Friday, May 4, 2012

A NEW TIME AND A NEW TWIST


My first novel, OIL SPILL, was handwritten on whatever paper scraps I could find while working on the Alaska Pipeline in 1975.  I later typed it on an old Olivetti portable and used carbon paper so I would have a copy.

A lot has happened in the past thirty-seven years; including the world of authors.  Technology has improved past anyone’s imagination, so collaboration can be accomplished from worlds apart. 

I’m about to embark on a joint venture to write a novel with another author.  So far we haven’t done any more than communicate via e-mail. Our communication will ramp up as get closer to the final concept.  The other author is a woman who lives in London. We’re about to embark on a project that will meld the minds of two people that have never and could be not be more different; even their writing styles.

Why would we do this you may ask?  Simple – because we can.  The technology and the markets are here.  E-books and internet retailers make this possible. The only reason we would fail is the loss of desire and discipline. I believe both of us have those character traits.     

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a worthwhile endeavor! I would love to read the book!!

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    1. I hope you are young. It will be some time before this project even gets off the ground. Currently we are both busy with three novels (WIP).

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