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Tag: Holly Myer

In Which we Bid Adieu to Zac Efron, and 90-Day Challenges

It’s finished. Three long months ago, I undertook a challenge to write a novel in 90 days, with the aid of a book called, uncannily enough, “The 90-Day Novel.” I took with my on my journey my friend and colleague Holly Myer, who was going to draw ninety illustrations in that same time period. How […]

July 2nd, 2014Still Life Las Vegas

The Bitter and the Sweet Blog– Guess Who I Play?

In which we check in our participants of the 90-Day Challenge, one happy and one hapless, at the 2/3 mark, and discover that things are looking up. But not for everyone. Some of Holly’s work James Sie: We’re on day, what? 56? Are you on track? Holly Meyers: Okay, slightly less focused that I thought, bc I’m still technically behind […]

May 30th, 2014Still Life Las Vegas

Zac Efron Hijacks My Week 4 Blog

Disney movies. And now Zac Efron. Since beginning this 90-Day Novel Challenge I’ve been checking in with my cohort and pal Holly Myer (who is going to be drawing 90 illustrations in 90 days) and our conversation has been turning ever to the sunny side, much to my dismay. I chalk it up to Holly’s […]

May 5th, 2014Still Life Las Vegas

Week 1 Recap— 90-Day Challenge Gone Disney

WARNING: The following text-chat recap of my 90-Day Creative Challenge contains scenes and images of intense Disney-fication. May be too saccharine for more cynical readers. How this element crept into my blog is unknown. Perhaps it is a natural result of bringing together two people who met in an animation studio. I, however, blame Holly […]

April 9th, 2014Still Life Las Vegas

No April Fools— 90 Day Challenge Begins Today!

I’ve done it. After a massive assist from my illustrator, Sungyoon Choi, the manuscript of Still Life Las Vegas has been delivered to my editor Sara at St. Martin’s Press. Nothing so hefty as a giant stack of papers boxed up and shipped, just a digital PDF Dropboxed over the internet, but it’s a weighty milestone […]

April 1st, 2014Still Life Las Vegas

I’m a Twit, and Other Revelations

So, first thing: I’ve joined that adult ball pit of ampersands, hashtags, and bad abbreviations: Twitter. Can U blieve it? @SieJames.  Twitter has all the self-absorption and addictive monitoring of Facebook, but with fewer words. Smaller chunks of creamy indulgence, kind of like bite-sized Three Musketeer Bars. Love me. Love me! LOVE ME! my @ […]

March 20th, 2014Still Life Las Vegas