So Hubby has just popped home for lunch and told me that he’s spoken about my book to one of his business contacts whose wife works at a publishing house.
Breathing is becoming an issue!!!!
She has apparently suggested that I get my first chapter and a synopsis in shape and email them over to her, and she will be happy to advise me on it. Aaaaaaaarrrghhhhh!!!!!
This is happy screaming, honest. I’ve known that Hubby’s business contact’s wife is in publishing for ages, but I thought we were waiting until I actually had a substantial part of my book ready before mentioning it to her. Hubby was apparently not in on the waiting part of the plan.
So now I’m feeling pressure!
Pressure to finish my first chapter (how long does a chapter need to be??!! PANIC PANIC PANIC), which is currently a measly 700 words long. The rest is sort of vaguely in my head, as is the synopsis. So now I need to get my act together. We may not have this contact for ever, so I need to strike while the iron is hot (and other such cliches!).
Any idea how I can find an extra few hours in the day to do this?