Monday, August 15, 2011

A Contractual Obligation

As I promised, I dragged my husband out to take pictures when I signed my contract.  As luck would have it, I did my hair that morning and as soon as we picked up the copies of the contract, I was caught in a deluge of rain.  So I look like a drowned cat in most of them, but, hey, at least I'm a happy drowned cat.

Things I didn't expect about contracts.  They are long.  Ok, I expected that, but I had to sign 3 copies of each contract for all 3 books, meaning I signed 9 times, and the contracts totaled 306 pages!  That's as long as my book.

Or how many questions I would have.  I mean, it's just the next three years of my life!  Thank goodness for my fabulous agent and Foundry's legal advisers.  

Or how giddy I would feel when I packed up all 4 and a half pounds of contractual obligation and shipped it off to New York.  It feels just like the hours following my wedding - exciting and joyful and surreal.  But just like that day, there's a signed reminder that it really happened.  

It really happened!



7 comments:

  1. That is so so so so SO exciting! Can't wait to read CREWEL.

    Also, you look fabulous. It must be the joy.

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  2. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous moment in your life! CREWEL sounds amazing--and has a truly awesome title, if I may say.

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  3. 35 pages sure doesn't sound long until you stack them on top of each other, does it. :/

    At least it's "happy" heavy lifting!

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  4. Congrats! So exciting, and I love the bangs!

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  5. Congratulations! And oh wow, 306 pages. That's kind of crazy. The good kind of crazy. :)

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  6. Thank you everyone (and the bangs got trimmed later that day, Amber, so I guess they're staying).

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