The Floor is now Open
Not much going on to chat about so I figured I would throw the floor open to questions. Feel free to ask about Weekly World News, any already announced projects, my government life or baseball. I’ll gather the questions over the next few days and then post the answers.
Meantime, I had a very productive meeting yesterday on the unannounced project. It has finally solidiifed in form and content, although there’s a lot of new work to be done to shape the 78% already written to conform to my editor’s wishes. Additionally, my end needs to be done and turned in by August 31 so a deadline really exists. I’ll be a very busy boy this summer.
So of course, that also means one of my other dormant projects has come to life. I’m very happy to say that this week work has begun on a sequel story to “Things that Aren’t,” the story Michael A. Burstein and I had published in Analog a few months back. Every day this week, I’ve been getting chunks of the first draft and it’s neat seeing it come to life.
Interestingly, Michael writes in a non-linear manner. He writes scenes that he feels ready to write whether the occur in the beginning, middle or end of the story. As a result, I see gaps and wonder what will happen next. I also see written scenes that I know I want to play with. I warned him about my schedule and that I need to see a finished draft before I get to tinkering since, after all, he could have something in mind for an unwritten scene that may be spoiled if I change a set-up in a previous scene. I think it’ll be for the best but it’s neat to see it come together.