So, each year for the last three or so, I've tried to kick off a collaborative writing project of some time in November, to tie in with NagaDemon, which is a NaNoWriMo for gamers. I think it has gone well, with the exception of this year, when I've been completely unable to do anything with it due to the arrival of my tiny, charming son. In my own case it led to some fiction work (Thirty Objects of Desire, The Tales of Marco the Liar) and to Vanilla Covenants. This years "Vaults of the Order" was a bit of a fizzer just because I didn't put the work in, although I still have the site and will tinker with it over time.
Now, the mistake I've made is what we librarians call the book club mistake: you don't pick the book and then try to get the book club, you get the club and then get them to pick the book. So, what I'd like to do, this time, is well before the kick off date for 2015, start a conversation about this.
Do we want to all write toward a single goal, or on a single theme?
What sort of stuff are we interested in getting together?
When are we interested in doing this?
Do we want a timeframe like a month?
Do we see a hole in the free information available to new groups we can fill?
I think the process of writing collaboratively like this is great for community building, and creates some interesting material.
Let me know what you all think.