In the meanwhile, I've started an intriguing project with a co-worker. I've always wanted to collaborate with someone on a novel. I always thought it would be a terrific way to forge a great friendship. On the other hand, I suppose it could also end up being a way to make a lifelong enemy. But I try to be a glass half-full sort of guy.
The particular story will be about zombies and is set in the 1940s and 50s in Colorado. It's my co-worker's idea. He hasn't done a lot of writing in his life, it seems, but from the early draft of a first chapter and from just hanging out with him a bit, I can tell he's a very good storyteller. Plus it runs in his family, since his grandfather had both fiction and non-fiction books published by Random House, Avon, and a host of other large presses. I can't wait to see where this project goes. In the meanwhile I'm working on two other novels as well. One's going into its third draft, the other its second. More on those later . . .