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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-02-20 04:53
Subject: [writing] Current and future projects
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Tags:books, child, metatropolis, original destiny, publishing, stories, writing
State of the writing life, reduced chemo edition:

Just sold, and got paid for, a Cthulhu short for a forthcoming anthology. "Monsters in the Mountains at the Edge of the World", set in Samarkand ca. 2nd century A.D. at a historic meeting of the Roman and Chinese empires.

Just finished a first draft spec novella, "Hook Agonistes", which I will shelve until April then rewrite before market shopping with it.

Currently working on a collaboration with [info]the_child, working title "In the Land of Glass". I expect this to be a short, or possibly a novelette, when finished.

Currently working on a requested short for a charity anthology edited by [info]takelyn. No title yet.

Next project is an 8,000 word nonfiction commission from a prestigious publisher. I'll say more when I've been cleared to do so, but I'm pretty excited about that. This is due in late March.

At the end of March, I'll be writing two requested short stories for two fiction markets.

The stories for METAtropolis 3: Green Space are due at the end of March. I am editing this volume along with [info]kenscholes.

In April, barring someone else throwing money at me for something, I'll be working on Original Destiny, Manifest Sin, my magical Old West novel that I stopped writing some years ago because it got too complex for me at that stage of my craft development. This one has always deserved my very best attention. If I only have time to write one more book, this is the one I want to write. Note that I've published a handful of short stories in this continuity, including "The Dying Dream of Water", "Jefferson's West" and “The Hangman Isn't Hanging”.

And so I will go until my disease sucks me back into full treatment, probably some time later this year.

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chris_gerrib
User: chris_gerrib
Date: 2013-02-20 14:43 (UTC)
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Just out of curiosity, where are the Sunspin novels in the process? (Asked by somebody who's waiting patiently to read them.)
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Jay Lake: writing-sunspin
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-02-20 14:48 (UTC)
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Keyword:writing-sunspin
More or less on hold until we place them with a publisher. I have a collaborator lined up to complete the series in the highly probable event I cannot do so. Somewhere in the submission pipeline just now...

Thank you for asking.
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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2013-02-20 14:49 (UTC)
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Are any of those three stories available online somewhere? I have missed them and want to read them if they're set in this universe.
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Jay Lake: writing-stained_glass_book
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-02-20 14:54 (UTC)
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Keyword:writing-stained_glass_book
I'll put together a bibliography. Need to do a tad of research... ;)
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Talekyn
User: talekyn
Date: 2013-02-20 15:38 (UTC)
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I can't tell you how excited/honored I am that you're taking the time to write something for my anthology in the midst of everything else going on.

For those interested in knowing a little more, here's my update post today on the charity anthology: http://talekyn.livejournal.com/857794.html
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