Today was a good day for the Project, I’ve received more e-mails from authors who are interested, and I’ve had a number of people publicize this blog on their own platforms. So it looks like other people find the concept as intriguing as I do.
I have, unfortunately, found out that I am not the first person to use the word “fauxpocalypse”, it’s a natural coinage, I suppose. I’m still going to use it–I did invent the word, I just wasn’t the first person to invent it.
I would like to make it clear that I am looking for stories in a shared world, specifically written about the events outlined here. I’d also like to keep the stories as close to the real world as possible–I want to avoid advanced technology and supernatural elements. (As interesting as a story about a vampire, say, faced with the end of the world, I don’t think it would fit this particular collection.)
Also, if you want to send me drafts or even just an outline, I’ll be happy to give you my thoughts.
In other news, I sat down and read through what I have of Cannibal Hearts and found myself getting excited about finishing it. So I hope to able to spend much of tomorrow with James and Catskinner and friends. Juggling all of these things–writing, promotion, soliciting submissions, not to mention a full-time day job–is rough, but it’s fun. Well, rewarding, anyway.