Monday, August 2, 2010
There are days - like today - when I'm reading a contract thinking "surely it doesn't say THAT?" (It does.) The words look like they're made up of letters like these. Which reminds me of the days when I was so little I thought I was NEVER going to get the alphabet straight. I was NEVER going to be able to read. There were too many letters. And I absolutely couldn't be interrupted if I was reciting them, I had to go back to the beginning, remember? Who knew if "H" came before "J" unless you started again... a.b.c.... But today, with confidence and experience, and trust, I know these wild letters can be tamed into a contract that will be comfortable for both my publisher and myself. Shhh. Be good little letters.