Since our first book was released, there have been three people who said they could pick out our unique voices in the writing. The majority says, “You guys have the co-writing down!” Granted, the three people that could pick out our voices had written short stories with each of us, and the other was HP, Dennis’s wife.
Last week during a book signing, a very pleasant woman asked, “Isn’t it hard to coauthor? I mean, how do you break up the writing?”
H.C. popped off with, “Dennis holds the paper, I hold the pen and we just scribble.”
I jumped in with, “H.C. does all the writing, and I just put my name on the book.”
Of course we thought we were funny, but she just looked at us blankly.
H.C. went on to explain. For us co-authoring replaces what other writers use editors, and writing groups for their ideas. Dennis and I are each other’s sounding boards and provide the “polish” to the other’s idea. Best of all we have a lot of fun doing it!