I've finished up my second draft of my mash-up novel. I don't want to say too much but it's something in the tradition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, however where P&P&Z is humorous parody, my reworked classic will be a horror/adventure novel more in the vein of Peter Clines' The Eerie Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Lycanthrope. I am itching to spill the beans on the title, but don't want to give anything away without the publisher's say so.
In the meanwhile this has been a very productive month for Short stories. I just wrapped up "Kemosabe" for Moonstone's Lone Ranger anthology, "The Gray Reapers" for the Spider Chronicles by the same publisher, and "Don Camillo and the Secret Weapon" for Tales of the Shadowmen vol 8. Now I just need to put together something for vo3 three of Moonstone's Green Hornet anthologies and I'll be done with licensed characters for a bit.
It is a wonderful thing to be able to write stories about characters I've loved since childhood, but too much of it and I really start missing creating my own characters and their adventures form scratch.