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

Writing Projects

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


  • Sounds like you’ve got a lot to keep you busy – good luck with it all!

  • Susan O.

    Thank you for your wonderful list. It underscored the information from your writers’ panel at ICon, and I sent it on to the fellow writers in my writers’ group as a shining example, as they don’t quite understand just how slow and aggravating the publishing business can be. And just how much caffeine do you drink a day?….