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Hollywood and Regular Business Hours – A Rare Occurrence

Status:

Super happy today. So much good news with Lisa Shearin hitting the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists!

Listening To:

THAT’S JUST WHAT YOU ARE by Aimee Mann

I just closed a major film deal and I’m taking a moment to savor the fact that I closed the deal while at the office and during regular business hours.

This almost never happens.

I have closed film deals
* while in the back seat of a New York Taxi
* at a 9 p.m. at a restaurant, with me standing next to the bathrooms
* while standing on a street corner in NYC
* while standing in the front entry of a shopping center with one finger stuck in my ear so I could hear
* while in my pajamas, in bed for the night, on my mobile phone

Oh Hollywood. Today’s event might never happen again. I’d better enjoy it!


4 Responses

  1. Elissa Hunt said:

    Congratulations on the deal! And you’re right, the circumstance is not likely to ever be repeated. Savor it. 🙂

  2. Rale Miller said:

    congratulations, I can’t imagine how excited you must feel. I’ve just completed my 3rd and final draft of my trilogy entitled the THE TWINS’. I’ll be sending you guy a query shortly…but again, let me say congratulations

  3. Greg Hansen said:

    Neat! I’ve often wondered sometimes what people are talking about, when I see them excuse themselves from a dinner table at a restaurant, etc, to go into some private corner, for a private conversation on there cell. Now I’ll be wondering if there closing some big book, or movie deal.

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