Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Maze Runner a NY Times Bestseller!

Today's been a good day for three very big reasons.

1. It's September 1st. To see how I feel about this date, go back and read my post from last year: CLICK HERE. Ignore all the stuff after the first bit.

2. I just turned in my manuscript for The Death Cure, the third and final book of The Maze Runner trilogy.

3. My agent called and gave me the news that The Maze Runner is now a NY Times Bestseller!

I have to admit, that last one hit me a lot harder than I ever would've thought. After all the years of hard work, all the rejections, all the revisions, all the disappointments, it really smacked me over the head and I got a little emotional. I'm so thankful to all the people who believed in me and helped this happen. ESPECIALLY all of my readers!!! Thank you.

63 comments:

SarahK said...

SO proud of you James!!

Sara Z. said...

Dude, that is SO AWESOME. Major dream come true, and I know how much you wanted this and have worked for it. I bow.

Suey said...

YES! That is beyond awesome. So excited for you! :)

Elle Strauss said...

A worthy book for the NYTBSL!

Dave said...

well, well, well ma man, you've done it. Quite deserved too! Next stop, #1. Keep up the good work. Congrats Dash!

Dave and the rest of the Gang
TLGBRS

Daron D. Fraley said...

Congratulations, James! It is a great book, and deserves to be on that list.

JaredNGarrett said...

Nice work, James. I really hope you take time tonight to relish the moment and the emotions.

It's not every day that you have a dream come totally true.

Congrats.

Bryan said...

Big congrats James! Rooting for you all the way - Bryan

Brodi Ashton said...

Yay James! I sit in awe of you.

Melinda said...

Hooray! That makes me feel like celebrating!!! I'm so dang happy for you!

Erin G. said...

That's amazing, James! Congratulations! You deserve it all! :)

Laura said...

Way to go! Very awesome.

Irish said...

Congrats James...Maze Runner is a book worthy of the NY Times. Soon Scortch Trials will be joining it. ;-)

Valerie Ipson said...

Sweet success!!! Congrats!

Emmie-Lew said...

Amazing! Congratulations! Enjoy the high- you deserve it!

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

It hasn't come without work. That's the most excited part. You've worked hard and for YEARS! It must be so rewarding.

I hope to be in your shoes in the future. We'll see. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Frank Cole said...

It was only a matter of time Broskie! You're one talented dude.

Summersfam said...

Congratulations, James!!!!!! That is an amazing accomplishment. That deserves some celebration!

Leesie Jones said...

Congrats! That's so shuckin awesome! It's well deserved Dashner.
I just started rereading THE MAZE RUNNER and I can totally see why. Man, it's so funny to reread it and understand all the slang and such. Brilliant by all means. Don't forget to reply to my email. Haha, I so wish I could talk to everyone about THE SCORCH but I won't for everyone's sake. *Tapes mouth shut*

Kelly M said...

Wa-hooo!! That is so awesome- congrats!

Vanessa M. said...

hehe... I didn't even have to go back to check out that post to remember what you wrote last year... I'm pretty sure your birthday was somewhere in that random talking. :)

Congratulations on NYTB! To me, all your books have been up there the whole time, it just took the rest of the world longer to realize your awesomeness.

Nathan Major said...

Congratulation! That is quite an achievement. You deserve it, and now you can put "By the New York Times Bestselling Author" on every book you write from now until the end of time. :D

Bella said...

yay! congratz, and well deserved :D

LanaTheIguana said...

Sweeeeet. I was reading your old post and it said that catching fire just got released lol. Now all. 3 books are released woot! I'm soooooo excited for the scorch trials and the death cure. !!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Congrats, James! You have worked super hard and been such an awesome mentor, too. Now that you're Mr. Big Time, don't get all snooty on us, k? =)

Congrats, again!

Anne Bradshaw said...

Congratulations, James! So glad for you. No one has worked harder. You're a shining light for writers everywhere.

Traci Hunter Abramson said...

Congrats James! We're all so proud of you!

Chris said...

Wow - such a watershed moment for you, and us, your readers. You are an inspiration for so many of us. Well done!

Brian said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

Jewel Allen said...

Congratulations James on this well-deserved accomplishment!

Tristi Pinkston said...

I couldn't be more proud of you or happy for you, James!

Taffy said...

Congrats, James! You've worked hard and are a great example to the newbie/wannabe me.

Shallee said...

Congrats, James! That's wonderful!

Julie Wright said...

Jamie!!! I am beyond proud of you! Congratulations! You are twenty shades of totally awesome!

Joan Sowards said...

