July 7 – My First Contract

Wow.

I’m still freaking out about this.

I never expected to get my story accepted. I was sure that, although it was a decent story, it wouldn’t be right for the book. But apparently the editor felt differently, and late Monday night (after I posted my last entry) I checked my e-mail to find a message saying that they wanted the story.

Then I panicked.

I had no clue what to do with the attached contract. I read it over, but without any idea of what I should be watching out for I didn’t know whether or not I should sign it. Thankfully, the woman from my critique group that told me about the call for submissions also had her story accepted, and it wasn’t her first trip around the block, so she was able to give me some pointers. I sent a few contract changes back to the editor based on her suggestions, and I signed the revised contract today. They are shooting for a September release. I’ll let you know when I have more information about the date.

I actually did it!

My name is going to be in a book!

Now I just have to finish editing my three novels and figure out what my next story is going to be…. Time to get back to work. See you on Monday!

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