Bob the Freelancer Update
It’s been over two months since I last did this and since there’s been a little progress, I figured it was time to review.
Completed and Awaiting Publication
Not a blessed thing.
Delivered to Editor and Awaiting Edits or Proofs
Predator: Flesh and Blood –co-written with Michael Jan Friedman, finallydelivered to editor this month
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
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
“Steel and Chrome” in untitled BattleTech anthology; editor indicates project back on line, may see a contract and editorial notes soon
Batman Essay for BenBella – topic pitch to editor December 4; finally got the go ahead to write this in April, due May 1 (yikes!)
“Fantastic Island” – Captain Midnight story for Moonstone anthology. Outline approved, writing to begin.
“Jazz, Cigarettes and Murder” – The Avenger story for Moonstone anthology. Outline submitted, awaiting feedback.
Zorro anthology for Moonstone. Awaiting writer’s guide before prepping pitch.
“Things That Aren’t”-sequel — Michael A. Burstein and I hashed out a rough story and he’ll do the first draft over the next few months.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Slings and Arrows Book Five – Paramount asked for revised ending, awaiting go ahead from editor.
Back Issue guest editorial with my recollections on the formation of the Suicide Squad.
Actionopolis novel – currently being written
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 (40% written)
Original novel – revising proposal
Non-Fiction book collaboration – prepping outline and sample chapter