Next week I am taking Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as vacation days. The university will be closed Thursday and Friday for Easter (Catholic university–they take Easter very seriously.) So I have a big block of time to be at home and try to get some work done.
Right now I have three projects. First, of course, is finishing The Worms Of Heaven. I don’t have that much longer to go, but I find my mind wandering when I try to sit down and do it. I had the same problem with Catskinner and Cannibal, but I got through those, and I am confident that I will get through this one, too.
Second, Project V. I now have twelve authors signed up on the mailing list and we are hashing out ideas. I’m not quite sure where it is going at the moment, but it should prove interesting.
Third, a novel that I am tentatively calling Eisenstrasse, which I am co-authoring with a writer named Jessika O’Sullivan. It started as Legendary Author Battle, but we both are enjoying the story too much to let it end just yet. It’s set in East Berlin just after WWII, and has a very different feel than anything I’ve ever done before.
In addition to these, I am still working on finding a publisher to re-issue Catskinner and Cannibal and take on Worms. I hope to hear back from one strong prospect soon, but I need to keep looking, just in case.
So, I hope to stay busy next week.
See you in the funny papers.