Taking Stock

As the week winds down, I find myself looking at the weekend as the weekend before work. It’s not that I haven’t been working, but this is more structured lifestyle, one I am accustomed to.

Tomorrow we have a party for Robbie’s Graduation and we’re crossing our fingers that the weather stays dry between 1 and 8 (give or take).

I’ve been winding up projects and touching base with my various editors and publishers so I figured it’s a good time to update the irons in the fire:

Completed and Awaiting Publication

Matthew Daemon, SOS, Weekly World News (final four installments to go)
Cool Careers Without College for People who Love to Organize (Rosen Books)
“The Landing Party”, Star Trek: Constellations (Pocket Books)
“What Teens Can Do in Fairfield”, Fairfield Magazine
Essay for untitled Wonder Woman collection (BenBella Books)

Delivered to Editor and Awaiting Edits or Proofs

In the News: Suicide Bombers (Rosen)
Cutting Edge Careers: Artificial Intelligence (Rosen )
“Troubleshooting”, Star Trek: Corps of Engineers #2 (Pocket eBook)
14 essays in You Said What? (William Morrow)
“Ghost Hunting” in untitled Phantom anthology (Moonstone Books)
“Steel and Chrome” in untitled BattleTech anthology

Writing Projects

Actionopolis novel – currently being written
Essay for untitled Spider-Man collection – delivered to editor, awaiting comment
Profile for The Cooperator — possibly dead (and it’s not my fault)
Profile for The New Jersey Cooperator — delivered to editor, awaiting comment
“Winter in Fairfield”, Fairfield Magazine — researching
Media tie-in novel collaboration – awaiting Licensor comments on plot
Media tie-in comic book – revised pitch to editor
Custom comic book – samples with editor
Media tie-in novel – first pitch nixed, researching to try again
Media tie-in book – Publisher investigating license
Media tie-in book 2 – Publisher investigating license
Media tie-in book 3 – Awaiting contract and details to announce
Original novel – revising proposal
Non-Fiction book collaboration – prepping outline and sample chapter

Editing Projects

Dark Forces — Written by Keith DeCandido, art by Gene Gonzales; first script being written, character designs in the works
6 unannounced projects – all need artists, offers out to artists; all in various stages of development