In my experience, the most difficult part of writing a book with another person is sharing drafts. The book Cyeshinni and I wrote together suffered in the most recent editing stages; changes were lost, formatting was bungled, and I found myself unable to stop editing even after I’d sent the story back to her and had to merge them later to an undecided degree of success.
But no more! We wrote the outline for our second book in Google Docs while talking over Skype and listened to one another laugh and say, “‘This is so cool!” a whole bunch. We could see each other’s cursors bouncing around lines of words. Hers was pink (I told her it was red because she hates pink, but I think you read this blog so cat’s out of the bag now, man!) and mine was green. If I highlighted something, she could see the green shading. Letters appeared as I watched and listened to her type from miles and miles away from me and the document saved itself every few seconds.
This dynamic draft is a gift from the gods at Google. The first draft of The Wastelands has already been divided into documents, and with the outline we’ve developed, we can go to work on the revisions! That is if we’re not too busy with the final revision on Fight and Flight or finally giving into our voracious desire to write Book Three. Life is super good!
Also, I bought a Kindle Fire HD hahahahahahaa!!