sierra-does-arts asked: Do/did you ever worry? You're famous now and stuff but when you were living paycheck to paycheck, did you ever worry you wouldn't make it? Not that you weren't talented enough, but just generally that you wouldn't be able to make rent and bills and student loan payments?
Yes. I was supporting myself with writing and I had two infant children. I was pretty terrified. But failure wasn’t really an option, not if the kids were going to eat.
brainstormye asked: I am going to try NaMoWriMo, if for no other reason than to get myself into the habit of daily writing. Any advice?
Well done, even if all you’ve done is decide to do it. The best advice I have for you is…
0) Have a story to tell. Know something about it, even if you don’t have it all plotted out.
1) Write every day. Make your word count. Train everyone to leave you alone while you’re writing.
2) Look at the pep talks on the NANOWRIMO website. Here’s mine: http://nanowrimo.org/pep-talks/neil-gaiman
viperdragoon asked: Hello Mr Gaiman. I am delighted to hear you will be in France for signings. While I really dont mind traveling through the whole country for a chance to see you in person, there is a good chance I wont be able to make it. Because if anything might delay you, I have a good chance to miss my train and then miss showing up for work the next day. Anyway my question is : Could it be possible to phone the library and ask them to make you sign a copy of one of your books so they can mail it to me ?
Sure, call the bookshop. Most bookshops are very happy to take phone orders for signed books, if there’s a signing going on.
watercolorstain asked: Dear Neil! One had to pre-register via email for the Vienna event, but they've reached full capacity and aren't accepting any more people. So excited to see you there! xx
Thanks for the info!