Collaboration

So I’ve decided to try something new. I’ve written a series of novels in a universe. My friend has written a novel in a universe. A writing date at one of the local coffee shops and now we’ve decided our main characters are going to meet.

Collaboration.

Yeah, I know, this is a new step.

I’ve been editing for the past few months now and it’s driving me completely crazy. I know in my last post I said that I was going to pick back up working on a novella. That didn’t go very well. I think I managed to write two sentences before I got stuck again. Fun stuff, right? Writer’s block – gotta love it. So instead I jumped back on the editing bandwagon… which went well for the first 500 words or so but no more. I got stuck since I have it in the back of my mind that I need to completely rewrite the ending of the second book in the series. What do I do when I get stuck? I go make a coffee writing date with my writing friend and talk stuff out until it makes sense. We got talking and very soon I had a new ending that actually made logical sense.

That was two and a half weeks ago.

Fast forward to the beginning of last week now. I texted her up and asked her to have another writing session. We met up and just for jokes one of us (I can’t remember which one at the moment) mentioned that my main character and her main character would have a very interesting conversation if they were to ever meet up. One thing led to the next, and soon we have a whole timeline planned out with their lives crossing paths.

So now here I am. We started writing the piece (still unnamed) two days ago and already it’s over 3000 words. It’s definitely a challenge – I’m learning to write her character and she’s learning to write mine, but it’s challenging in a way that both of us really have needed. We’ve both been at a standstill in our own individual projects for a couple months now, so to work on something new in quasi-familiar, yet still uncharted territory is good for us.

I bet you’re wondering why I’m writing this entry. Or maybe you’re curious to find out what my amazing words of wisdom are (highly doubt that one but you never know). Or perhaps (and this is probably the most likely reason) you just like to laugh at the posts I write. Anyway, I’m writing this not really for any particular reason. I’m excited to see where this collaboration piece will go. I can’t wait to learn where my character and my friend’s character will lead us and what stories they still have to tell.

That’s all I have to say for now. Hopefully the next time I make a new post I’ll have more to say about this collaboration.

Keep writing everyone and next time you want something fun to write, find a fellow writing friend and try a collaborative piece. Who knows, maybe it’ll be the next best seller 😉

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