I have mentioned that Catrina Horsfield and I are working on a joint writing project, and things are beginning to take shape. What we are doing is writing a 19th-century story about a scary leviathan, an offbeat magician, and a feminist scientist. The three of them are meant for each other.
We’re still working on some aspects of the story. Collaboration is both an easy and a hard task. There are several places where our ideas dovetail, and some ideas where we will have to compromise. I think it’s good practice for working in the industry, because I’m not sure any writer ever works alone now, any way.
The end result will be our story’s blog. We’ll both post story segments every couple of weeks. You’ll be getting history and science lessons every once in a while as well. This is not necessarily the kind of thing that will lend itself well to publication, but sounds like it will be exactly the kind of thing that fits on the Internet.
Of course, we’ll be wanting to get a critical mass around the story, so I doubt very much that we’ll start posting it right after I finish Blood. That should be tomorrow, with luck. We’ll keep you posted when the blog goes live. Hopefully, the end result will be enjoyable. I’m thinking of it as Windpunk with a heavy horror edge.
I’ll see you tomorrow, knee deep in troll story.