Excited as a box of chicks being spilled out into a highway full of seed!
Last week I sent off a final demand for payment from Waterstones and Bertams and received - nothing.
Okay I received an automated e-mail from Waterstones which had me more agitated than a house full of snakes with one mouse in it. (hope you're enjoying the visual imagery). Was I the mouse or a snake - you decide.
Anyhoo (thank you Pub landlord sitcom) the e-mail informed me I had received my payment on 2nd Jan. I'm sure I didn't see that in my bank account so I went back and chequed/checked. (See how excited I am? I've given you the option of complaining that I put in the wrong spelling.) Nope, no money there.
Tonight, after stewing at work most of the day - I was very busy as usual - I managed to get indoors before big businesses had gone to bed and spoke to their equivalent of what us folk call the accounting or finance dept. Both company's staff were extremely polite and efficient. Yes they had received my invoices in November and yes they did have my bank details and the correct amounts but... Big business only pays 90 days after they receive the invoice.
Gosh I wish I could live my life that way;
"Yes I know I've just filled up my car, but if you send me an invoice I'll pay for it in 90 days."
"Yes the cup of tea and cake was lovely, just invoice me, 90 days".
I think I could get the hang of this, but I can see a court looming in the distance and that probably won't be 90 days away!
Happy I'm going to see some money on 29th Feb. It's back to trying to figure out how to kindle WOTW and continue with polishing my extremely rude and sexually explicit next publication. I have to say I'd forgotten how rude (to me) it was. It's okay for the first few chapters then wham there's a whole plethora of goings-on. I'm a bit embarrassed to tell the truth and definitely considering a pen-name here. Ideas on a postcard.