When It’s Not The Offer You Want

by Eilis Flynn

Suppose you slave for what feels like decades (and sometimes it IS decades) on your writing, building your novels into magnificent works. And finally, one day, somebody agrees with you, and produces a contract for you to sign. Joy! Do a jig (hey, it’s a special occasion, in public even)! But before you really celebrate, you’ve got to sign that contract … and it’s then that the elation abates. Because that contract isn’t one that you want. In fact, it’s a lousy contract that goes against anything and everything you stand for and all of a sudden, that sense of achievement vanishes. What are you going to do?

This is a situation that applies to novice and veteran writers alike, and even to life beyond our written words (if there is such a thing, of course). What if you’re confronted with something that looks like you’ve gotten what you wanted, but really, it’s not? Do you go ahead and sign, even if you have grave misgivings, or do you step back and say, “You know, I can’t sign this the way it is.” Here’s a look at the situation, the question of if there is a situation in which you would turn down an offer. The answers may surprise you (or not):


Of course, there are other points of view on the subject. What if your agent or other representative has to advise you about it? Here’s agent Jennifer Jackson’s take on the topic:


Who knows best about the contracts and whether you should walk away? Quite possibly car salesmen, they who would know the ins and outs of contracts that get signed everyday, good or bad. Don’t be in a hurry to sign, this particular car salesman says. Keep a clear head. It’s also a matter of personalities: walk away from any deal you don’t like, from a person you don’t like. Whether or not the fit is a good one, having to deal with a person you don’t see eye to eye with will have you always wondering if you’re doing the right thing:


Contracts are a fact of our lives as writers, and learning how to negotiate using them should be an ability we should all work at. 

