Bucket List 41-50

notebookHa! I should have started doing these twenty at a time because the first item on today’s list relates to #40. And iPods. And how I should get one–which I did, but then lost it. And I’m halfway through the list. Yay!

41. Learn how to use the iPod I should get before I do that…*nods* [I sort of learned how before I lost it. Darn things are tiny! And yay for iPhones!]

42. Clean out my office and get it organized. [I’ve moved offices. But this is still on the list. Because I still have stuff in the old office and the new office is totally disorganized. Again. :P]

43. See a wild wolf.

44. Reread the “In Death” series… [Did this. Several times. Not marking it off because I’ll read them all again!]

45. …and the Witchworld (Andre Norton) series – at least the ones I’ve collected. [I’m still finding newer ones that came out after I quit reading. That’ll be a vacation project on of these years.]

46. Watch all the DVDs on my TBW list. [See #30 which had to do with books on my TBR pile. Another unreachable intangible! 😆 ]

47. Attend RWA Nationals. [I go every year now. Maybe I should change this to Thrillerfest, since I also belong to the ITW now. Hrmmmm…]

48. Meet Jim Butcher. (Author of the Dresden series of books) [This could happen. I’ve met his wife and sister. On Twitter, anyway. 😆 ]

49. Write a screenplay that is made into a movie.

50. Write a book that is optioned so I get to write the screenplay that is made into a movie.

I’ve written a couple of screenplays. I have a couple of books that might make good movies. Well…I think so anyway. So, here’s a question for you. What book that you’ve written (writers) or read (readers) would you like to see made into a movie?shifty-eyes-ani2faster


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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7 Responses to Bucket List 41-50

  1. Cool items in this ten, Silver. Good luck getting the office organized. Mine was semi-organized for like a week after we moved here. I keep meaning to read Andre Norton. I found a whole box of her books at a thrift sale of some sort years ago, and now they’re sitting on a shelf taunting me. Have you read Jim Butcher’s epic fantasy series? It’s way cool. I could totally see some of your books being made into movies, Silver, but…

    And here’s my problem with your question… Hollywood totally screws up like 90% of the books made into movies (more now than they used to). I don’t want to see them screw up your stories or my stories or the stories I love to read. I finally broke down and watched ‘Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief’ and arrgghh. On the other hand, if you could find someone to do it successfully, I’d love to see Fablehaven by Brandon Mull made into a movie.

    • Silver James says:

      Yeah, I know Hollywood messes up but still…:lol: I do have one screenplay that I would have loved to Sam Elliott and Tom Selleck in. I’m afraid they might be a little long in the tooth now. I keep toying with the idea of turning the screenplay into a book–a Gothic Western. Like I have time for more projects, right?!? 🙄

      I love Andre Norton. I started with THE BEASTMASTER and THE SIOUX SPACEMAN and then moved into the Witchworld series. They’ve held up well!

  2. ban says:

    Hmmm, I’d be lost without my iPhone and not because of all the apps – I hate working on such a tiny screen – I needs my music !!!

    I don’t even have an office girl so cheer up. I work at the kitchen table :/

    I soooo need to read the Dresden series … and the In Death series

    And, to answer your question: I can’t say I’d like to see ANY of my stories made into a movie ’cause they could never cast my characters and I know they’d mess up the story –
    EDIT: I see B.E. is of the same mind on this 😉

    B.E. – And now you know why I have to see a movie first if it’s based upon a book; if I do it the other way I HATE the movie. I am lucky and can ignore most of the movie if I read the book second. It’s like being able to re-visit a world I liked living in only getting the ‘this is what REALLY happened’ account !

    • Silver James says:

      I usually have a good sense of any actor/actress I’d like to see as my characters. Signing them to star is another question. 😆 And yeah, my iPhone is HEAVY on the music!!!!

  3. bookwyrm217 says:

    If you came to Dragon*Con this year, you could cross #48 off.

  4. On 45: I have most (not all, but over 80″ pb shelf space) of Andre Norton’s books, but they’re so old some have under $.50 prices on the covers. I tweet daily quotes from the Witch World series from @sueannbowling about 1 week in four (including today’s, “She would have to rely on her own choices and powers.” Norton. Context?) Then each Wednesday on my blog I give the contexts for the previous week, including a link to goodreads for the book.

  5. jblynn says:

    I love your lists! I get a lot of emails from readers saying that they’d like to see my Hitwoman series made into movies. I’ve optioned a screenplay…not all it’s cracked up to be…. 😉

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