About a month ago I was approached about doing something with another author whom I've always admired. And though I've never collaborated with anyone on anything, I was extremely interested.
So the publisher introduced us...we'd never met...and the e-mails started flying. After a great deal of brainstorming, we came up with a concept, a theme, and a deadline.
Nothing is in writing yet so I can't give out details. But I can say this much. It's most likely going to be a novella collection, it's going to be m/m romance, and it will be out before Christmas.
The whole idea of collaborating has been very nice. The other author and I get along wonderfully and it's an experience I'm looking forward to. For years I worked on anthologies with many other authors, for Cleis Press, Alyson Books, and one other gay press. I've also worked with a few European publishers on short story collections. It's actually my favorite way to write and I'm glad that all the new advances in digital technology have allowed authors to have this kind of freedom. And as a reader, I would imagine people are having just as much fun as I am buying short stories, novellas, and full length novels. It's hard to believe we didn't have those choices five or ten years ago.