You’ll be happy to know that the man who once lambasted you for writing
tie-ins, is now trying to get a job…writing tie-ins. I fucking love that guy!
I had to check this out for myself. Sure enough, Jim is sniffing around for tie-in work:
I sent an email to a gentleman at Black Flame
today, inquiring about possible work on the media tie-ins his imprint
produces… The way I figure it is this: go where the work is… It’ll be a challenge, I’m sure. It’s always easier to work with
wholly original material than with licensed properties, but it’s a
credit and a paycheck, and that’s what matters.
This struck me as an odd switcheroo, coming from a man who once described me as follows:
"For a man who makes his living writing television show
pastiches for those who cannot summon the intellectual wherewithal to tackle
original mystery fiction, he’s painfully full of himself…"
I wish Jim the best of luck in his endeavors to become as painfully full of himself as I am. If you would like to find out more about the tie-in field, I invite you to visit the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and browse through their wealth of articles on the subject.