My first book contract

The contract for Shades of Milk and Honey has arrived. I knew it would be thick, but didn’t realize exactly how hefty these things were.  Although Jenn had talked me through the terms before the contract arrived, actually having it here made the whole thing just that much more real.

Among other things, I have honest to goodness due dates now.  For the curious, Shades of Milk and Honey gets turned in on June 1 and Glamour in Glass (the working title for book two) needs to be completed by January 2, 2010.  On the one hand, I panick a little, because that’s not very far away. On the other hand, Shades only took three months to write and another to revise. So I ought to be in good shape. In theory.

I will say, by the way, that anyone contemplating signing a book contract without an agent is playing with fire. My wonder-agent definitely took care of me.

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2 Responses

  1. Joe Sherry

    Congrats on the contract! It’s kind of interesting how long it takes from when you knew you sold the book to when you actually get the contract – and probably how many rounds of negotiation your agent did on your behalf in the meantime.

    Is Glamour in Glass a sequel or simply the second book sold as part of the contract?