I don’t think it’s because I’m a pessimist but more because I’m naturally cautious (‘If it seems too good to be true, then it probably isn’t true’ is a lesson that springs to mind), and celebrating an event before the event has actually arrived really does seem like waving a red rag at fate.
So even though my publishers had told me that they wanted to publish my 2nd book, and even though they confirmed this at a recent blogger event, I still didn’t allow myself to get too carried away until I signed the contract.
It was exactly the same with my first book too. I remember being SO excited by the news, but not allowing myself to get excited about it, because it really did seem too good to be true (I may have blogged about this last year, I can’t remember), until months later when the contract arrived. It’s a bit like having a baby, only with less blood and screaming and… babies.
Anyway, getting to the point, MY BOOK 2 CONTRACT ARRIVED ON FRIDAY!!!! I promptly signed it, then put the relevant copies straight back in the post. It is now official, my second book is definitely… okay, this is the part where I remember that even a contract doesn’t ensure a book will be published, but more that there is an intention for it to be published, but there’s plenty of stuff that can derail that intention en route. But hey, if I wait until the book is actually published (“if”) to celebrate, my entire nose might explode from the anticipation (it happens. True fact). So celebrate I did. Like this – “woooooooo!”
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