Bob the Freelancer Update

It’s snowing outside and I am working from home today. Since I got an early start on the day job, I’m taking a moment to prep for Farpoint and figured it was time to figure out where I was with my various assignments.

There remains a thrill when you see the printed work regardless of how long you’ve been at this business. On Saturday I received my contributor copies to the current Analog and to see my name on the cover of this venerable publication was a particular delight. It never gets old.

Completed and Awaiting Publication

Cutting Edge Careers: Artificial Intelligence (Rosen)
In the News: Suicide Bombers (Rosen)

Delivered to Editor and Awaiting Edits or Proofs

14 essays in You Said What? (William Morrow), made editor’s corrections 1/8; awaiting galleys
“Ghost Hunting” in untitled Phantom anthology (Moonstone Books); King Features approved, made copy editor and King Feature corrections 2/14; awaiting galleys
“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.
Media tie-in comic book – script in, awaiting approval before announcing
“Only the Best for Cristina Yang” — essay for BenBella Grey’s Anatomy collection – made copy editor’s changes 1/6 and am awaiting galleys
Back Issue and Write Now!: Round table discussion about Star Trek comic books, delivered to editors 2/14

Writing Projects

“Things That Aren’t”-sequel — Michael A. Burstein and I hashed out a rough story
Actionopolis novel – currently being written
Predator: Flesh and Blood – in the hand of my co-writer, Michael Jan Friedman, should be delivered to editor this month
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Slings and Arrows Book Five – Paramount asked for revised ending, will beat this out with editor on car ride to Farpoint, ms. due July 1.
Media tie-in novel – second pitch nixed, editor asked for new ideas
Media tie-in book – Publisher investigating license
Media tie-in book 2 – writing begun in December, due June 15 (30% written)
Original novel – revising proposal
Non-Fiction book collaboration – prepping outline and sample chapter
Essay for Batman essay collection for BenBella – topic pitch to editor December 4

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