I finally finished Pussycat Death Squad. I had planned to be finished by mid-January, but got sidetracked a bit when Luke got sick. For the two weeks prior to Christmas I didn’t write at all. I’m quite pleased with it. Lisa G. Riley, my critique partner says it’s both sexy and funny, which is, of course, what I’m aiming for. I sent it off to my editor at Loose-Id this morning. I really hope she likes it.
I’m still on track to finish four books this year. I’m working on a new hush-hush project with Lisa. It’s totally unlike anything I’ve done before, and y’all know how much I like that. I’m putting the finishing touches on Fly Boy, which is my project for Parker. That book, What White Boyz Fight For, won’t come out until next year. I really, really like this Dharma & Greg type story I’ve written for that anthology. Then it’s back to Dark Star, which is Nate and Tonya’s story. I hope to finish it this year. It’s a full-length. Pussycat is a 40k word novella, Fly Boy is a 20k word novella, but Dark Star is an 80k word novel. My secret project is a novella as well. And, don’t forget, Rock Star comes out in mass-market in April. This is the year I have to prove I can run with the big boys, or I’ll be staying on the porch.
I’ve never written with a partner before, and neither has Lisa. So, we really don’t know how to do this. Right now, the plan is, I’ll start the story out, do the outline and the intro, then send it to her to add what she likes. We’ll discuss changes and work it out between us. Fortunately, it’s a short, and I think we’ll use Google documents so we can each work on it at will. At the very least, it’ll be interesting, and since we have to have it finished by March 1st, it’s a heckuva challenge. Wish me luck.