MEGA CONGRATULATIONS! it said.
Umm - for what? I DM'd back. Then waited anxiously until this turned up:
Oh God don't you know? Forget I said anything.
Forget? How could I? Could you?
I paced around. I looked at a couple of websites. I DM'd my friend a couple of times. No reply. I checked my inbox once or twice. Or it might have been a hundred times. Finally - finally! - about 5 hours later it came:
The longlist for Romantic Novel of the Year had been announced and for the second year running I had a novel on it. Last year it was for A Single to Rome, this year it's for Kissing Mr Wrong. I've seen the competition, which includes Katie Fforde, Jojo Moyes, Erica James and Nora Roberts among others, so I'm not holding my breath that I'll get onto the shortlist, let alone win.
But right now...I'm basking in glory! Yippee!!!