Monday, November 24, 2014

A Milestone of Sorts


I realized recently that the last book I finished was my 315th novel, which means I've written a hundred books since the fire in January '08. That's 100 books, plus 30 pieces of shorter fiction ranging from flash stories to 15,000 word novellas, in 82 months. No wonder I'm tired.

21 comments:

Scott Parker said...

Wow. Just wow. Congrats, James. A magnificent achievement.

Cap'n Bob said...

And every one a winner. Amazing, astounding, and startling.

Tom Johnson said...

Congratulations, James! Hey, Mike Avalonne would be proud of you.

Kathleen Rice Adams said...

James, you are astoundingly prolific. I don't know how you accomplish all you accomplish, but I'm glad you do. :-)

Walker Martin said...

Hey Cap'n Bob, Amazing, Astounding, and Startling, are the only fiction magazines that James hasn't appeared in!

Bill Crider said...

You're tired, and I'm in awe. I'm especially in awe of how good you're looking. I didn't know you'd started wearing glasses, though.

James Reasoner said...

Walker, I had the same thought. Years ago Livia and I both sold stories to a trade paperback anthology series called THE NEW BLACK MASK. I was thrilled. No, it wasn't the real thing, but still, it said BLACK MASK on the cover. Only by the time our stories came out, the series title had been changed to A MATTER OF CRIME. I was still glad for the sale (which paid pretty well, as I recall), but disappointed that I wasn't going to be in THE NEW BLACK MASK.

Keith West said...

Congratulations! It sounds like you're well on your way to breaking Asimov's record for number of books published.

Peter Brandvold said...

Congratulations, James. Quite a milestone. And you're lookin' sexy. Must be the glasses!

Charles Gramlich said...

There are no words!

tragon11 said...

Congratulations! Quite an amazing achievement.

Bob Vardeman said...

Congratulations, James. A really fine record without sacrificing quality.

Rick said...

That is an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations, get some rest and come up pounding the keys. Wow!

Oscar said...

Good grief! 315+? Congratulations! You deserve a break from all the hard work.

Ed Gorman said...

One of my all-time favorite writers--and you're so damned prolific too. I need to take a nap just for reading your post. Congratulations, James.

Randy Johnson said...

Good deal James.

RJR said...

Few writers work a shard as you do, James. Congrats.

RJR

Chap O'Keefe said...

Yes, James, a "milestone of sorts"... a most remarkable sort, as many of the people commenting are well situated to recognize! Congratulations to you and Livia for getting your productive household back on track with such efficiency and finesse after 2008. And you didn't mention the work you do on the always absorbing and helpful Rough Edges. It remains top of my blog-surfing list.

Neil Waring said...

Much more than a milestone of sorts. More than impressive. Well done.

Suresh Ramasubramanian said...

Congratulations. That's quite a milestone

Cap'n Bob said...

Walker--I'm pleased you got my references.