by LaurenAs we leave you for the holiday weekend, a cautionary tale: Apparently Penguin is suing an author to recover the signing payment on a contract they've canceled for failure to meet a deadline. It must be said, that deadline was in 2007, and there were presumably multiple extensions that got them here, so Penguin has been quite accommodating. And that signing payment is not exactly chump change.
As a person who is ever so slightly panicked at the prospect of finishing my to do list before leaving for the holiday weekend, the notion of breaking a contract for non-delivery strikes fear into my heart, but for those of you who need that extra bit of danger before something seems real, it seems this might just be it.
But hey, a three day weekend is a great time to hunker down and write, right?