Tag: Unemployed on Purpose
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 @ […]