Monday, August 4, 2008
A couple of quick notes inspired by the comments for my last post:
First, several of you told me I should've gotten an iPhone. I agree they are great. Really, really cool. But I'm sorry, not $500 cool. That's what a new one would cost me. I got my nV2 from Verizon for FREE, and me likey very much. Plus, I ALREADY have an iPod. I don't care if some publisher gave me a billion dollars tomorrow, I won't just throw away money. My mama taught me well!
Second, have any of you people actually READ my book? :-) I called her Jane because of Mistress Jane, the villain in Book 1. I'm hurt, very, very hurt. Okay, not really.
Moving on . . . last night we watched the LEMONY SNICKET movie for the first time. Not sure how or why we missed it when it came out, but there you have it. I have to say, I was very pleasantly surprised. It's worth watching just for the cinematography and Jim Carrey as Count Olaf. And the kid actors were great. I really enjoyed it.
I also watched some of the first preseason football game on NBC. I do this every year. Get all excited, get goosebumps when I hear Al Michaels' and John Madden's voices for the first time in months. And then reality hits me and I realize the game means nothing and I get bored quickly. But at least it means the real season is only a month away!
I need to do a post on contracts soon since I've gotten several emails about it. I promise I will. Boy have I learned a lot since getting a contract from a NY publisher.
Speaking of emails, I must apologize. I've always prided myself on answering every email I get, but it's grown difficult lately. Some I've neglected are even from good friends. I'm sorry! But I promise I'll be better once I'm full time and THE MAZE RUNNER is complete. Starting next week even, I plan to answer at least 10 a day until I can do more. So patience, it's a virtue!
My email is listed on the right side if you scroll down a bit, by the way.
Other than that, this is my last week at The Job, and I'm not too shook up about it. I'll miss the people I work with, but, ya know, I'll get over it. It'll be such a relief to only have ONE job. :-)
For any of you who might be going to the LDSBA this week in Utah, I have a signing at the Deseret Book booth at 11:30 on Wednesday. Come see me!
Posted by James Dashner at 8:27 AM