Recruiting for “Trial Run,” my first anthology, was an overwhelming success. I have some amazing artists working on this project and some super talented authors, too. Our team makeup is approximately 70/30 artists to writers – which surprised me quite a bit. So much progress has already been made. Most of the scripts have been turned in – I’m still waiting on a small handful – and a number of artists have already shown progress. At the rate we’re going, we’ll have a finished product to the printers by April – which means we’ll be ready for the summer convention schedule.
I finished my scripts before even starting recruiting, so I’m now spending my time working with a graphic artist to design title logos and the like.
I did not anticipate just how much work this would all be when I first had the idea to head up an anthology. Every morning, I have at least a dozen emails when I wake up. It’s really heartening to see so many people – so many different people – coming together to tell a great story. But this is so emotionally exhausting. Editing the anthology means I’m the person running point – the one in charge of absolutely everything. While this will, undoubtedly, be one of the most rewarding things I do, it’s also one of the most taxing. And I can’t wait for it to be finished. Haha.