So Stephen King said I'm Talented


“If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn’t bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.” – Stephen King
Okay, so he didn’t say it directly or anything. But after months of back and forthing with the IRS over ITINs and W-8 forms, learning to read Government-ese, one-handed knife fights with the muppets at Australia Post and being prison-sexed by the exchange rate of the crippled US greenback with a historically high Australian dollar, there IS money in my bank account that wasn’t there a few days ago.
And while I didn’t use it to pay the light bill, I paid the mortgage, which is a like a light bill on crack.
So yes, Steve, I’m quoting you on that one, baby.


14 Responses to “So Stephen King said I'm Talented”

  1. Serena says:

    It’s as though you are best friends. Really, he’s talking to YOU.

    • Well, I was talking to him the other day, and I said “Steve, my friend, the writer gig is a funny old business…”
      And he said “Who the fuck are you and what are you doing in my house?”

  2. Shawn Wesley says:

    Lol Jay! I would agree though, you ARE talented =)

  3. Hell yeah! I sure hope I can say the same soon.

    • I don’t think anybody ever accused the publishing industry of moving “too fast”.
      It’s a good thing I didn’t run out and buy that yacht as soon as I signed my contract like the voices told me to.

  4. eddielouise says:

    Congrats! It is pretty good company you keep.

  5. Clara says:

    OMG he was totally talking to you Jay ; D

  6. thank god it’s friday night and I just (just just just just) got paid!
    (doing the n’sync dance for you. Come on, I know you know it.)

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