Wow! That's wonderful. Congratulations!

Karen Pellett said...

It's a well deserved honor. Just don't forget all us poor, struggling writers who bask in your glory. J/K. You are one of the most down-to-earth, honestly cool guys. Congrats. You definitely deserved it. See you at the Roundup.

Juliana said...

So happy for you! I remember Jeff Savage predicting that you'd be a NYT bestseller after The Maze Runner hit the market. So glad to see it happen for you!

franklycreative said...

I saw Maze Runner in Sam's Club just yesterday and thought, I bet that book hits the NY best seller list one day. You made my thoughts prophetic--immediately! That is so awesome and I am so geunuinely happy for you.

CTW said...

Incredible news. You're the Man!

Dane, Son of Thor said...

Great Job!!

aubtobobtolob said...

I knew it was going to happen ;-).
We were on vacation a few weeks ago and in the hotel I was reading USA today, an interview with Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins was asked what book she recommends for her readers now that hers are done.... YOURS!!
So cool! You are Naomi's Hero!

Laurie LC Lewis said...

Congratulations for grabbing the brass ring and proving that hard work and endurance are key. Thanks for mentoring others and raising the bar! Enjoy the ride! You deserve it!

Epsilon said...

If you didn't get emotional after putting as much of yourself as you have into your book, you'd be crazy.

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is so wonderful. If you didn't get emotional, we'd wonder if you were alive. :) Congrats again.

victor12806 said...

I love your books but PLEASE stop writing y'all as ya'll - that is so wrong and I don't know how it made it past the editor - aren't they supposed to catch those things? Ya'll is NEVER right. Thanks for letting me vent. Keep the creative juices flowing!!

Christy said...

Major congratulations James! Allow yourself to enjoy it-that's what all that hard work is about. I'm a big fan of Maze Runner and it deserves to be on the list!

Daisy Whitney said...

I was thrilled to see your name on the list! Kudos!

Rachelle said...

Wowee! What a dream come true! Congratulations and thanks for being such an inspiration to the rest of us.

Sally T. said...

Congratulations!!! That's hard work well paid off! I knew it was good. Of course the rest of the world would eventually agree with me....

G.G. Vandagriff said...

James!
Great going! David and I are so excited for you! He has read the book and thinks it's really fantastic, so wasn't surprised at your news. I can't even imagine how it feels!

David Mudry said...

I just got back from the book store. I was there because my English teacher lost my original copy of MAZE, so I had to check out the bonus stuff, and probably reread it. Thank you Dashner. This is one of two books that I've bought multiple copies of, and the other one was DEATHLY HALLOWS.

Anonymous said...

no james, thank YOU! your books are totally intertaining and a great joy to read. your brilliant!

Ann said...

So saw that coming...congratulations! Sure glad that we had you visit before you were too big for us! All the best! I'm thinking that turning in a manuscript is a big day to celebrate, too.

Lisa said...

Congrats, James! What an outstanding accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

IS there anything happening on 13th reality book 4?

C.E. said...

Congratulations!!

starlight said...

YAY! CONGRATULATIONS!! you deserve it!!

a said...

Congratulations Mr. Dashner!

Jackson Porter said...

I'm not sure if I've commented yet. Internet had a mental break down.

Congrats Dashner, that's almost every author's dream: To be a New York Times Bestseller. That's exciting.

-Jackson

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats James, on all levels! Turning in manuscripts, hitting the NYT bestsellers list, all of it. You so deserve it.

Anonymous said...

When does the death cure come out?

Michelle Lee said...

OMG, I LOVE YOUR BOOOKS SOO MUCHOS !!
- The Maze Runner
&
- The Scorch Trials .
i can read it over & over .
i already read the 2nd book
2 times .
now im rereading the first book
now , im going crazy over on waiting
with the 3rd book
- The death Cure .
it's such a long time to wait !
i started loving reading
when i first read The Maze Runner .
i fell in love with reading somehow
when i read it , i love the
2nd book , it touched me .
i sayy it grabbed me more then
the first one maybe .
i cant waitt till the 3rd one comes out !!
im going crazy seriously ,
i cannot wait another minute right now ,
cause i really really really need to read the 3rd book !!!!
- ML .

Ceska said...

I love this story! Like I said in my headline this story is like somthing that came from a dream (isn't that were it all starts from? :}) that you just don't want to wake up from. Don't get me wrong this story is amazing and a good read.I highly recomend this tale to readers who read the hunger games and loved it. Back to the story it had me thinking and thinking about it, things like how were they suppose to get out of the maze?