I'm about to embark on the longest journey of my life. I've packed plenty of snacks.
I'll be going just about as far as away I could get while still remaining on Earth. And I quite like Earth. I think I'll stay.
But will I like Sydney?
Of course I'll like Sydney! I've heard about the seafood.
It's a 24 hour ride from here, though. 25 if you include the taxi to Heathrow. 25 and a half if there's traffic. OK, now I'm nit-picking.
Of course, because of the time difference I will actually arrive after I leave. Isn't that amazing?
Now, the astute among you will notice that my leaving for Australia has implications. Yes it does. It means that I have just emailed the manuscript for Jimmy Coates: Revenge to my editor. There will still be lots of work to do on it, I am sure, but this still feels like a great step forward. Only a thousand more steps to go before you get to read it.
Don't forget, you can still vote on what colour you think the front cover should be - click here for that. HarperCollins might take no notice of what you think whatsoever, but hey - that's life.
My next post will be from Sydney. Except because of the time difference, this is actually the previous post...