One of the projects is writing for and contributing in other ways to a startup literary magazine. There are lots of details to be worked out on this one, of course, such as where it’ll be published, how contributors will be solicited, etc. While I’m not the idea man behind it, I certainly like the concept, and am more than willing to be on board with it. I’ll be working on a short story to contribute to the mag (which looks like it’ll be issued quarterly, with each issue clustered around a particular theme) once I get my detective story done. The first ish will be out in December or January.
Also, I’m going to one of two editors (so far) working on ghostwriting/editing a book over the next year. The book, a non-fiction piece, which will end up being about 50,000-75,000 words long, will be an non-fiction historical account, told via linked biographical sketches. If that all sounds vague, it needs to be at this point. I may elaborate more on it in the future, if appropriate.
In any case, I’ve got my work cut out for me, but I’m definitely looking forward to it.