A few years ago, when I heard the news that Any Way You Want Me had been accepted for publication, Lovely Partner and I celebrated with a bottle of cava and a Chinese takeaway that evening (we were so skint at the time that this was the height of Splashing Out). We got a bit pissed and made such a racket cheering and laughing that we woke Eldest Daughter who came downstairs and started tucking into the prawn crackers. "Ooooh, these crisps are nice," she said, cramming the last handful into her mouth. "Are there any more?"
"I'll tell you what, love, when Mummy gets another book deal, we'll go wild and get another packet," Lovely Partner promised drunkenly.
Can you guess what I'm going to say?
I heard on Thursday that Pan had made me an offer for a new two-book deal, and it was all confirmed yesterday. Two more Lucy Diamond novels! I am so so SO happy and chuffed and excited. Prawn crackers are on me!
29 years on, nearly there
2 hours ago