Wednesday, August 5, 2009

MAZE Giveaway and Loose Cords


Hey, I noticed a fellow blogger is giving away an ARC of THE MAZE RUNNER. Head over to the Must Read Faster blog for a chance to win it. CLICK HERE. Looks like it's open until August 11th.

I'm also planning on giving away a few more here in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

Update on my knee: it hurts. I was playing basketball yesterday and it seriously felt like a cord ripped off and swung around like Tarzan on crack inside my whole leg. Pretty sure that's not normal. It's now swollen up worse than the original time I hurt it.

Anyway, you won't believe what I did. I made a doctor's appointment! They can't see me until next Thursday. Which stinks, but at least I'm on the way. Every part of me says I'm going to need surgery, which really worries me considering I have almost a month-long release tour coming up in October. Maybe I can postpone it. (the surgery, not the tour you silly!)

Hope everyone's having a great week.

Lyrics of the Day:

Crazy, but that's how it goes
Millions of people, living as foes.
Maybe it's not too late,
To learn how to love,
And forget how to hate.

Crazy Train, Ozzy Osbourne (See! He's not so evil and satanic, now is he?)

25 comments:

Laura said...

Alright James. I was seriously thinking about your knee even before I saw your post. I wanted an update.

Take a deep breath.

You're going to be fine. Knee surgery is usually easy to recover from. It's not unusual to get back to walking a couple days, and for some people, the next day.

You would be looking at orthoscopic- so no huge scars, and less invasive.

The worst part of the whole deal is the dread you're already experiencing. Once you get the low down from your Dr. and accept your fate, it gets a lot easier.

Surgery is usually in and out- for you I can't see how it wouldn't be.

And, you'll totally recover. I'm a dancer and I haven't slowed down at all. Once you're healed, your going to be good to go.

I swear, you're going to be fine- but yes- it still sucks having to go through it.

Wil S. said...

James,

This is Wil Stelzer, athe one who has for the past... er two months, been too distracted to post on your blog. So sorry for that (your blog is still my homepage though!).

Glad to see major progress on all your books, especially the 13th reality 3, (looking forward to it the most! Hopefully I'm allowed to walk to the bookstore on my own by then. )

-Wil,
your insane, forgetful, chocoholic fan

Wil S. said...

(p.s. form wil)

that sucks about your knee, though the tarzan simile was hilarious.

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Cool! I gotta check these opportunities out.

nkrell said...

Sorry to hear about your knee. A friend of mine had knee surgery recently. He also injured it while playing basketball. It was recreational ball...no NBA playoff game or anything like that. Now he walks with a limp. Don't get me wrong, it's very distinguished, kind of like a scar. It adds character. And hey, there are worse things in life.

Taffy said...

My husband played sports from when he could crawl up through high school. No major injuries. UNTIL he started playing church ball! He had a similar ouch happen. It hurt but then felt better so he didn't go to the doctor.
Played church ball and hurt it worse.
Shall I tell you what happened?
Torn ACL and menscuss (sp??) Had surgery. No limp. Little scar. A few internal screws. Doesn't beep at the airport.
He has chosen not to play church ball anymore...

Enna Isilee said...

... ... Okay. It took me about 5 minutes to get that picture. It's kind of like Mad Gab.

My dad had surgery on both his knees, and he's doing just fine. With current technologies recovery time is greatly reduced.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

the cartoon character was definitely memorable!

L.T. Elliot said...

Sorry about your knee. Take it easy, James! We can't have you on the bench when Maze comes out. Hoping you feel better soon!

Book Lady said...

Thanks for the plug :)

Magenta said...

Well, I sure don't need another ARC of Maze, since I'm already getting one. (Still waiting, actually. But it should come any day now. ^,^) So good luck to whoever else enters that other giveaway contest!

It seems people are holding lots of these kind of giveaways! How fun! That includes Dave, btw. He's gonna be holding some contests soon too. I'm obligated (not really) to put a link here, in case someone's interested:

http://thelateinergangbookreviewspot.blogspot.com/

Those looking for a chance to win a copy of Alvor by Laura Bingham, Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau, or something other than those, better head to that site. But look out... I'm going after Alvor myself!

