Writing Updates

It’s been a while since I posted news about what I’m working on, so here’s a brief recap:

1. I have one more Rogue Angel novel to complete and then I think that will be that. I will have written eight novels for the series and frankly, I’m a bit burned out on the character. They were fun and quick projects for me and the folks at Gold Eagle/Harlequin are awesome. They’ve been my favorite publisher to work with thus far and are lightning fast on contracts, payments, and feedback – all of which are awesome for a writer. I hope to do some other stuff with them, so we’ll see…

2. I’ve partnered with a great friend of mine to flesh out a new project that I will cryptically call “HOTW” for now. It will feature a strong female lead in a great setting that should appeal to a huge demographic. We’re pumped about it. It also doesn’t hurt that my friend works with Ridley Scott, which si complete awesomeness in and of itself. More news as it becomes available.

3. This same friend actually brought me on to help write another project with him and this one is about ready to boil. It’s already a comic series (and no, don’t ask because I don’t want to spoil the fun) with a sizeable following and is being actively pursued by several companies as an episodic cartoon series. I’ll be handling the novels and also working on the cartoon itself. It’s great stuff.

4. I’m actively working on SECOND CHANCE (working title) and enjoying getting back into it. I’ve been toying with this book for several years and it’s well past due that I finish the thing and get it out into circulation. It’s a standalone as far as I can tell (although you never know what the future holds) and mixes my usual genre frappe of fun and craziness. I’ll excerpt a few more chapters as December progresses. You can find the prologue a few posts back.

5. We’re slated to start shooting THE FIXER TV series in February. January will be devoted to much planning and finalizing of all sorts of things relating to getting fully up to speed. Needless to say, this has taken us longer than we expected, but it’s going to be a truly awesome project. We should have some more footage to release shortly, so stay tuned to the official website at http://www.thefixer.tv and don’t forget to join the Forums over there as well!

That’s it for now. I’ve got some other stuff to talk about, but will hold off doing so for the time being.

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4 comments

  • Macgyver December 2, 2008  

    Is #2 a film project?

    If I had the money I’d hop on a plane and come AD for you on The Fixer TV show. I’m not surprised with the long run up, these things take a hell of a lot of work to get going but it’s worth it to be well planned ahead. I want to start ranting advice but I’m sure your surrounded by people who know better than I do already ;)

  • Shaun Jeffrey December 2, 2008  

    Busy. busy, busy. “HOTW”. Hmmm, I’m guessing it obviously means something, with each letter maybe the start of a word … Good luck with it all anyway.

  • jonfmerz December 2, 2008  

    Dave: #2 is very likely a film project, but right now we’re focusing on novels/comics for it. Given the connections we have in place, it may develop sooner than we thought, however, which would be great. As for working on THE FIXER – stay in touch!

    Shaun: Thanks very much and yes, the four letters relate to the actual title of the project. Any guesses? :)

  • Shaun Jeffrey December 3, 2008  

    The title of the project, erm: something, something, the something;)

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