No, I haven't signed with an agent or received an offer of publication.... Sorry to get your hopes up, if that's what you were expecting. No, this happiness comes to me from outside the publishing world.
If you're a longtime follower, you might remember this post from earlier this year. And this one. After battling my consciousness for a very long time, I went ahead and booked tickets to see Einstuerzende Neubauten play in Melbourne. And then I found a cheap airfare, so I'm all booked and ready to go to Australia in February (except I need to renew my passport. Must remember to renew my passport...). EN even announced a solo show on the Tuesday after the Festival show, so I got a ticket to that too.
But then, just to make my life even better, Crime and The City Solution just announced a date in Melbourne too. And it's while I'm there! So I get to see two of my all time favorite bands on one trip! Bands I've loved since the 1980s (yeah, I'm old) and NEVER SEEN LIVE. You have no idea how happy this makes me. I mean, what a trip. EN on Sunday, Crime on Monday and EN again on Tuesday. Now all I need is for Nick Cave to show up for a show on Wednesday and I'll probably die of happiness.
Has anything this perfect ever fallen into place for you?