Well, thankfully, I haven't exploded, and I can FINALLY share the news I was so excited about - it's simply that I've found the most wonderful agent - Hilary Delamere at The Agency.
I'd spent a week hauling my portolio around London literary agencies, before I finally ended up on The Agency's doorstep. (In true Dickensian fashion, in the snow). I'd found traipsing around agencies quite a surreal experience. They were all in the West End - a place where, as little as 4 years ago, I was working as an assistant designer at Arrogant Cat and intern monkey at Alexander McQueen. I had no IDEA, back then, that in such a short time I'd be looking for a literary agent.
Anyway, I'd heard (I think everyone's heard) wonderful things about Hilary, and I'm absolutely thrilled to be represented by her! I've signed my contract, and braved the local post office (which, because of the christmas rush, seems to be constantly bordering a state of riot).
I also have the promise of a VERY exciting meeting in the new year, but I'll keep quiet about that for now. It occurred to me that it's been a long, long time since I put any illustrations up - so here's a rough christmassy(ish) character idea I'm working on for the meeting...