Sorry about your knee, Dude. (You sure like making those crack jokes, don't you? ^,~)

Ooh, btw, I just finished reading Dark Infinity today!!! You'll be plenty cheered up, James, to hear that I just looooved it! It was better than Curious Letters, for sure! Of course, you did leave me with lots more burning questions than before...

Ha ha, now I know what you meant about Tick needing therapy after this adventure. ^_^ Can't wait 'til next April for Shattered Hope.

Here's my book blog URL. I'm going to post a review very soon, so if anyone wants to check it out, be my guest. Please.

http://bettinasbooks2009.blogspot.com/

Amy Lundebrek said...

Sorry to hear about your knee, Dude!

Here's another oft-misinterpreted Ozzy lyric:

"I tell you to enjoy life, I wish I could but it's too late."

Magenta said...

Alright, I'm done now. Here's the actual review:

http://bettinasbooks2009.blogspot.com/2009/08/hunt-for-dark-infinity-by-none-other.html

Hope you enjoy it. ^,^

Kimberly said...

Mondo big sympathies on the knee. Wrecked mine a couple years back and it's maddening how necessary to normal life that whole crazy ability to walk thing is. Hope there's a quick fix!

Carolyn V. said...

Ew, sorry about the knee. Ouch.

James Dashner said...

Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm just a big baby.....

Heather B. Moore said...

If it's the ACL, it will be surgery. But you would be in so much pain, that you wouldn't be able to put weight on it. If it's the miniscus, they don't do surgery on that anymore. 10 years ago they would have insisted. It takes 6 weeks to heal. Make sure if they are talking surgery get a 2nd opinion. My husband had a complete tear on his miniscus and the first doctor (trusted surgeon who had done several surgeries on various family members) said surgery. We set the date. Then went to get a 2nd opinion, then a 3rd. The other 2 docs said NO surgery.

James Dashner said...

I don't know, Heather. Tiger Woods won the US Open with a torn ACL, and my bro-in-law went months before he finally had surgery.

We shall see.....

numberonedashnerfan said...

James if you DO have to get surgery you will be fine both my parents have had knee surgery before (one because it was broke but anywho) they were fine they did have bed rest for a couple of weeks and my mom had to have pt for a few weeks and that was back in 200 and there surgery methods have improved so I bet you will be all better by october If you have to get surgery......Just case anyone cares I went to build a bear again 4th time this month!!!!!!!! to bad i spent all of my allowance....and next months..... hehe oh well build a bear is worth it.....TIKI TIKI MAN

numberonedashnerfan said...

2002* .... btw utes started practice today......

Hillary said...

Knee injuries suck. I just tore my ACL a few months ago and I still can't play soccer until December!

It was really swollen and I coudn't put a lot of weight on it for a week. But the surgery wasn't bad. And I got an awesome scar!

Magenta said...

Hiya! Sorry to take attention away from Dashner's knee injury, buuuut...

I got Maze Runner, I got Maze Runner, ha, ha, ha-ha, ha!

Everyone should come and see! I'll be posting about it right now on both my blogs:

http://magentacarmineroberts.blogspot.com/

http://bettinasbooks2009.blogspot.com/

And please, PLEASE comment!

Dave said...

You should all sign up for the maze contest. One of the best books ever!

Dave said...

Oh, and James, I feel for you with the knee, as I had the same problems with my back from being hit by a drunk driver a few years back. My best advice (which in sure is a no brainer, but still...) If you are told you NEED surgery. You might indeed, but I'd get a couple second opinions. Sometimes a cortizone shot goes a long way with a knee. And I know this sounds bad but with healthcare, some docs will push surgery, even if it could help, but not 100%. I went through that too. Just please make sure you do what's best for you and your fam. That's the bottom line. None of us want to see you get surgery, but we all want to see you better too!
Dave

James Dashner said...

Yay Magenta!!!!!!