'I would like to request the full manuscript for consideration....'
And somehow, as I hover in this hiatus between devastating rejection and longed-for success, I have to continue to function in a classroom full of teenagers, plod on with the second novel and hang bedroom curtains.
I have been told, by my well-meaning friends and family, not to build up my hopes and to continue with my marketing plan for Catching the Eagle. I have been told to find out - and fast - what the bloody hell to do, if I pull this off and the publisher offers me a deal.
I have also been told to: 'enjoy your moment.'
I think I'll take that last piece of advice.....for now.