Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Dave Sim's blogandmail #15 (September 26th, 2006)

All this week the Blog & Mail is brought to you by Dave Sim Collected Letters 2004

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Dave Sim Collected Letters 2004

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Okay, this is the end of week two and it seems pretty clear that the choice is between actually answering my mail or continuing with the Blog & Mail. Just out of curiosity, I asked Chester and John and Siu and Han what length of time they would pick if they started a pool to decide how long I would keep this up. Balancing how much of my life it was already taking up against the fact that I did a monthly comic book for 26 years the lowest guess was two weeks and the highest guess was three weeks.

At that point—after briefly considering starting a pool then and there, making it to four weeks, packing it in and taking their money—I thought: the key thing will be to not set a precedent that you get 3,000 to 5,000 words every day. As soon as I can I have to do a real short one so they know that some days that's just going to happen. They're Big Yahoos (for the most part). They can take it.

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Unlike the Blog & Mail, if you buy a copy of Collected Letters it will be 587 pages long when you buy it and when you wake up tomorrow it will still be 587 pages long! A specious argument, to be sure, but it means I get to go to bed now!

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