Bob the Freelancer Update

It’s been about a month so I figured it was time to provide an update:

Completed and Awaiting Publication

Cutting Edge Careers: Artificial Intelligence (Rosen )
“Things that Aren’t”, Analog Magazine, early 2007
In the News: Suicide Bombers (Rosen)

Delivered to Editor and Awaiting Edits or Proofs

“Troubleshooting”, Star Trek: Corps of Engineers (Pocket eBook); awaiting copy edited ms.
14 essays in You Said What? (William Morrow), saw edited ms., awaiting galleys
“Ghost Hunting” in untitled Phantom anthology (Moonstone Books); King Features approved, awaiting copy edited ms.
“Steel and Chrome” in untitled BattleTech anthology; editor indicates project back on line, may see a contract and editorial notes soon
Essay for untitled Wonder Woman collection (BenBella Books); awaiting copy edited ms.
Essay for Webslinger – Spider-Man collection – copy edited ms. back to editor
Media tie-in comic book – script in, awaiting approval before announcing
“Winter in Fairfield”, Fairfield Magazine

Writing Projects

“Only the Best for Cristina Yang” — essay for BenBella Grey’s Anatomy collection — due October 1, draft complete, waiting to see this week’s episode before polishing
“Things That Aren’t”-sequel — Michael A. Burstein has begun putting together plot notes
Actionopolis novel – currently being written
Predator: Flesh and Blood – Michael Jan Friedman at work on outline and opening chapter then hand off to me for first drafting
Star Trek: The Nex Generation: Slings and Arrows Book Five — outline due December 1
Back Issue: Round table dicussion about Star Trek comic books underway via e-mail
Custom comic book – samples with editor (now likely dead)
Media tie-in novel – first pitch nixed, researching to try again
Media tie-in book – Publisher investigating license
Media tie-in novel — two different publishers have since been informed the license has been placed elsewhere, now trying to find editor at winning publisher
Media tie-in book 3 – Both licensee and licensor have told me they want me to work on a project, with little in the way of details as of now, but it’s nice to be wanted
Original novel – revising proposal
Non-Fiction book collaboration – prepping outline and sample chapter

Editing Projects

Dark Forces — first attempt with talent rejected, project brought in house
7 unannounced Platinum Studios projects – all need artists, offers out to artists; all in various stages of development

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