Don't usually like to turn my blogs into rants

but today... where is that soapbox? Okay.

Well, apparently, I have a stalker.

You see, I spent all day Friday in court. My ex wanted his child support reduced. Again. Guess the last time we went in and they raised it... and he refused my offer to keep it as is (way under guidelines) (he instead decided instead to march out of the courtroom) didn't work for him. This time he came with proof that I'm hiding thousands and thousands of dollars... because you know, we writers make bank. (sarcasm intended) (my apologies to writers who really do make bank)

I have to say, I was curious about the proof. Below, please find proof that I signed a 40 thousand dollar contract with Samhain.

*Throwing confetti*

The Wild Rose Press offered a contract to Rendezvous, now known as Hooking Up, which is a short story close to my heart. I am so excited to work with my editor at TWRP again. In a word, she's awesome.

And *drum roll please* Samhain offerred a contract to Creative License a 40K novella that is also near and dear to my heart. The hero in Creative License is one of the yummiest I've ever written.

I'm a little nervous... this is a whole new ball game. But I'm taking one step at a time.

Some of you know it's been a long, dry period creatively for me and these contracts... well, they're like confirmation that I made the right choice.

I'll keep you all up to date
Um... did you catch that?
The scary part. He had a stack of papers 3 inches thick with blogs, tweets (?) and whatever all printed out and highlighted.
I never corrected him. Didn't really have the chance... but boy, I wonder if Carina press knows they owe me 104 K... as I just signed a full-length novel with them.
And just in case you're curious. After spending 2 hours explaining EVERY deposit for the last 12 months. His child support was lowered by $100.


SamAnnesivaD said...

Oh. My. God.

This has not been a good week for the justice system.

Lynne Roberts said...

I'm not so much worried about the money. I was honestly willing to take 300 hundred less 6 months ago. Not that I'm rich, but because I hate that he's not willing to help support his children. He refused my offer. Instead, he quit his job.

Lynne Roberts said...

SamAnnesivaD, hi! Sorry, it really was a long day. I just read your About me bio and LOVE it! : )

Crystal Posey said...

HOLY SHIZ, SHAWNA! You didn't tell me you were the next big thing?!

Seriously ... There are new york best sellers who don't bank that much money. He obviously knows nothing of the business, and should have put as much time in learning facts, as he put into lurking around all your social media accounts.

Crystal Posey said...

Dang you and your alter ego... I'm getting the two of you confused.

Shawna Thomas said...

I love yoy anyway, Crystal.

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