Actually, he was working on an extension. Originally the deadline was a week earlier, but he got an extra seven days from his publisher to be able to attend the Oscars. ‘‘Which was very nice of them,’’ Quick said.
Meanwhile, his young adult novel ‘‘Forgive Me Leonard Peacock’’ is being published in August. And he has just signed to write a new novel, which Quick said he has all in his head but hasn’t written a word of yet. ‘‘I've got to get that done.’’
The problem is that news outlets and others continue to want to talk to him.
‘‘I'm very grateful for the distractions, but I've been overwhelmed with requests. ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ has been translated into 20 languages. I enjoy having these conversations ... but I think pretty soon I'm going to have shut that down. I have to find a balance.’’