Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[writing] Where I am, where I am going

A new independent press deal is in the works. I'll announce shortly, but suffice to say that I am pleased.

I've temporarily stopped working on Original Destiny, Manifest Sin in order to concentrate on my editorial duties for METAtropolis: Green Space. This is all right, as the Original Destiny manuscript is now 40,000 words long. If I needed to abort the project, the working draft is now long and detailed enough that I could make a few thousand more words worth of notes in the synopsis, write a few ending scenes, and have someone else finish it collaboratively. I don't expect that to be the case, but I am thinking ahead.

On METAtropolis: Green Space, [info]kenscholes and I have divided up the duties of close editorial read and continuity editing. That's one of the challenges of this specific project, which involved a loosely shared world. It's also one of the fun parts.

With respect to my own work, whatever time is left to me once I finish METAtropolis: Green Space and Original Destiny, Manifest Sin will probably be spent writing outlines and story stubs, and seeking collaborators. Also, identifying a few existing stories or drafts which could benefit from an outside eye. One idea I have which may or may not bear fruit is to line up about fifteen collaborators for a posthumous collection of stories by me and each of them. I think that would be a lot of fun, but I'm not sure it has any critical or commercial value beyond my vanity.

My trip to San Diego for my Guest of Honor gig at Gaslight Gathering is this Thursday. Both [info]the_child and Lisa Costello are coming. I am really looking forward to this. Some interesting stuff going down, and, well, it's my probable last chance to play this particular role. Plus I'll try to get more writing done both in transit and while we are there.

Tags: books, california, child, conventions, events, meta3, odms, original destiny, radiantlisa, stories, travel, writing

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