17 Sep A New Job
The contract is signed and the manuscript has arrived at my publisher.
“Guess that is that.”
And then the email questions start to come: who would you like to write the blurbs for the book, where will we send your ARCs, who do you want to do some book reviews? And I’m thrown into a near panic. ARCs? I don’t even know what an ARC is. Blurbs? Umm. I don’t know. Book Reviews? Oh, bother.And this is what I find out: I have a new job. And I really don’t have a job description. And, oh, BTW your job starts yesterday.
I begin to make a list on a sheet of loose leaf paper.
It takes about one minute for me to see the necessity to find a notebook instead: college ruled and thick.
- Read Contract ✓
- Sign Contract ✓
- Line edit manuscript ✓
- Print out ms ✓
- Send ms to Autumn House, snail mail ✓
- Send ms to Autumn House, email ✓
- Learn about blurbs
- Learn about book reviews
- What the heck is an ARC?
I work on it half and hour and have a hundred items on my new to-do-list.
Looks like the new job and I are on a roll. Looks like it’s going to take awhile. Six of the things on the list have check marks. Only ninety-three to go.