What It's Like to Have a Co-Author by Jeanette Battista
Well, the best thing about writing with a partner is that I only have to do half the work I usually do. J
But really, the difference that I appreciate the most between writing with a partner versus writing alone is the brainstorming involved. If I’m ever stuck on a scene or character’s motivation, I just give Tracey a call and we talk through everything and I end up with a ton of ideas.
Writing alone can sometimes be difficult because I can’t get out of my own head. If I hit a block I just have to deal with it and write through it. I can talk to people about what’s troubling me--a character’s voice, a plot point, random stupid stuff I obsess over--but no one really knows the world and characters like I do. By having someone to bounce ideas off of who knows the plot, characters, and world as well as I do makes the writing much easier.
Tracey and I have been delving in the Underworld for well over a decade now and we have known each other even longer. We get each other's beats and humor, and we honestly enjoy reading and watching the same things. The highest compliment I got on this book was from my editor, who said she couldn't tell which one of us was writing any given chapter. That means we're doing something right. It also helps that we're both terribly straight-forward. If something doesn't work, we just tell each other. Nobody gets hurt feelings because these are just words on a page. Brutal honesty is part and parcel of our gig, and it works great for us!
Awesome! And also check out the excerpt below:
Dead Harvest (Book One)
Someone’s been raising the dead and it’s J’s job to find out who. As a detective operating in the Underworld, J—with her powers of shadow manipulation—is uniquely equipped for the job. What she isn't counting on is the help of an escapee from a mental institution who seems to attract trouble just by existing.
It’s up to J and T—two very unlikely allies—to find the necromancer and bring him before the Underworld Balance Magistrate for judgment before the human world gets wise to the dead walking among them.
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