Copyright 2007 Eilis Flynn

350 thoughts on “When It’s Not The Offer You Want

  1. Pingback: dapoxetine priligy kob

  2. Pingback: hydroxychloroquine retinopathy symptoms

  3. Pingback: hydroxychloroquine dosage

  4. Pingback: hydroxychloroquine sulfate 800 mg

  5. Pingback: ivermectil and azithromycin for humans

  6. Pingback: stromectol antiparasitic 875

  7. Pingback: priligy pills cvs

  8. Pingback: stromectol and potassium antiparasitic uses

  9. Pingback: stromectol with

  10. Pingback: ivermectin for chickens

  11. Pingback: stromectol 6mg for uti

  12. Pingback: Google

  13. Pingback: buy driver's license

  14. Pingback: sex education

  15. Pingback: clit vibrator

  16. Pingback: american bombshell war daddy

  17. Pingback: butt plug review

  18. Pingback: buy real driving license uk

  19. Pingback: divorce lawyers

  20. Pingback: Polygon Siskiu T7

  21. Pingback: anal beads

  22. Pingback: BROMAZEPAM 6 MG

  23. Pingback: female vibrators

  24. Pingback: clitoral vibrator

  25. Pingback: invicta 31290 for sale

  26. Pingback: beretta 1301 tactical gen 2 for sale

  27. Pingback: mossberg 930 spx sale

  28. Pingback: vape carts

  29. Pingback: Krt disposable vape

  30. Pingback: car cleaner gbl

  31. Pingback: best bitcoin miner software windows

  32. Pingback: Krt disposable vape

  33. Pingback: gbl

  34. Pingback: best place to buy k2 paper

  35. Pingback: hi point carbine 9mm

  36. Pingback: Mt Kilimanjaro hike

  37. Pingback: Cryptocurrency wallet api

  38. Pingback: credit card to bitcoin

  39. Pingback: Godfather Og strain

  40. Pingback: wholesale sextoys

  41. Pingback: Anonymous

  42. Pingback: Capuchin Monkey For Sale

  43. Pingback: American Tactical Galeo

  44. Pingback: Anonymous

  45. Pingback: meritking

  46. Pingback: madridbet

  47. Pingback: meritroyalbet

  48. Pingback: meritroyalbet

  49. Pingback: meritroyalbet

  50. Pingback: elexusbet

  51. Pingback: meritroyalbet

  52. Pingback: when to refinance mortgage

  53. Pingback: Colt Python

  54. Pingback: THC Oil for Sale

  55. Pingback: lottovip

  56. Pingback: baymavi

  57. Pingback: baymavi

  58. Pingback: tombala siteleri

  59. Pingback: Buy DMT online Victoria Australia

  60. Pingback: how to Use sex toys during and after pregnancy

  61. Pingback: best fleshlight alternatives

  62. Pingback: how to use a vibrator

  63. Pingback: child porn

  64. Pingback: meritking

  65. Pingback: eurocasino

  66. Pingback: child porn

  67. Pingback: elexusbet

  68. Pingback: trcasino

  69. Pingback: tiktok video down

  70. Pingback: Desert eagle for sale

  71. Pingback: Mac support jona

  72. Pingback: PS5 for Sale

  73. Pingback: walther hk 22lr

  74. Pingback: wavellite for sale

  75. Pingback: Glock 23

  76. Pingback: bitcoin virtual card

  77. Pingback: go extract

  78. Pingback: dodot

  79. Pingback: pc games for windows 8

  80. Pingback: pc app free download

  81. Pingback: app free download for windows 8

  82. Pingback: free download for pc

  83. Pingback: pc games for windows 7

  84. Pingback: apps for pc download

  85. Pingback: MFT MineFullTrader - Crypto token sale

  86. Pingback: pc games for windows 10

  87. Pingback: alce nero

  88. Pingback: app download for windows 8

  89. Pingback: cz bren 2

  90. Pingback: Cheap herbal incense

  91. Pingback: Herbal Incense Near me

  92. Pingback: clitoral stimulator

  93. Pingback: best masturbation sleeves

  94. Pingback: polish box

  95. Pingback: madridbet giriş

  96. Pingback: Remington golden bullet in stock

  97. Pingback: Uganda safari tours

  98. Pingback: Glock 43x for sale

  99. Pingback: Uganda tours

  100. Pingback: Uganda safari vacations

  101. Pingback: poojaescorts.in

  102. Pingback: pc support freienbach

  103. Pingback: learn more

  104. Pingback: Krt carts

  105. Pingback: car recycling

  106. Pingback: BERETTA 92X

  107. Pingback: CZ P10C FOR SALE

  108. Pingback: Buy Weed Online USA

  109. Pingback: realistic penis extension

  110. Pingback: Takeout Food

  111. Pingback: stock market explained

  112. Pingback: carihuela

  113. Pingback: parrot eggs for sale

  114. Pingback: scrap car removal

  115. Pingback: buy backlinks

  116. Pingback: hands-free penis pumping

  117. Pingback: how do thrusting vibrators work

  118. Pingback: listeners in Canada

  119. Pingback: virtual card buy with cryptocurrency

  120. Pingback: Oahidur Islam Roman

  121. Pingback: how to use sex toys

