What does the blog title mean? For those of you that don't speak Spanish (and I've got got a grade C GCSE so I cheated and used an online translator!) it means 'good news'!
I was in a right grump the other day - long story short I've decided to sell the poky 1 bedroom flat where I've lived for the last 7 years and get a 2 bed place (so I've got a separate room to write in) and the lease is costing a bloody fortune to extend and there's no way I can get out of it.
Anyway, I was so grumpy I wrote, on Twitter, "Dear Cosmos/gods of literature. Some good news would cheer me up right now, love CalistroWriter".
Then I went to see my solicitor.
When I came back an email was waiting for me from my agent...
My book's been sold to a Spanish publisher!
It's not for much money but still...that's SIX countries (including the UK) that are now going to publish my book!!! (The others being Russia, Hungary, Brazil and Germany).
That's SIX different covers!
So yes, I'm a very happy bunny.
Errrr...apart from the fact that I'm 14,000 words behind my (self-imposed) schedule for book 2 (currently at 70% of the way through the first draft). That's not good.
Still, I have a plan. One that involves lots of words on Saturday and Monday. Hopefully it'll help.
I'm already dreading the editing. I was lucky with book 1 in that it all seemed to fall together fairly easily but book 2 is going to need some quite substantial editing including a whole new subplot, some extensive tweaks to one of the main characters and a total reinvention of one of the more minor characters and a whole lot more funny.
But I'm not freaking out.
Second Book Syndrome. It's alive. It's well. And it's living in my head.
Time for a new letter to the Cosmos/gods of literature....