For the past several months, we've been talking about collaborating on a writing project. She has built a fascinating world—a quasi-steampunk, high-tech, post-scarcity society with advanced biomedical technology ruled over by more or less benevolent AIs, worshipped as gods, who are fascinated by human sexuality, and so have bent the entire society toward the intersection of sex and religion.
It's a fun (and hot!) place to visit. We want to create a book of erotic short stories set in that world.
While we were all in Europe, she and I officially started that project...using her body as a canvas. She brought a collection of fountain pens with her. I spent a couple of hours in the orgy room, beginning the writing of the book..on her back.
This his is, I think, probably the most unusual way I have ever started writing a book.
I have no idea when it will be finished; there are a number of writing projects ahead of it, and I'm still shopping for a publisher. (I am considering pitching it to Cleis and Circlet.) Still, I'm really excited about this book!
As a side note, writing on human skin with a fountain pen is remarkably difficult. Also, remarkably fun.