So, a couple days ago — in fact, on May 5 — I tweeted, thusly:
For those looking for Constellation 3: Lee&Miller have written more than 100k of short fic since the last story in Constellation 2.
— Sharon Lee (@ClanKorval) May 5, 2014
. . .meaning to convey that we were still about 50 grand away from actually having enough words to pitch Constellation Three to Madame the Editor.
Yesterday, Madame the Agent wrote to say that she had a note from Madame the Editor, asking how many stories/words we had exactly. We totted them up, allowed as how we knew that Madame would want an authors’ introduction and some few words about each story, sent the information along. . .
. . .with the result that we have agreed to go to contract with Liaden Universe® Constellation Volume 3, with a delivery date (that being the day and hour that Madame expects to have the manuscript on her desk) in mid-July.
Which just goes to show what I know.
Thanks to everyone who supported the first two Constellations, and who wrote to let us know that they would happily do the same for a third Constellation. . .soon. . .