It’s About Time Contract Mailed Thursday
Busy times during the Thanksgiving run-up! The little odds and ends having to do with the non-writing parts of the writing process — an interview questionnaire to complete; a proof sheet awaited from another publisher; then, yesterday afternoon, a contract and ancillary materials from a third. This complicated by packing for a few days out of town where I’ll not have access to a computer. Such is the life of the writer.
So the contract will be in the mail today, winging its way back to T. Scott Douglass of Main Street Rag Publishing for the anthology IT’S ABOUT TIME (cf. September 14). The story is a reprint from a time back (even longer than for “Lobster Boy,” of which see just below, November 10), “Curious Eyes,” a short romantic science fiction tale about . . . well . . . time.
So the wheels of publishing turn, for me in the days of a waning November; for the publishers a polishing up of details in hopes to be out in time for the (one may hope) lucrative Christmas season.