Well, my advance from the SSRLP – revealed so it’s not so SS anymore – will be here in the next couple of days. What that means is, I’m officially a paid author. By the end of this year my name will appear on a book in bookstores and online retailers in the UK, and I can now join author associations and such which require a writer have sold a piece at market prices to a traditional publisher.
Not too shabby, not too shabby.
It took a lot of nagging and a LOOOOONG time to get the answers about when I’d be paid. I still don’t have my signed copy of the contract between the publisher and me. I don’t know when that’s coming. I hope soon. Meanwhile, I just found out their preliminary pass through the manuscript has been made and it’s being sent to copywriting for them to go through. I had one correction to make – an image didn’t upload correctly. Emailed to the project manager for this beauty and voila! – all done.
I’m sure there will be more as a technical editor looks it over. But I don’t mind. I’m sort of happy to have this. I need to be grateful for it, and I’m getting there. It was hard work but it was easy to do, if that makes sense. It was about getting things right in the desired format. Once I got that, I could move pretty quickly. But I’ve said all this before.
I’m sorry, I’m just excited because it’s coming. The money is finally coming!
Yeah. I’m jolly.
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