Thursday, 14 July 2011


I feel like so many things are happening at once - and it's completely flung my carefully planned blog schedule out the window! Oh well.

Steve and I had our scan at the hospital and it looks like we're having a boy! I'd have been just as excited no matter what it was, but it's so much fun actually knowing and being able to refer to the baby as a 'he' and not 'it'.

I spent a fantastic day in London on Tuesday. I met UK agent Sarah Molloy, who is so lovely and funny, and then had lunch with Ruth Knowles and Natalie Doherty of Random House - they're both completely awesome, by the way. We went back to their offices after that to meet more of their team. (Oddly, before I first talk to or meet publishing people, I find that I'm terrified of them. I'm always convinced they'll be scary. I should really know better by now.) It was beyond cool getting to meet everybody in London.

I should really have taken a few photographs. I didn't.

I'm in the middle of a round of edits on TORRENT right now and though there are still some important things to figure out, I've finally hit my stride. Hooray!

And on a bloggy note, this guest post by Dan Holloway is fantastic - it's all about authors and physical appearances and whether or not we're expected to 'look good'. It also leads into the inevitable question of how much or how little the book itself matters.

Yep. This post is a muddle of things. Sorry. I'd try to make it more coherent, only I'm off to stare fondly at my ultrasound photo.


  1. Congratulations to you and Steve! I don't blame you for not sticking to a schedule, it sounds like you're having way too much fun. xxx

  2. Congratulations on the upcoming little boy!

  3. Congratulations Mom! You are entitled to be a muddled as you want to be.

  4. Aw, that's fantastic! And congratulations. :)

  5. Wow! I had no idea you were pregnant! That is super super brilliant!!! Congratulations!!!! *ahem* can you send me some of those pregnancy vibes for while I'm away on summer vacation this next coming two weeks? ;o)

  6. Ah that's exciting news! Fun baby clothes shopping times ahead of you :) Excellent news about the London meetings too.