Our profession offers us some benefits. One important one for me is the ability to stay at home. This allows me to be a stay-at-home mom while contributing to the household, but it also means that my once fit body wasted away into nothing.
I have somewhat of an excuse. In 2006, I was diagnosis with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and with this condition, losing weight is difficult. Not only do I have to exercise, I have to watch the foods I eat.
“I don’t know why you always have to hold these meetings at night, Vincent,” Charles scoffed before he sat down before the large oaken desk. Charles Middleton was the editor-in-chief of Dark Sky Publishing, a publishing company that published Gothic horror.
Vincent Delacroix sat back in his ebony leather office chair and folded his hands on the desk. He stared at Charles, feeling angry at the man’s suggestion. To him, Charles was a weak man, unable to perform the smallest task that Vincent needed him to.
Vincent was the CEO and founder of Dark Sky Publishing. He built the company up from the ground, attending to it much like he would a lover. The company was Vincent’s baby, and he preferred to hire only the brightest individuals in the publishing field. It was one reason that his company was as successful as it was. He knew the economy and the needs of those authors he represented—and the editors.