A Signed Contract!

I mailed off my signed contract to Red Deer Press last week. I can see it would be valuable to have an agent when signing a contract, because I did find a few small discrepancies when reading over the contract, which the publisher was quick to correct for me. Editor Peter Carver and I had some email discussion yesterday regarding the original 67,000 word version and a subsequent 55,000 word version – we easily agreed that the original would be the working copy for editing. He hopes to get the first round of edits to me before Christmas. 

I have another chapter book story to write for JLS, the Korean language school.  The editor asked for a female protagonist this time, so I’m mulling over some ideas.  He’s away on vacation until January so there’s no immediate deadline there.

Seems winter has finally arrived. We’ve had a persistent cold wind for the past 48 hours or so, and I’ll be happy when it blows away. Think I’m just about finished my Christmas shopping; hopefully tonight we’ll be able to do some decorating around the house. Shannon has been the initiator of those activities these past few years; don’t know what will happen when she’s off at school next year until just before Christmas…A group of kids from Horton put on a comedy night last night and raised $1350 for cancer research, about 3 times the amount they raised last year so I guess Christmas is a pretty good time for fundraising efforts.

About janlcoates

I'm a Nova Scotia children's author. My first picture book, "Rainbows in the Dark", was published in 2005, by Second Story Press. My young adult novel, "A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk" was published in the fall of 2010, by Red Deer Press.
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