What are you working on right now?

Timben

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I am currently working on a pulp cowboy series. I've written the first book. But I'm having trouble with the second book.
 

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I finished a R&R for a STEM informed SFF CB for Bloomsbury and sent it to my agent last week. Reeeally crossing my fingers on this one because we need more realistic SFF for kids. Kids love that stuff too. Come on, editors!

So I'll be starting the draft for the second in the series. Part of what I'm aiming for is introducing kids to basic SF ideas that developed in the Golden age of SF that are now common background knowledge in the adult SF market. The second book has a supercomputer in the moon colony developing awareness alongside social-emotional themes for kids.

Hoping to have that drafted for critiques by November so I can spend NaNoWriMo working on my MG horror/fantasy.
 

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An anti-vax spoof thing where a cabal of wealthy entrepreneurs and country singers conspire to combine human and canine DNA out of sheer badness; will be chopped to half nothing if I can get it filmed, and will post it in the blog thread if it makes a cut
 

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An anti-vax spoof thing where a cabal of wealthy entrepreneurs and country singers conspire to combine human and canine DNA out of sheer badness; will be chopped to half nothing if I can get it filmed, and will post it in the blog thread if it makes a cut

Got the spoof thing filmed, and also a 1 min surreal sketch based on one of the August 100 word anonymous challenge stories -very happy with the way the story thing went (it's pure daft and needs editing but will have it up on the blog thread later in the week anyway).
 

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Having one of my occasional attempts at making an 'OLD' looking comic. I'm getting there I think.
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psychotick

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Hi,

Been busy actually despite a lot of family issues. Just pubbed Prince of Stars - a space opera pretty much like it sounds, and am now editing an urban sci fantasy, Who? I was writing them both at the same time. Love the covers by the way - both sourced from 123RF - though the cover for Who? I played around with a fair bit. You can see them on my facebook page if you want - Greg Curtis

Cheers, Greg.
 

JunkMonkey

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Half-way through reading a gag strip in a book the other day I came up with a variation on it which I thought better than the original. It's only five panels long but it does involve drawing a roller coater. Not the simplest of things to draw and have look like what they're supposed to be. I am never NEVER drawing a comic strip with a roller coater in it ever again. Nope. Not doing it.
 

psychotick

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Hi,

Pulling my hair out now because I thought I was almost through all the edits of Who? Then I discovered I'd made a colossal mistake - my last edit - days worth of work - I'd actually been editing the previous version of the book! And all the way through I'd kept having these strange thoughts that I thought I'd changed this word or that line! Aaaaghhh!!!

Cheers, Greg.
 

Dan Jones

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Started a new novel, a dual-narrative time travel thingummy set in late 19th century London and a few thousand years in the future. And lo, it shall feature feral children, bohemian nihilists, brothers separated at a young age, secret space stations, fading colonial aristocrats, robots, a murder mystery, labour camp planets, communists, and one (very) old man.

Has a working title of AND YOU SHALL KNOW THEM BY THE SIZE OF THEIR BUTTOCKS, which I'll probably change at some point.
 

HareBrain

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a dual-narrative time travel thingummy set in late 19th century London and a few thousand years in the future. And lo, it shall feature feral children, bohemian nihilists, brothers separated at a young age, secret space stations, fading colonial aristocrats, robots, a murder mystery, labour camp planets, communists, and one (very) old man.
If I were a literary profiler presented with these elements from the scene of a writing, I'd tell then not to bother with any other suspects and say we *almost* had enough for a warrant.

Has a working title of AND YOU SHALL KNOW THEM BY THE SIZE OF THEIR BUTTOCKS
Ah, there it is!
 

WSDuffy

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Writing a short detective story where the detective is Prometheus less respected brother Epimetheus
 

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I've been serializing a novel here. Genre is kind of hard to categorize, it's more or less a satire with certain surrealist and absurdist elements. 4 chapters are up so far, the first three can be read for free.
Chapter Five just went live.
 

Aim Crash

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I'm writing a sci-fi project that's more about the process of creating it than the finished product. I'm setting the world, the premise and a couple of characters, after which others can create or suggest characters and plot points or name places and deepen the lore.

We used to do stuff like that a lot when I was a kid, impro comics with up to ten creators and their characters, and then all the pokémon day-care places where you'd write continuing stories and the host would review them and give you HP, level ups and plot points– I both hosted those and took part in others.
Creating art used to be fun and sociable, lately it’s been the polar opposite of that and I haven’t felt like sharing my work with others. Going back to my roots with this one to find that childhood spark. Whether it will turn into survival horror or a political thriller, I don’t know, but can’t wait to find out. You might wanna toss those characters you never ended up using my way once I get this thing off the ground ;)
 

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