I’ve gotten this wonderfully accusatory message about Hugh’s book not being a book, etc, etc.
It is a book. It’s 2-3 to 3/4 done, not quite sure how long it will be yet. We were aiming for 90K, and then Gordon said, “You know, we’re self-publishing it.” So it might be longer. We still lurve it, we still plan to release it, but we have to give them Kate 10 before we do anything else with Hugh. We are contractually obligated to get Kate 10 out the door.
But you are not talking about it.
Nope, we’re not. We are contractually obligated to deliver Kate 10.
But can we see the cover?
Nope, not yet. But it’s coming.
Kate 10. Contract. Signed on the line, gave our word, have to deliver.
What are you going to do next?
Finish Kate 10.
What about more Hidden Legacy?
We are not entering any contract negotiations until we complete Kate 10.
Is the answer to everything Kate 10?
Yep, pretty much. If you’re planning to go into this business, you have to be prepared for this sort of thing. Eventually, you’ll hit a point where there is a deadline and nothing outside of the deadline and that particular book exists on the professional level.
I know, right? Seriously, it hit me this year how restricting contracts are. Gordon and I are like, “We want to do this and this and this” and instead we have to do this, because we said we would. I’m toying with the idea of taking a year off from New York and just writing whatever we want. But we’ll see what happens. Most likely we’ll sign a contract with somebody. But just one.