Monday, September 18, 2006

Double Dare in my hand!

Whoop! Fed Ex just delivered DOUBLE DARE into my hand. I’m really holding it, and it really is happening. LOL Yes, I did get all emotional. I can’t believe how gorgeous it looks. Berkley have put it together beautifully. A lot of thought and hard work has gone into it. The look and feel of the book is superb, and I’m thrilled to bits with it. I wish I could hug my lovely editor, and my agent too, but they’ve had to put with my virtual gushing instead.

I feel kind of stunned. It was a long time coming, but it’s finally here. I can still remember the very first bit of this book I wrote, (and when and where I was at the time, a long while ago, now.) It was part of a scene towards the end of the book, when Abby, the heroine, arrives in Paris to meet her secret, mystery lover, Zac, for the weekend. She’s alone in his hotel room, waiting for him to arrive. She desires him constantly. She can feel his presence all around her, and realises she is falling in love with him, even though she hardly knows him, and wonders who he really is... I’m so glad these two characters made it to print, and I hope the readers will enjoy their story as much as I did. Fingers crossed! (Yes, still very nervous! :) I'll post an excerpt and other bits and pieces soon.

9 comments:

Madelynne said...

Congrats, Saskia. It's always pure magic holding those first precious copies of a novel.

Wishing you oodles of sales

Madelynne

Saskia Walker said...

Thank you, Madelynne!! Magic indeed. I am floating. I've never done the dishes with such a big grin on my face. LOL

Nikki said...

Woo hoo! Clear a whole bookshelf for the new arrival!

Huge congratulations!

xx

Saskia Walker said...

Thanks, Nikki! You're right, I have it on the mantlepiece at the mo LOL Will be cracking a bottle or two of Cava tonight. ;-)

Marilyn Jaye Lewis said...

Congratulations, Saskia!! I am so happy for you!
Marilyn

Saskia Walker said...

Thanks, Marilyn. I really appreciate that. If it hadn't been for the encouragement of my lovely short story editors I never would have had the nerve to try for it. ;)

Celia Kyle said...

Congratulations! It must feel amazing! :)

CK

Sasha White said...

YAY!!! Way to go Saskia!!

Savor the moment!

Saskia Walker said...

Celia ~ it's the best feeling, I hope you get to experience it in the future. Keep at it!

Sasha ~ thanks buddy. :)