I am now officially an ‘unpublished author’!
I posted a while back about renegotiating a new contract with the company that took over from Mortal Instinct’s original publisher, here, and here.
The contract was about as good as I could make it, so I sent it off to the publisher and waited for feedback … or an email saying they got it … or something …
I was busy with the re-write (Author Preferred Edition) so I didn’t pay too much attention to the fact that nothing was happening.
Six months later … You know how sometimes you just ‘know’ something? The other day I just ‘knew, this window the Universe had been holding open for me, had closed. I wasn’t going to wait any more, so I contacted them and said, ‘thanks, but no thanks’.
Emails were exchanged dotting the ‘T’s’ and crossing the ‘I’s’, and as soon as I have confirmation my book has been pulled from the distributors, I’ll be a free agent.
Unless I get an offer of a gazillion dollar contract I won’t be going with a traditional publisher again. It might be the bee’s knees for some people, but not for me.
So, what’s next? … edit the re-write, edit, and edit, etc, get some decent cover art, and then publish.
… and the serialised story I started here on my blog, ‘Identical’ is waiting in the winds, as is my ‘Lesbians in Spaaaace’ series … there’s also …
I’m going to go into my bedroom now and have a quiet little FREAK OUT!!!, and then get back to writing.