A Book Contract

A Book Contract

It came today, the official thing. With real ink signatures. And a real check! Like, for MONEY.

I’m sitting here unshowered in my pajamas feeling a little at a loss about my next move and then wham – Happiness gets delivered in the mail.

(The check is in US dollars! Not plantation store credits or car wash tokens or Zimbabwean sugar cane vouchers.)

This whole book thing has been brewing for a while now, but it finally feels real to me.

(There’s a watermark thingy on the check, even.)

The publication date was so far off (fall 2013), it just seemed fantastical to me. I kept expecting someone to muscle their way up to me and say, “Wait, wait, wait. This is crazy. We cannot publish this; there’s been a terrible mistake.”

I think today I am going to do whatever I want.


  • Holly on Jul 09, 2012 Reply


  • bibliomichelle on May 20, 2012 Reply

    WHOO HOO! I’m so psyched for you! May it be the first of many checks. And I hope that “whatever you want” included making a deposit at ye olde bank. 🙂

  • Lab Rat on May 18, 2012 Reply

    Aim high love.

  • Carrie on May 18, 2012 Reply

    I have eaten ice cream and showered. I bought a crappy magazine and went to pick up all my requested books from the library. So far, so good…

  • Ela on May 18, 2012 Reply

    Wow! Congratulations! This is really phenomenally wonderfully fantastic news and so incredibly exciting and I know I’m sounding like an idiot gushing superlatives…but thank you for sharing your happiness!
    I hope you do everything you want today and tomorrow and every today.

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