What I'm Working On
S-s-s-something from the comments:
K writes, "Does Paige have to do with The Sequel? Or the book you are writing with David Levithan? Even if she doesn't, can we have more information on those projects? It doesn't seem like you talk about what you are doing with them like you talked about what went into Paper Towns."
K, thanks for reminding me that before this blog was about boring publishing crap, and before it was about inexplicable dj biographies, it was about books. Specifically, my books. Here's a rundown on what I'm writing these days:
1. I wrote a book with David Levithan that comes out in April of next year called Will Grayson, Will Grayson. David and I have been working on WGWG since early 2005, right around the time that my first book came out.
I feel a smidge uncomfortable talking about the book without David since he wrote half of it, but basically: I wrote the odd-numbered chapters and he wrote the even-numbered chapters, and the book is about two different guys who are both named Will Grayson whose lives intertwine for a brief moment in the middle of the book.
2. Over the last few months, I've also written a long sci-fi-ish story called "This Is Not Tom," which is available free on the Internet provided that you are really, really, really good at solving riddles. A lot of readers have asked me if I will publish TINT as a book. I will not. For one thing, it doesn't belong to me, really--my brother and Alexander Basalyga make the riddles, and many of the ideas in the story are taken from a series of eccentric emails I received from a young woman. Also, TINT was intended to be free.
TINT fans: The last six chapters will be posted in six consecutive weeks beginning August 15th. (You can join the fan community at thisisnotforums.com.)
3. I've also been working on two new books--one is indeed called The Sequel. But it generally takes me 2-3 years to finish a book. When I started talking about Paper Towns during Brotherhood 2.0, I'd already been working on it for more than a year. I haven't been working on The Sequel (or the other thing) quite as long yet, so I still feel totally unqualified to discuss it, since I have no idea what happens and why and etc.
4. Paige Railstone has nothing to do with The Sequel. More on her later.
Also, I'm starting to work on revisions of the Paper Towns screenplay.
So that's the writing news from around here, K. What are y'all working on?