The contract has arrived so that’s my weekend decided. I will check and double-check everything then send it away on Monday. I have a considerable amount of procrastination to get through but that will just have to wait. It’s a shame, I hate being behind on my procrastination but some things just have to take priority.
Then the Editing begins. I have no idea how deep the cuts will be nor how many stitches will be required to seal the holes. The book must be ready by April because that’s when the publishers plan to unleash, er, I mean release it. By then they might well have seen the second one and if I can get time in between bandaging Senga and fending off Caligula I’ll rewrite the third and start the fourth.
There is also the matter of cover art, and I have gently informed Senga that her stick-figures and crayon attempts simply won’t do. Caligula shows more promise. His installation of ‘nailed rat’ on the wall of his room shows creativity, imagination and wanton cruelty. However, he is far too young and dangerous to be let loose upon the publishing world. Perhaps when he’s older. No, this is best left to professionals, I think.
It’s going to be a busy weekend, so I expect visitors will arrive to get in the way. Death, Red Stan and the Professor have not been around for some time.
I hope they don’t all turn up at once.