No, wait, let me try that again. *clears throat*
I am delighted to announce that my contemporary fantasy novel Knife has been acquired by HarperCollins US in a two-book deal, and will be published by them in 2009 or early 2010, with the sequel Wayfarer to follow in another year or two's time. Many thanks to my wonderful agent Josh Adams, my savvy and enthusiastic new editor Catherine Onder, and all the dear friends and faithful critiquers who helped me make this dream a reality.
I know that a great deal of work still lies ahead before I can hold a published copy of Knife in my hands, and that there will be days when I am frustrated and discouraged and wondering what ever made me think I could make it as a professional author. But right now I am simply and enormously happy.
Now tell me, dear f-list, because I am just that lame: WHAT SHOULD I DO TO CELEBRATE?
* Apologies to cesario for the lapse into lolcat, but I trust I may be forgiven under the circumstances.