Today we seem to have ironed out the last few details of my option contract for Exposure
. A contract for a series is a bit like a pre-nup. You want to be with the other party, so it's awkward to be defining the terms too carefully, because everybody likes each other, right? Or you wouldn't be doing any kind of deal. Yet contracts are by their nature adversarial, and they tend to dwell on what could possibly go wrong.
So we'll be glad when that's all done, and it seems like it will all be done tomorrow.
Also, Lisa finally heard that her book is officially accepted at Random House. I never doubted that it would be -- it's too good a subject, and too good a book, and anyway, publishers don't stay in business by rejecting manuscripts -- but it's nice to have the confirmation.
And, really most importantly, I'd been worrying about the Pikapie's stubborn refusal to say more than about 5 words, though she seems to understand English well enough to have a tantrum when I say "No Sesame Street, it's a school day." It turns out that none of the other bilingual kids in her class at the garderie are speaking yet, either. So she's not even late for her cohort.
And that is the most important happy news of the day!