Thanks to everyone who left encouraging messages to my previous blogpost! It really did encourage me.
I actually did end up getting some writing done. 1500 words, in fact, which is not bad, given that I’m hand drafting again.
Still… I kind of feel that I should share what’s on my mind.
Truth is… I’m getting seriously frustrated with my publishing house. Because I handed in first edits in November. I got the news of my editor quitting in January. About a week later, I had a replacement editor.
Who let me know the day before yesterday that my book has been put on the back burner and that he’ll look at it again in March. “LOOK AT IT.” In other words, I’ll probably see the bloody thing in April. If I’m lucky.
Which is a problem, given that the book was supposed to be out six months after I handed the book in in November. This is written into my contract. As is the fact that I’m supposed to receive a complete monthly accounting of my sales. Which I am yet to receive.
I’ve been runaround and pretty much ignored ever since I decided to stay with this publishing house, and I’m tired of it.
I guess my words were feeding my growing resentment instead.
So today, I’ve decided to channel my anger and do something about the situation. I sent a warning that they’re toeing the line (or at least partially over the line) of breaching the contract I signed with them. For both books.
Because yes, I might be small fry, but my work is important to me. And I refuse to have it languishing on some back burner due to something that actually has nothing to do with me or my work ethic.
I’m. Just. Done.
Since doing this post, the pub house came back to me and clarified some stuff. So for now, I’m satisfied. So even though it might upset people, I’m glad I came out and spoke about it. That’s why I sent them the mail. I can’t expect the pub house to be up front with me when I’m not being up front with them.
Hopefully now that we understand each other, we’ll be able to come to a mutual beneficial situation for us both. 🙂