Ice Popsicle Apocalypse is a novella I've pitched to Eraserhead Press' "New Bizarro Author Series" for next year. I wrote a 13,000 word draft as part of last year's NaNoWriMo. I'm scrapping it and starting it again for scratch. It's about the end of the popsicle people, the Heat, as the giant they live on is migrating to the tropics. The protagonist finds an infant girl and together they embark on a bleak journey that stretches for years, where they journey to the giant's head so they can look out over the world and embrace its vastness before they too melt away. It's sort of like a surreal version of 'The Road'. 15-20,000 words.
Once Upon A Time On Mars (Part Two) is a space western novelette that will eventually become part of a larger work (either a series of novelettes or a novel). It borrows from western narratives and incorporates sci fi elements, yet it incorporates all sorts of strange fantasy elements as well. There are spirits and magicians, mad men and bastards, as Mars is in its early stages of colonization, a small group of misfits undergo radical transformations in the Long Red Desert of Mars. 5-10,000 words.
Little Monsters is a collection of flash fiction/short stories that I want to work on daily, even if I don't do anything else. A short story a day for 30 days. Some of these I want to eventually work into longer stories/novellas, and some I want to submit to magazines/anthologies/online publications, etc. I'd also like to publish a collection of short stories eventually, so this is ultimately working towards that goal. 15-30,000 words.
The Virtual Fantastic is a series of essays on writing. I don't want to talk too much about technique or the mechanics of writing (I may do so for an essay or two) but mostly I want to write about what it means to be a young writer in a world where the publishing industry is undergoing some big transformations. 10-15,000 words.