It’s a big day when I actually put pen to contract. There is a lot of work leading up to this point, and the contract is offered a couple of weeks before I ever get the legal document, so by the time I sit down and actually sign, I’ve already done a fair amount of celebrating.
As you may recall, I had two contracts offered to me on the same day, but the first contract arrived a couple of days earlier, and when I signed it, I was wearing long johns and no makeup, so not exactly a photo op.
When this contract arrived, I made sure to put on a bit of makeup… and you can’t see the long johns. (Its winter. This is Canada. It’s how I roll.)
The contracts are now signed and sent back to the legal department, which leaves me with the hard work of delivering five full manuscripts over the next calendar year.
This is the fun part!