signing a book deal

So yesterday was a day- THE DAY-where dreams were made.

My dream to become an author!

‘Heart beating, lots of bubbles, non stop chatting due to heart beating and lots of bubbles, merged with incessant internal questioning of, ‘is this really my life?’ and the realisation, ‘Yes it is so let’s toast over the postcard view of the Thames’ where dreams are made of, kind of day’.

So I breathed it all in and enjoyed every second. The view. The multiple tweeting, instagramming, vlogging, FB Living gorgeous chaos of it all. The ‘making dreams happen’ dreaminess. The excitement and inevitable nerves that will push me on wards to write the book, the reflection of the journey to this very point right here. Standing on the rooftop balcony of the Hachette publishing giant, looking out into the city of London as tourists happily passed by on boats, the Gherkin winking at me in the sun, everyone rightly oblivious to my big news, and shiny new chapter. Literally.

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Selfie, here with my literary agent Robyn, Editor Jillian and Manager Neil!

Signing a book deal with the renowned Piatkus/ Little Brown ( imprints under the Hachette umbrella) is one of the most exciting career events to date.  My book (MY actual physical BOOK!) is out in March 2018 and will cover my life as a mumboss, forming a guide to striving and thriving in work and at home, and I can’t wait to start!

Little Brown

Now, for the small matter of writing 70,000 words!!

So if you hadn’t already guessed, yesterday a big ball of fuzzy and surreal emotion, as, to be honest, most of this year has been, milestone and rewards and new ground broken for the most part, thanks to track laid down, dreams conjured and years of graft from the time I started this blog back in November 2010. I was broken, lacking in confidence and direction after ironically years as a director. I didn’t know who I was once I had a baby or where I was heading. This blog, my lifeline helped me rediscover my voice and importantly myself.

It’s funny where life can take you hey?

How the darkest of times can lead you on the most transformative of journeys ,and ones which in turn help and support others. Others, just like you.

When I write a post and people tell me they see themselves in my words, they understand the emotion on screen and feel less alone and more understood because of it, well, that means everything to me. It’s my sole purpose. It was the same for me as a filmmaker, it’s the same now as a digital storyteller.

To play a part in inspiring and empowering. .To help others feel more confident and kick ass, to appreciate their potential, to help them see the opportunities that lie ahead thanks to the democratic internet and beyond, that’s my drive. My raison d’etre

It’s not a one-way street, either.

This blog has given me so much, it’s enabled me to understand myself far more than I ever did before, to self-reflect and constantly improve, to become a better writer, mother and friend. To hone my voice, to devour and understand the mechanics of my art, to innovate and keep on innovating and importantly learn from my mistakes.

Most importantly, it’s given me the confidence to be myself, unapologetically me, nowhere to hide, sharing and connecting.

Blogging and social media were a lifeline to me when I was suffering from a traumatic birth, it allowed me to me reach out and connect with fellow parents, it gave me the creative outlet I craved and continues to, today, a platform to share my passions, thoughts, fears and family memories. It’s a family archive and online diary meets thriving business (hopefully one day empire #dreambig hey) and the biggest gift is it’s a flexible way to work.

And this blog, this blog is only part of the story. Posts that are fragments of the wider narrative.

My book (my actual book)! will allow me to present my story cohesively (no need to dive back and forth into the archives) whilst supporting you on your own mission to create a life and job you love. The book I’m about to write is the book I needed to read when Oliver was born. The book I need to write right now.

I’ve always advocated that writing what you need and want to read yourself is vital. So this book is for you but it’s also for me. Me, six years ago and me right now.

Thank you for your endless and unwavering support and love, you keep me going, always and this wouldn’t have been possible without you. Oscar speech over. Gwyneth can go home and eat hummus.

March 2018 I’m ready for ya..Just as soon as I write those 70,000 words!

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49 Responses

  1. Chloe Weir

    Congratulations!! #brilliantblogposts
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  2. Amrita Basu

    Congratulations on this wonderful news.Cant wait to read your story.All your heartbreak and hardwork has made you what you are.Inspiring.

