Today I’m working with a friend on a project. I think I’ve talked about this before. It’s a dystopian tale about the not-terribly-distant future… anyway, it’s a fun project, and it’s an interesting experience, working with somebody on a writing project. I’m used to going it alone. There are things that I like and things that I miss.
One of the tricks, I think, and one of the reasons why this has not worked the last several times I’ve tried it, is that even in a partnership, I think that there has to be someone in charge. It has to be somebody’s vision, there has to be a final word on it.
And I think that I am not very good at being the final word. So the fact that I’m working with an alpha, someone who compulsively takes control actually works really well for me.