Some Things I’m Likely to Do in 2011
Posted on December 28, 2010 Posted by John Scalzi 22 Comments
Yesterday I posted an entry on some things I’d like to do, creatively speaking, and it appears to have thrown at least a couple of people into a concern spiral that I was leaving science fiction forever. Relax, folks. As noted in the entry, those things were aspirational and not officially on the schedule. What is on the schedule for me for 2011? Well, at the moment we have the following.
1. A novel: Because wouldn’t you like to have one from me in 2012? Sure you would. No, I won’t give you any details about the novel, because that’s not how I roll. I will say, however, that it is not an OMW novel. Nor is it in the Android’s Dream universe. Again: Relax, folks, I’ll probably get back to both at some point. I figure you’ll like where I’m taking you, however. And yes, it will be science fiction.
2. A novella: Because I like the length and I have a story I think will fit the length. As with the novel, no additional information yet.
3. A SUPER SEEKRIT PROJECT: I can tell you nothing about this other than it does exist, I’ve been working on it for some time and when you find out about it your head will explode from the coolness of it. Don’t bother trying to fish for clues in the comments, I really cannot tell you anything about it now.
4. Book tour: I will wander the length and breadth of the land, promoting Fuzzy Nation. We’re still scheduling dates and places. Obviously I will tell you more about that when it happens.
5. Teaching at Clarion: That will be in July. If you’re an aspiring writer interested in science fiction and fantasy, there’s still time to apply.
In addition, I will continue to be president of SFWA for at least half the year, which will also be keeping me busy in a number of ways. I also will be doing other writing, including my Filmcritic.com column and of course my usual blatheration here. And, I’ll be GoH at two science fiction conventions and visiting at least couple others.
So in all, 2011 is already pretty well scheduled out — enough so that I’m already scheduling 2012. It’s nice to be busy.
I have no idea if Dragon*Con is on your touring agenda, but, hey, it’d be a chance to have a beer and shoot the shit.
My current scheduled appearances for 2011 are here. I should go in and add Worldcon to that, since I am very likely to be there as well.
Good thing you warned us of the heady ‘splody goodness to come. We’ll tape up.
Knowing your love of removing the heads from Zombies, might I suggest PAX instead of Dragon Con? They tend to be the same weekend :/ I’m sure Whil Wheaton (yes, that was said in a Stewie Griffin voice) would love the company. And being more game then book oriented, it might be a nice break from the norm. Seattle’s beautiful that time of year.
(If any of you are looking to actually move here, I must tell you it rains. All the time… It’s never sunny… However, if you just want to visit and leave your touristy money, then July through about mid October is actually quite nice :P )
What, no YASFRomCom script? Dagnabbit.
Oh no! This means you are not writing any more fantasy forEVER! Waily waily!
As a point of curiosity, are you planning on running for SFWA president again?
Sounds like a busy schedule. Good to keep new projects coming along each year. Reminds me I should probably be thinking of new year’s writing goals as well.
I’ll talk about that in the new year.
Dang. You busy, Scalzi.
If you sell everything you’re working on, that’s a nice flow of income, too.
Everything listed here is already sold; it’s now a matter of me writing it.
Every time you say you’re teaching at Clarion, I think you mean my alma mater, Clarion University of PA, and get all excited. Then I realize.
You know, I don’t think that a romantic comedy can’t also be science fiction or fantasy. There was nothing in that list that led me to assume you were “leaving” science fiction.
I suppose Clarion isn’t on your schedule of appearances because it’s not a public appearance. I just looked up the dates and this means you won’t be available for Confluence in Pittsburgh. :-(
You just like putting people into unbridled feelings of anticipation, sitting on the edges of their chairs for the on-line reverberations of Scalzi’s incredible awesomeness don’t ya?
Thank you for John for reaffirming your Sci Fi intentions.
Any information on this “Big One” paperback that amazon says you are releasing on jan 1st?
It means that Amazon.ca hasn’t updated its database since 2006.
It was going to be a book done in an “oral history” format which I shelved when Max Brook’s World War Z was published. His book was too close (in form, not content) to what I was planning and I didn’t want to look like I was trying to cash in on his success.
Lots of stuff planned and sold? That be good.
Make you damn busy, but good…
@beowulf in #4: Usually, but not next year. PAX is the weekend before D*C.
I’m going to Reno. Hope to see you, and maybe get book signed. Glad to see you have stuff sold already, but please do another OMW book. That’s the best universe I’ve seen in a while. If you aren’t going to let others play in it, write maybe one book every two years?
I must say, having benefited from the Scalzi wisdom at Viable Paradise, I recommend that anyone thinking of Clarion should apply this year and take advantage of his teaching there. You won’t regret it.
Denver, CO could use a visit!