Thursday, December 4, 2008

Back to Normal

Today was literally the first day since I quit my job several months ago that I didn't have a very pressing deadline or was on the road travelling. So it's been nice to get into a routine and figure out what I need to accomplish the next 3 months before Book 2 of THE 13TH REALITY comes out.

Most important, of course, is Book 3 of that same series. I'm very excited to work on that. Extremely excited. Like, really, really excited. Bumblebees on crack excited. Yeah.

So I headed to Kmart early this morning, like any upstanding young author would do on his first day of stress-free work. I bought the following: 2 mini-packs of Kleenex, a bag of cough drops, a sweet planner/notes portfolio, and the game Othello. I bet no person in the history of Kmart has ever bought that combination before. I'm special.

Yeah, I'm still lingering sickly. Coughing, runny nose. Nothing too bad, but just enough to annoy me. I curse the very first germ that gave birth to the trillions since.

One of our most faithful followers here at the Dashner Dude is worried I didn't get her email telling me how much she liked the Advance Reader Copy of THE HUNT FOR DARK INFINITY. Q, my good friend, I did receive it, and you made my day. I'm so glad you didn't hate it.

I still haven't heard from Krista on my rewrites. Maybe once I do, I won't be so stress free anymore.

Don't forget the big Christmas party at The King's English tonight! It starts at 5:30. And I'll be at Liberty Park tomorrow afternoon doing a thing for Salt Lake City Youth. Apparently Santy Clause is going to give away 200 of my books to children in need. Is that awesome or what?! (For the life of me I can't figure out how his creepy little elves got the rights from my publisher to make those in the NP toy shop. Fascinating stuff.)

Talk to ya soon.


Unknown said...

Here's to counting the days until THE HUNT FOR DARK INFINITY!!

Anna said...

I hear that elves have their ways.

J.N. Future Author said...

hehe, yes Q was having coniptions! (and you DIDNT hear it from me. and Q isn't reading this - it doesn't exist)

how many faithful followers do you have?


I'm excited for tonight! I can't wait! I just hope I can go!

C. LaRene Hall said...

I’ve been wondering when your next book is being released. One of my grandson’s is terribly disappointed because that is what he wanted for Christmas. I told him I’ll get it to him for his birthday in June. He lives in Windsor, Colorado. Do you ever get that direction on your book tours? It’s near Fort Collins.You are his favorite author.

LouMac said...

I can't wait for your book. It's going to be great. I can tell.

Here's to your day of relaxing! May there be many more to come. Enjoy it while you can.

I love Kmart. One time I bought Halloween earrings, a costume, a Christmas Tree, and a ring for my mom, all in one day. (I must be pretty special too!)

LouMac said...

I'm an elf!

I'm just kidding! I'm not, but I wish I was. They are pretty smart and know just how to deceive people and get their mischievous ways.

Trust me, I know! (I'm not saying, but probably by experience.)

Q said...

Of course I didn't hate it, you silly author! It was really good. I liked it better than the first, even, to all of you fellow blog readers.

Don't listen to Jacoby. I wasn't having conniptions, I was just worried.

J.N. Future Author said...

conniptions I tell you!


L.T. Elliot said...

Happy Birthday!

Sorry we couldn't make it to the party tonight but if it makes you feel better, I know I'm getting some of your books for Christmas this year. Santa accidentally let the cat out of the bag.
Smart little elves are managing to get a hold of a lot of your books these days!

Happy Holidays & best wishes on your B-day!

L.T. Elliot

Anonymous said...

It was so nice to meet you in person tonight at the King's English. I promised I would comment tonight, and even though it is technically Dec. 5th, I think I should get credit. Thanks again for the books and the words of encouragment. We aspiring authors need all we can get.

*Remember- it's Jen not Jennifer :)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I hope you feel better soon, James! I can't wait to see what you come up with for book 3!!!

Frank Cole said...


It was so great to catch up with you the other day. I really enjoyed hanging out and swapping stories about the south and that ARC you gave me was just, just wonderful... Yeah, none of that stuff's ever happened yet. Yeah.

Mindy Holt said...

Ok, where have I been, is it too late to get an ARC?