  122. Pingback: Pinball machines for sale

  123. Pingback: juul pods near me

  124. Pingback: Watermelon haupia

  125. Pingback: Watermelon haupia

  126. Pingback: Bubble hash

  127. Pingback: Moroccan hash

  128. Pingback: Litto

  129. Pingback: Bubble hash

  130. Pingback: bahis siteleri

  131. Pingback: A片

  132. Pingback: Course prerequisites at future university in egypt

  133. Pingback: MBA degree Cairo

  134. Pingback: Professional Marketing education

  135. Pingback: Undergraduate programs

  136. Pingback: افضل جامعة لدراسة ادارة الاعمال

  137. Pingback: الإدارة العامة

  138. Pingback: ما هي افضل الكليات الخاصه

  139. Pingback: تبييض الاسنان

  140. Pingback: أنشطة الشركات مع الكيانات الداخلية والخارجية لطلاب الصيدلة في جامعة المستقبل

  141. Pingback: الهندسة الإنشائية وإدارة البناء

  142. Pingback: البرامج الاكاديمية ب كلية الحاسبات بجامعة المستقبل بمصر

  143. Pingback: https://www.kooky.domains/post/the-importance-of-establishing-ownership-of-web3-domains

  144. Pingback: Development Studies

  145. Pingback: منتجات الرعاية الصحية

  146. Pingback: Future Medical Research Excellence Center

  147. Pingback: تقويم الاسنان

  148. Pingback: قسم التركيبات السنية

  149. Pingback: research and innovation

  150. Pingback: نظام التعليم

  151. Pingback: Sustainable Development

  152. Pingback: تطوير التعليم لخلق نهضة تعليمية وبحثية وثقافية

  153. Pingback: Grading Policy

  154. Pingback: computer science careers

  155. Pingback: Department of computer science

  156. Pingback: fue

  157. Pingback: Faculty of Engineering & Technology Accreditation

  158. Pingback: technology

  159. Pingback: Pharmacognos

  160. Pingback: Msc in dental

  161. Pingback: ماجستير في إدارة الأعمال في جامعة المستقبل في مصر

  162. Pingback: Letters of recommendation for future university

  163. Pingback: Application deadlines for future university

  164. Pingback: المواعيد النهائية لتقديم الطلبات لجامعة المستقبل

  165. Pingback: عملية التقديم لجامعة المستقبل

  166. Pingback: Maillot de football

  167. Pingback: Maillot de football

  168. Pingback: Maillot de football

  169. Pingback: Maillot de football

  170. Pingback: Maillot de football

  171. Pingback: Maillot de football

  172. Pingback: Maillot de football

  173. Pingback: Maillot de football

  174. Pingback: Maillot de football

  175. Pingback: Maillot de football

  176. Pingback: Maillot de football

  177. Pingback: Maillot de football

  178. Pingback: Maillot de football

  179. Pingback: Maillot de football

  180. Pingback: Maillot de football

  181. Pingback: Maillot de football

  182. Pingback: Maillot de football

  183. Pingback: SEOSolutionVIP Fiverr

  184. Pingback: strisce led soffitto camera da letto

  185. Pingback: led camera

  186. Pingback: striscia led corridoio

  187. Pingback: binario led

  188. Pingback: pec deck inversé

  189. Pingback: xxlargeseodigi

  190. Pingback: porn

  191. Pingback: child porn

  192. Pingback: prodentim

  193. Pingback: ikaria juice

  194. Pingback: Fiverr Earn

  195. Pingback: Fiverr Earn

  196. Pingback: Fiverr Earn

  197. Pingback: Fiverr Earn

  198. Pingback: Fiverr Earn

  199. Pingback: Fiverr Earn

  200. Pingback: porn

  201. Pingback: Fiverr Earn

  202. Pingback: Fiverr Earn

  203. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  204. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  205. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  206. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  207. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  208. Pingback: child porn

  209. Pingback: porn

  210. Pingback: bağcılar escort

  211. Pingback: Advance-Esthetic LLC

  212. Pingback: syarat daftar syarikat sdn bhd ssm

  213. Pingback: flatbed broker

  214. Pingback: prostadine buy

  215. Pingback: ikaria lean belly juice mediprime

  216. Pingback: glucotrust

  217. Pingback: liv pure mediprime

  218. Pingback: clothes manufacturer in mexico

  219. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  220. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  221. Pingback: clima para mañana

  222. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  223. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  224. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  225. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  226. Pingback: porn

  227. Pingback: french bulldog puppies

  228. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  229. Pingback: fiverrearn.com

