Overnight Success at SF Novelists
Today I’m blogging over at SF Novelists. I talk a little about my recent book deal, and how writing is all about the long game. Oh, and I post another nifty graph.
What does it mean? What terrible, terrible secrets do I pry from this graph?
Not tellin’. You’ll have to click on over to find out.
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November 24, 2010 @ 10:51 am
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November 24, 2010 @ 1:29 pm
It went a little something like this: Your agent told them: “Of course we want to stay with DAW, you’ve done so much for him and Jim so values your insights, but he has a huge following now and they are going to go ga-ga for this new series with its contemporary setting and Smudge in it too, and I’ve had several editors from other houses mention to me that they’d love to do something with Jim if things don’t work out with DAW, and at this point we feel there needs to be a significant investment in Jim up front, especially as finances are so important right now, something that lets the booksellers know that you see him and back him as your own junior Terry Pratchett, etc.” And DAW got out their checkbook because they aren’t stupid.
Now, more hints about the new series please!
Jim C. Hines
November 24, 2010 @ 1:31 pm
Kat – Re: hints, did you see this article?
November 24, 2010 @ 4:57 pm
It’s great to hear, Jim! Hopefully if this continues you’ll be able to downsize your full time job soon, so you can spend more time writing and also spend more time with your kids.
November 25, 2010 @ 11:56 am
Ah, that explains Smudge. You are going to be able to play with everyone, aren’t you? It sounds like great fun.
Jim C. Hines
November 26, 2010 @ 9:48 am
Unfortunately, even if my writing income quadrupled, I couldn’t quit the day job. The health insurance situation in the U.S., combined with my family’s health issues, means I expect to be working the day job until I retire.