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What We’re Working On Wednesday

A project list- we have one!  It’s been tweaked and edited, and appears roughly in order of current priorities, though that could change at any moment, and the fact that solo projects appear at the bottom doesn’t indicate that they rank lower than co-written stories.

Michelle and Reesa

Novel-length:

Peripheral People (Ylendrian Empire #3) – We’re currently re-reading with fresh eyes, incorporating a lot of feedback from our awesome pre-reader group, and knocking this one back into shape.

A War for Ghosts (Ylendrian Empire #4) – Lewis Jacquard has a fast ship, a charmed life, and a missing chunk of his youth, lost to indiscretions unbecoming the heir to the largest media conglomerate in the Empire. He’s also got a lover who talks to ghosts, and a wayward wife who’d like to string him up by something he’s rather fond of.  Still, nothing he can’t handle, until his past starts unraveling, leaving him fighting in the remains of a war he doesn’t remember volunteering for.

Novella/Short-story:

Gifts Too Fine – Ylendrian Empire short story/novella – Kellen Frey is about to come up against a problem he can’t charm his way out of: a visit to the in-laws. Thank goodness Heston Gruin is willing to step in and distract him with a job, even if it’s not one he wants anything to do with.

Far From the Tree Ylendrian Empire short story/novella – Post-Peripheral People, Inspector Corwin Menivie is called home to Kaleia, where between the family who disowned him, the “help” of Agent Westley Shears, and the restrictive society that doesn’t play by Imperial rules, he finds the murder of an anthropologist is about the least of his problems.

With Knives – Vanya Reyes never knew her father, at least until an argument with her mother sent her marching for his doorstep.  He’s not the most welcoming of long-lost parents, but he’s willing to help her find a place in the Imperial Court.  When she falls in love with the Imperial Princess, Vanya’s betting that’s not the position he had in mind.

Changing of the Guard – Sometimes, the battle keeps going long after the last shot is fired.  Tal Serafine isn’t sure he wants to be the one pulling the trigger anymore.

Michelle:

Who Remembers? – Journalists putting together a book about America’s abandoned places stumble across one with a personal connection neither of them is expecting, and their only hope might be a reclusive innkeeper.

Reesa:

Not Actually the Title Of This Story (Jessup’s Run #1) – Post-apocalyptic fringe rebels trying to save their friend from a disease must use their hidden, mutated powers to infiltrate the corporate city that offers their only hope of salvation.  Caution: Contains murderous mutant river otters, a lack of speed limits, one little girl who swears too much, and the crazy notion of a future worth fighting for.


What We’re Working On – Project Status – 11/14/11

This is the project list as it stands on November 12, 2011.  We reserve the right to have a better idea, get hopelessly sidetracked by other things, or throw our hands in the air and declare a story dead at any point.  Curious?  Got questions? Drop us a comment.

Writing:

Novel-length

  • Peripheral People – Ylendrian Empire novel, space opera paranormal/mystery, m/m, with mostly offscreen m/f – approx. 100,000 words, 70% completed  – And what a ride it’s been.  We started this book with four POV characters, wrote 70,000 words that way, and then realized it needed to be a two person POV.  After much whimpering and heavy re-writes, Peripheral People is back on track, and we’re looking to close it out by the end of the year.  This book has really stretched our plotting skills, and expands the Ylendrian Empire in ways that will drive it in interesting directions in future stories.  I think it’s our best yet.
  • The Memory Keeper (Or whatever the hell I’m calling it now) – ReesaPost-nirvana fringe rebels trying to save their friend from a disease must use their hidden, mutated powers to infiltrate the corporate city that offers their only hope of salvation. Post-apocalyptic, created family, futuristic, fantasy powers, m/f, m/m – approx. 90,000-110,000 words, 70% completed – This book continues to make me feel like the luckiest girl with a keyboard.  I’m thrilled that I get to write it, and I believe I’m doing it justice.  Crossed fingers, this should also be tied up and ready for firm second draft/fine detail/pre-submission edits by the end of 2011.
  • Who Remembers – Michelle – Journalists putting together a book about America’s abandoned places stumble across one with a personal connection neither of them is expecting, and their only hope might be a reclusive innkeeper.  Paranormal, ghost stories, historical creepiness, m/m/m – Approx. 80,000 words, 70% completed – I got to read this story as Michelle wrote it, during NaNoWriMo 2008, and you’re in for a treat.  Creepy, atmospheric, funny, and unexpected.  No current deadline, but I would guess early Spring of 2012 for completion.

 

Short Stories

  • Far From the Tree – Ylendrian Empire short story/novella – Post-Peripheral People, Inspector Corwin Menivie is called home to Kaleia, where between the family who disowned him, the “help” of Agent Westley Shears, and the restrictive society that doesn’t play by Imperial rules, he finds the murder of an anthropologist is about the least of his problems.  Space opera paranormal/mystery, m/m, – approx. 30-40,000 words, 25% completed


Outlining/Researching:

Novel-length

Lew/Jess/Denny novel - Ylendrian Empire novel, space opera romance with paranormal elements, m/f/m, potentially 80,000-100,000 words

Short Stories

  • Something About Dancing – Ylendrian Empire short, Kellen/Tal/Vanya, post-The Slipstream Con, Kellen’s got a job to do, and a shaky notion that the discomfort he’s feeling about it might be a conscience. The horror!

Editing:

Nothing at this time.


What’s We’re Working On – Project Update, April 2011

This is the project list as it stands on April 13, 2011.  We reserve the right to have a better idea, get hopelessly sidetracked by other things, or throw our hands in the air and declare a story dead at any point.

I’ve also added progress bars for the current novels, on the sidebar.  And if you’re really amused by random words, I’m tweeting the first and last word of everything I add to Peripheral People, on the Ylendrian Empire twitter. Continue reading