Yes indeed, the contract for Night Terrors, which was recently accepted by the anthology Doomology: The Dawning of Disasters from Library of Science Fiction and Fantasy Press, was sent to me yesterday. All the terms are now in black and white (well, pixels anyway) and is just waiting for my digital "signature" for me to return to them. It feels good. It's mostly been a waiting game since the acceptance letter two months ago (and I am aware that there is L-O-T-S of waiting in this industry) but now I have something concrete.
I also have a timeline. The contract states that they will "publish and commence distribution" by August 1, 2011 or all rights will revert to me. Therefore, in a year and a week at the latest, I will have a book with my story in it!
This is so exciting! My career begins to unfold.
Well, back to writing, got to work on the next one. The story/novel inspired by my dream (which I blogged about here) has been flowing pretty well so far. I still have to make a lot of decisions about it, but that hasn't stopped me from getting started.