It is not easy to find the perfect partner. And it is seldom equal… one works more hours, stays up later and has a more difficult task. The other may have small children, a cranky husband, or another job. Yet, like a good recipe or a long friendship, it seems to all work out in the end.
Writing in Tandem – Part 2 – Excerpt from, Success, Your Path to a Successful Book
by Maralyn Hill and Brenda Hill.
The beauty of tandem is we all have different strengths. One is great at details, computers, the other can schmooze a party crowd with ease.
We lived on separate coasts, then different countries, when we co-authored our first book. We collaborated by telephone, fax, snail mail and email to meet deadlines. We worked on trains, long flights to Asia and a slow boat in the Turkish Sea. Now, we are on our third book plus numerous articles, and we still live on separate coasts, as one has moved East and the other West.
We did whatever it took to accomplish our goals. One of us moved to Europe; the other battled cancer. Maralyn had a series on television. We both spoke at writers’ conferences.