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.