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  3. Tooting Mama

    Well this is simply wonderful and well done you! I’m so delighted for you. Like you said all your hard work has got you here, and you have truly deserved this. You’ll manage 70,000 words! I’m sure you’re book is going to be so inspirational! Can’t wait – put me on the list! #brilliantblogposts
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  4. Nicola Wiggins

    Congratulations! It must feel absolutely amazing to finally achieve your dream and to know all your hard work has paid off. Well done hun x #brillblogposts
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  5. Rebecca

    This is such FABULOUS news!!! I cannot WAIT to get my hands on a copy and indulge in some inspirational, kick ass, Mumboss reading! Massive congrats you awesome Mama <3 #brilliantblogposts
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  6. Susan Mann

    That is incredible news. I am so pleased and proud of you. I cannot wait to see that book in print. I hope I can get it autographed one day. Hugs x
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  7. Lianne harris

    Congratulations! You must be so thrilled (from this post the question is obviously answered!)
    Cannot wait to pick it up,and just in time for my second Mother’s Day also! 😉 #brillblogpost

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  8. five little doves

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I literally can’t think of anyone who deserves it more. You are so hard working, motivated and truly inspirational and I will be reading your book along with everyone else in the country I’m sure! Good luck! #Brillantblogpost
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  9. Alison (MadHouseMum)

    Sending you huge and very excited congratulations. Please can you not only write all those thousands of words, but also blog about your book-writing journey? I think it will be a fascinating insight into the life of an author on the journey of writing their first book. Alison x #brilliantblogposts
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  10. Twin Pickle

    This really is fantastic news, and very inspirational for us bloggers just starting out. Good luck and I hope you sell billions of copies 🙂 #brilliantblogposts
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  11. Babes about Town

    Amazing honey, so darn proud of you! Next stop, movie deal…. kerchaaaang 🙂 x
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  12. Meg

    Congratulations! Amazing news. Enjoy celebrating and good luck with writing x
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  13. All about a Mummy

    Congratulations! How exciting! It is my dream too but I want to write fiction. I have so many stories trapped in my head trying to get out!! #brillblogposts
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  14. Chilli Regina

    Congratulations!! Now, I wish you all the best and sending you my love and support to make those 70.000 words work for you!:)
    #brillblogposts

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  15. Caroline

    That’s so exciting Vicki. I can’t wait to read it. Best of luck with the writing. #brillblogposts
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  16. Lisa

    A book deal! Congrats. It sounds amazing!
    Good Luck
    Lx
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    #brillblogposts

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  17. Clare

    So flipping great! Well done you…. you are an inspiration lady…. you certainly inspire me
    Congratulations Cxxxxxxx

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  18. Abi

    Wow congratulations! I love reading stories like this, just goes to show that with hard work, dreams do come true! I would love to be a published author. I’ve done the first step of actually writing the book, now just to take the next big step of trying to get it published….wishing you every success with your forthcoming adventure!

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  19. Rach

    Congratulations lovely! Made up for you. It’s my dream along with millions of other writers to one day have a book published – I’m looking forward to following your journey. I’m sure it’ll be fab! #brillblogposts
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  20. Susanna

    Congratulations on your amazing book deal Vicky. You have inspired me, not only to write my own personal blog, but to be myself, finally. In starting my blog this year, I used it as a way to openly write about my crippling anxiety issues which I had kept secret for thirty years ! The relief was immense and I felt free for the first time in many years. And for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for inspiring me to just ‘write’ and be my honest self. Thank you for helping me find ‘my voice’ too. x x
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    • Honest Mum

      Oh Susanna that means so much to me, thank you for your comment. Well done on finding the strength to blog and be yourself. My great friend Amancay did the same for me, she was the one who encouraged me to start this blog at a difficult time. I hope your anxiety improves and you have lots of support xx

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  21. Laurie

    Congratulations Vicki ! Fabulous news x
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  22. John Adams

    Very happy for you Vicki. Very best of luck with writing your 70,000 words and congratulations. I know what you mean, a blog post is a snap shot of a narrative, a book allows you to do more.
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