Known in some corners as “What is Eric failing to put enough time into today?”
- Broken Magic – Finished eons ago, it has too few rejection letters attached to it. After some brutal but lovely query letter criticism from Jon Merz, I hope to get this sent out to a few smaller presses this weekend. In the meantime, I’m exploring the possibility of self publishing, since I’m sick of it sitting around, even if a big reason it’s sitting around is because I’ve only given it a half dozen chances to be rejected.
- Seanchai – The mythical, magical soon-to-be awesome self-publishing website platform for the 21st century. A blog for long-form writers. WordPress for novels. I’ll get a cool catch phrase soon, I’m sure. Maybe. I started work on before work utterly overwhelmed me. I’m getting back to this, since it’s both a good idea and something I would really like to use myself.
- Big, Long Project I Don’t Talk Much About – It’s a novel. Three months ago I had 40,000 words done. Then I decided those all sucked, so now it’s down to 20,000. I’m in the midst of the Chapter From Hell, which I’d like to finish so I can make some progress on something again. At this rate, the expected completion date is sometime in the summer of 1754.
- Untitled Climate Change Short Story – When Rachel Brody wants to collaborate on something, I say yes. The month of September will likely be the month of writing a SF story wrapped around the theme of climate change. I’ve gotten as far as deciding it has something to do with wine. That last sentence bound to give Rachel heart palpitations.
- Mimesis – A modern, young adult horror/fantasy novel about a very doomed love triangle. It’s been living in my head long enough that it’ll likely not go away until it’s written. This still needs some structural work, but I might use NaNoWriMo as an excuse to focus on this later this year. Of course, that’s what I said last year, so be ready to point and laugh come December.