Extremely big news.Posted: March 18, 2013
Above: Marine Drive, Mumbai, India.
The announcement’s showed up on a Turkish publishing blog, so it must be real: after eight days on submission, my debut novel The Girl in the Road was sold to Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House. My delightful editor is Zack Wagman. We’re aiming for publication in spring or summer 2014. I could not be happier with the outcome—like with Sam, I clicked with Zack right away. He got the book. He got me. There’s no substitute for chemistry.
When you’ve spent five years toiling in obscurity on something that feels true and right and good to you, but you have no idea whether anyone else will feel that way, and then you find out that they do…I can’t even. It’s so big.
The deal went down last Thursday. I’ve been going about my daily life. I think if I were as happy as I should be, all the time, I wouldn’t be able to function. So I’m just taking little sips of the joy and feeling the path shift beneath my feet.
To live is an awfully big adventure.