Posted By caveo on July 14, 2006
Okay, here’s the shorthand news:
Weâ€™ve signed off on the initial film option for HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS. HOWEVER – since that was only done last Friday, there are a lot of things that still need paying a lot of attention to before an announcement is madeÂ – and we don’t expect to be ready for that until AFTER Comicon.
There may be an announcement/press release made just prior to the Con to promote our producersâ€™ formal involvement, but that won’t be as loudly trumpeted as the deal with the studio will be (which we still expect to have closed before month’s end). And at this point, I needed to decide within a day or so if it would be more to my advantage to stay here and finish other work instead of attending Comicon.
Simon & Schuster is already planning on giving out ARC’s to select readers (retailers, reviewers, and other creators, mostly) which CAN be done without me there. And so Iâ€™m going to sit it out this year.
There are a LOT of reasons I desperately WANT to be there… but productivity-wise, it’s going to be a less efficient use of my time than finishing other work (such as the DRAGONS sequel, and the second fantasy series Iâ€™m discussing with S&S, and the standalone weâ€™re discussing with Atria Books)â€¦
So – I’m thinking of just buckling down to finish the new books (which I may just be delivering to my editor in person), then looking towards the retailer dinners S&S is setting up in CA and the actual film announcement as the preambles to the book launch/signing tour this Fall.
I’m ten days from completing Book Two – which lets us double the announcements to come: the film sale, and the plan that every October, there will be a new sequel published in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica.
I desperately want to be in San Diego, but this is the best long term plan for what I hope to become the most direct line to my future.
If youâ€™d like to drop me a note, Iâ€™ll be here, writing. Which is just as it should be.