As an author there are many elements to the role which you never thought or even imagined you'd have to do. I've just undertaken on such task: asking permission to use a quotation.
It might sound like the easiest request in the world, but it isn't. I'm not going to go into details, but I have been working hard researching a specific quotation which I wish to include in the front of a book. I can't find the quotations details anywhere, so have no other option than to contact the family requesting their kind permission.
I'm an author, I use words everyday and yet, when it came to writing a letter trying to explain the personal whys and wherefores of my request - I couldn't express myself. What is that all about? Anyway, the letter has now been sent so I'm asking that you all send positive vibes around the globe so my wish is granted. I'll be over the moon if it is, in fact I'll probably cry with joy!
I'll let you know how it goes. Finger crossed!