  230. Pingback: blue french bulldog

  231. Pingback: french bulldog puppies san francisco

  232. Pingback: designer dogs kennel club

  233. Pingback: american bully lifespan

  234. Pingback: miniature english bulldog

  235. Pingback: vacation rental isla mujeres

  236. Pingback: jute rugs

  237. Pingback: Piano Delivery London

  238. Pingback: Piano Removals London

  239. Pingback: Piano Storage Solutions

  240. Pingback: Private universities in Egypt

  241. Pingback: Best university in Egypt

  242. Pingback: Best university in Egypt

  243. Pingback: Best university in Egypt

  244. Pingback: Best university in Egypt

  245. Pingback: Top university in Egypt

  246. Pingback: Private universities in Egypt

  247. Pingback: rojo chocolate french bulldog

  248. Pingback: vietnam visa requirements for us citizens

  249. Pingback: porn

  250. Pingback: Custom made bracelet

  251. Pingback: future university

  252. Pingback: golf cart isla mujeres

  253. Pingback: frenchies for sale houston

  254. Pingback: porn

  255. Pingback: frenchie puppies

  256. Pingback: Grand piano moving

  257. Pingback: Commercial moving

  258. Pingback: Classic Books 500

  259. Pingback: FiverrEarn

  260. Pingback: Streamer

  261. Pingback: Sefton Play Club

  262. Pingback: pupuk anorganik dan pupuk organik

  263. Pingback: pupuk terbaik adalah di pupukanorganik.com

  264. Pingback: pupuk anorganik terbaik

  265. Pingback: Pupuk Anorganik terbaik dan terpercaya di pupukanorganik.com

  266. Pingback: pupuk terbaik adalah di pupukanorganik.com

  267. Pingback: partners

  268. Pingback: future university

  269. Pingback: Top business degrees in Egypt

  270. Pingback: brain support supplement

  271. Pingback: protoflow where to buy

  272. Pingback: live sex cams

  273. Pingback: live sex cams

  274. Pingback: live sex cams

  275. Pingback: live sex cams

  276. Pingback: live sex cams

  277. Pingback: Queen Arwa University

  278. Pingback: Scientific Research

  279. Pingback: Kuliah Termurah

  280. Pingback: FiverrEarn

  281. Pingback: FiverrEarn

  282. Pingback: FiverrEarn

  283. Pingback: FiverrEarn

  284. Pingback: FiverrEarn

  285. Pingback: FiverrEarn

  286. Pingback: Generator Repair near me Sheffield

  287. Pingback: cheap sex cams

  288. Pingback: fullersears.com

  289. Pingback: fullersears.com

  290. Pingback: canine probiotics

  291. Pingback: live sex cams

  292. Pingback: live sex cams

  293. Pingback: marketplace

  294. Pingback: rare breed-trigger

  295. Pingback: abogado fiscal

  296. Pingback: efos y edos

  297. Pingback: Online laundry Bangalore

  298. Pingback: 늑대닷컴

  299. Pingback: Stacked symbol

  300. Pingback: One Peace AMV

  301. Pingback: One Peace AMV

  302. Pingback: nangs sydney

  303. Pingback: superslot

  304. Pingback: SEO services Singapore

  305. Pingback: allgame

  306. Pingback: 918kiss

  307. Pingback: หวย24

  308. Pingback: Professional makeup

  309. Pingback: pg slot

  310. Pingback: leak detection london

  311. Pingback: regles 421

  312. Pingback: cybersécurité

  313. Pingback: Raahe Guide

  314. Pingback: Raahe Guide

  315. Pingback: aplikasi slot online provider Pragmatic Play

  316. Pingback: Book a relationship counsellor

  317. Pingback: hotel in windham ny

  318. Pingback: nutritional supplements

  319. Pingback: megagame

  320. Pingback: apply evisa online

  321. Pingback: weight loss drops

  322. Pingback: weight loss injection

  323. Pingback: 220 swift

  324. Pingback: sicarios

  325. Pingback: SaaS Attorney

  326. Pingback: itsMasum.Com

  327. Pingback: itsMasum.Com

  328. Pingback: itsMasum.Com

  329. Pingback: sfr cybersecurite

  330. Pingback: mail frauduleux gendarmerie

  331. Pingback: salaire ingénieur cybersécurité

  332. Pingback: ingénieur en informatique salaire

  333. Pingback: nang tanks

  334. Pingback: nangs Sydney

  335. Pingback: nangs sydney

  336. Pingback: Plombier Tours

  337. Pingback: website

  338. Pingback: website

  339. Pingback: online chat rooms

  340. Pingback: talk to strangers

  341. Pingback: itsmasum.com

  342. Pingback: itsmasum.com

  343. Pingback: itsmasum.com

  344. Pingback: itsmasum.com

  345. Pingback: french bulldogs houston texas

  346. Pingback: joker gaming

  347. Pingback: Film institutionnel Nantes

  348. Pingback: Film institutionnel Nantes

  349. Pingback: oslo jobs

  350. Pingback: raleigh jobs

Comments are closed.