I was ‘way ahead with my NaNoWriMo word count! At the rate I was going, their algorithm predicted, I would finish by November 27. I plunked my lappy and latte down confidently in the coffee shop this morning, and just checked my email real quick to see if I had any new rejections to log before I started writing. And then I came to a grinding halt…
A small publishing house had sent me an offer of a contract on Seven Turns. I went into Panic Mode, and got nothing done for the rest of the day.
Well, I did, after I calmed down a bit, take the rest of the day to send polite notes to agents and agencies who had requested my manuscript, telling them: “Hey if you like it you’d better put a ring on it pretty quick!” OK I didn’t use those words, exactly. It’s just a professional courtesy to let people know, just in case they were just about to send me an offer as well. (Well, it could happen, right?)
I’m not going to sign anything in any case until I have a lawyer look at the contract, though it does look pretty straightforward to my untrained eye.
Anyway, how’s your NaNoWriMo going? You ARE doing NaNo this year, aren’t you? If you want to Buddy me, my NaNo handle is SleepyMaggie. If you’re my Writing Buddy there you’ll be able to get a sneak peek at Moonlight and Moss. I promise I will get my word count back on schedule by the end of the week.
Alonz y, y’all.