I had all these plans for all the clever things I'd say here when I got a book deal. But I never wrote them down ('cause I'm weirdly superstitious like that), and now my brain is kind of malfunctioning and I have no idea what those clever words were supposed to be. So let's just say it:
Europe On Five Bad Ideas a Day is officially going to be a book! With Perigee (a Penguin imprint)! Holy crap! More details soon.
Fun fact about Perigee (from their web site): "William Golding's Lord of the Flies is now the only work of fiction in a list otherwise devoted to prescriptive nonfiction." Yes, I'll be keeping company with THAT Lord of the Flies. A good metaphor for my trip, don't you think? (Note to anyone who's new to E5BID: that's, um, a joke.)
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off for a celebratory pastry and/or fancy Belgian beer.