Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wherein I'm going to the mattresses.

Okay.

So I waited out this thing with my publisher as far as I'm willing to risk it.

That's actually why I didn't return to blogging last week as promised. I was staring at my computer screen, growing my ulcer, screwing up my happy hormones... and checking my e-mails like an obsessive compulsive.  
And after a week, no reply from my publisher on something so serious it makes me nauseous just to think about.

So... I'm taking action. I'm actively screening IP attorneys, so if you know any good ones, let me know.

What's pushing me to this? Well. That's a nice, long story deserving of a nice long post. Which I will write and publish when 1) I've gotten the legal advice I need and 2) when it's not April, because really, I want as many people out there as possible to give me their full attention. To help them learn from this horrible experience I'm going through with my publishing house.

And yes. It is horrible. It's destructive, and it's currently sucking my soul, more than being sick and being exhausted combined.

I will let something good come out of this. Even if the good ends up being for someone else's benefit. 

And for those of you who pray:

1) Please pray I get the right person to act as my legal representation.
2) And pray that this ends up being a clean cut for me.

23 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I will pray! Sorry it's turned into a mess. Yes, wait until you have resolution and then let everyone know. You'll probably help a lot of writers.

Tony Benson said...

So sorry to hear this, Misha. If there's anything I can do, let me know.

Emma Adams said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry! I really hope you manage to get this sorted!

Nicole said...

Oh, Misha, I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this! Prayers for a good resolution.

Meradeth Houston said...

Sending lots of prayers your way. I hope it all works out for the best for you and your work!!

Traci Kenworth said...

Oh, Misha, I'm so sorry to hear this!! Prayers and hugs tht it all works out!!

cleemckenzie said...

Rotten news, Misha. If you want to "talk" email me. I went through some bad stuff with my publisher.

Julie Luek said...

Ugh, I'm so sorry Misha that you are hitting this wall. Lifting up prayers that the right people help you through. :(

Andrea said...

You are always so grand about sharing your info an knowledge...I am just sorry that this lesson is so painful and upsetting for you to learn on our behalf.

Christine Rains said...

That's just awful it's come to this. I've had a bad experience with a publisher too. I hope you come out on top.

Botanist said...

Ugh! That's an awful situation to be in. I hope you find a suitable resolution soon.

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I'll pray for you! I'm so sorry that you're going through this right now, and I'm sorry that it's so stressful. I hope that you do find the right lawyer, and I hope that he or she can make things better for you. Shame on that publisher!

S.P. Bowers said...

Good luck!

Paul Anthony Shortt said...

I'm sorry you've hit a bad spot with your publisher. I'm wishing the best for you in this.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Wow, no one should have to go through whatever it is you're experiencing with a publisher. My prayers are with you and hope it gets resolved to your benefit!

Robin said...

I don't know why the biggest learning experiences always have to be so painful. I really would like to get the lesson JUST ONCE without bleeding all over the floor for it.

Prayers for you!!!

Michael Di Gesu said...

SOOO SOOO SORRY to hear of your distress over this problem, You've got my prayers and positive energy! Get the legal help you need and NAIL THEM!

Ava Quinn said...

Yikes! So sorry you're caught in such a draining problem. I'm sending prayers and good mojo your way!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Prays!! So sorry it's sucking your joy. Joy sucks, well, suck.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'm so sorry. Get yourself a good entertainment law or publishing law lawyer. Another good resource for information is Ivan Hoffman's site - ivanhoffman.com. I'll be praying you get it sorted out.

M Pax said...

It will all end up OK, Misha. A friend of mine severed ties with a big publisher over something less. So, it can be done. Keep strong and keep writing. :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I will pray for you Misha and take all the time you need to get things right.

J.L. Campbell said...

Misha,
I've been reading backward. I'll wait for that post, but you're in a better place today and that's good.