Check Your Phone

Whose message are you opening first?
A man looking for a ghostwriter for his new novelette, tentatively titled The King In Yellow, which will be published as an e-book. You admire people who self-publish, and you've worked on copy for digital books before. You sent him your rates some time back. He must've gotten them now that he's texting you.
Your friend runs a boutique travel company called Mr. Chesney's Pilgrim Parties, which is in the middle of developing its website. He met up with you over coffee days ago to talk about it, but glossed over the details. Looking for clarification, you follow up with him and send your rate sheet.