Phew. I’ve filled out Dreamspinner’s forms for the editorial team, to create the blurb and letting them know I’m going to be around while they probably pull Contact Sport to pieces and hope I can put it back again. With the copies of everything I’ve made, from the initial yes please email to the contract, editing process info etc, I now have a paper file about ten times longer than the poor little story itself.
Just as well that I’m an ex civil servant and I know bureaucracy. And that this is more fun than ministerial speeches ever were.