal, and over the last few weeks I have been managing unusual levels of discretion whilst four publishers bid for the rights. All of them were awe-inspiring as far as I was concerned, and their insightful comments about the blog had me walking on air. I have been horrified at the idea of choosing between them.
That said, I’m certain that Headline are going to be just the right fit for me, and I only hope I’ll be able to reward their enthusiasm & passion with a great book. Which, incidentally, I now have less than 3 months to deliver. Just saying.
We now have four seductions to carry out before the end of November, and after that I’ve been asked to take the blog down. I wanted to make sure that everyone who has followed me through this bizarre, wonderful and exhausting year gets to hear the end of the story; but after that, I accept that it’s best to avoid competing with my own book. I hope you’ll understand. I will, however, continue to blog at The 52 Seductions, but I may take a brief holiday in early December while I wait for the world to stop spinning!
Anyway, what I really wanted to say is thank you, thank you, thank you for all your extraordinary support over the course of this year. I have often been overwhelmed by the the genuine care I get via Twitter, Facebook and the blog. You have encouraged, consoled and – when I needed it – doled out the odd stern talking-to, and I could not have done it without you. Thank you again.
Enormous thanks also must go out to the fragrant (not in the Mary Archer sense) Felicity Blunt, my agent. Boy, did I land on my feet with her! And, of course, to the lovely Herbert, who is now spending most of his days wondering who will play him in the film. My vote goes to Daniel Craig.
So, who’s going to buy me a drink then?
And – ahem – do tell your friends to have a read before it disappears!
You can read the announcement in The Bookseller here.
Yay yay yay yay yay! So proud of you xxx
Ha ha thanks!
Bit slow on the uptake, but well done! Congratulations!
I LOVE the idea of being a stocking stuffer!
Thanks – I’ll let you know if I spot it first! x
Hey, that’s awesome! I’m so buying several copies. Stocking stuffers.
I’m totally made up for you, and I for one am going to be looking at amazon for a while for the pre-order option!
Thank you! x
I have immensely enjoyed your writing and willingness to put yourself out there. You’ve certainly inspired a session or two of seductions over this way! Congratulations on the book deal, I can’t wait to buy and read it.
Thanks so much – I’ll do my very best!
Thanks Tracey. I’m sure Daniel Craig would never allow such things!
Well how lovely to finally meet you in that case! Thanks so much for your kind comments, too – I love the image of you reading my blog in bed! x
Fabulous news! I knew from the get-go that this blog was a book in the making! Best of luck with the writing – keep the freshness and immediacy and the humour because that is what your readers have loved about your blog.
Lovely post. What *will* I do for 8 months? more importantly what will Daniel Craig do when you still your finger up his bum? ;-) X
Ah I am so happy for you!!! I absolutely love your blog, I came across it on the Cosmo blog awards and spent two days in bed reading it straight!! Its so funny, so well written..its just so good. I’m so glad it’s coming out as a book, it will def be on my crimbo/bday list as well as suggestion for book club!!!
Congratulations! What a great way to carry the blog to the next level. You must be so chuffed!
Thank you! I tell you, it was like dating all over again, trying to make those publishers love me. I’m a little rusty on that front!
Woo hoo!! Not just a deal but you had four publishers bidding for it! Well done! Fabulous news – Christmas 2011 sorted out then … I have many friends who’ll love it – perhaps I won’t tell them about the site so they can get to read it all fresh and lovely from the pages of a real book.
A real book!!
Ha ha it’s a full eight months before the book comes out – but yes! Absolutely!
Yay! I love the idea of inspiring sexing!
So….are you going to hold a contest for free books? Because I’m so in. I HAVE TO KNOW THE ENDING!!!!
I predict your book will inspire lots of sexing around the world – how great is that?
Thanks for sharing your seductive quest with us!
Thanks hon! I’m going to happily shed my anonymity very soon – no more skulking around for me!
Well done! Really well deserved, you have put so much time and effort into this blog, and of course it’s such a great read.
Sorry to see it go off line, but as you say you cannot compete with your own book.
Daniel Craig and a Flip Hole? Now there’s a thought.
Are you going to remain annonymous or do the book tour?
Thank you x
I’m so pleased for you! Congratulations!
Ooh yes, I think I will!
Ha ha, how to completely freak out your friends on their birthdays!
Fabulous! I hope you have one of the best weekends ever celebrating, I’ll def raise a glass or several tonight! xx
Absolutely wonderful… congratulations.
That is birthday presents for all my friends sorted for next year then.