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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Wonderful News!

I can hardly believe I’m typing this, but I sent the fax and got the confirmation call yesterday afternoon. Then I took Mrs. Fetched out to celebrate. I couldn’t sleep, and I’m nearly sober again, dangit.

Last week, I got an email from an agent about FAR Future… she said she’d made a couple inquiries and had a publisher interested. I’m thinking “yeah right,” but when I started poking around on the net, I found the agency without too much trouble. I called the front desk, identified myself, and asked Ms. Lirpa to return my call just so I knew it was (or wasn’t a joke).

It wasn’t.

She called me back about an hour later, and confirmed she’d sent the email. I happened to be working at home Wednesday, so I called the lawyer that helped The Boy a while back and arranged to have him look the thing over. She emailed, I printed and faxed. He said, "looks OK, I'd make this change, $200 please," and Ms. Lirpa said they’d get back to me about it.

So yesterday, they faxed an amended contract, I signed it and faxed it back, they called to confirm receipt and said congrats. I grabbed Mrs. Fetched, she said something like “Loof!” (which I think was supposed to be “love you!” before I grabbed her) and we went out for dinner and drinks. And came home really late for some more drinks. I guess I’ll have to call in sick in a few hours, maybe I’ll get some sleep some time today.

Now the other shoe drops…

Part of the deal is, I have to stop serializing FAR Future. Can’t give away the store no more. Suckage, but that’s the price I pay. The book should be out by January, though.


  1. Really AWESOME FAR!!!! It sucks though that we have to wait that long to get the rest! But...AWESOME!!!! Oh, did I say this was really great news for you?!?!?! AWESOME!!!!

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  3. Jeez, is it April Fool's Day? Shows how much I pay attention to the calender. I hope it's true though.

  4. April Fools, or is this for real? :)

  5. Far, if this isn't 4/1 stuff .. congrats! :)

  6. Heh! heh! Hope it's true! (you deserve it!) ha!

    Gee, just got back, check this out..


  7. Allright, you got me. BTW, the Louvre called and asked to buy my latest painting.

  8. Hiya FAR.

    I don't know whether to say congrats or April Fools. I see you have it labeled as Fiction, so I don't know at the moment. :)

    I haven't been over here in awhile, so I hope you and the family are doing good.

    Take care

  9. Hey FAR,
    I too am amongst the skeptics who suspect this is a prank ... but if it's not, woo-hoo! If it is, you really had me going anyway! heh

  10. Yes, unfortunately it was a joke.


  11. Well, just so you know, it would be really great if you could get that story published.

  12. Thanks, Mrs. M. I'm seriously considering rewriting it to a more novelish format & trying to pitch it.

    Yooper, I checked out some of that site — is that one of the people you were with on the "tour" ?

  13. Damn FAR! I was so hoping it was real ... :) Well, it's a good sign that a lot of us thought it could be b/c your work is so good.

  14. Thanks, Olivia. We can always hope.

    There's lots of talent out there… luck and a little creative marketing can make the difference, and I'm at least giving the latter a try. ;-)


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