Thursday, September 4, 2014

It's A Brave New World

I recently was reading an article about transition in writing and realized that I'm going through my own major changes. Not with, say a scene. or even a chapter, but writing all together.

Since Toni decided to leave our duo, I've had to come to terms with our voice together would not be the same as mine alone. But it's not going to be for the lack of trying.

It is frustrating in the first place, when you write a chapter that's completely rough draft, and then you go back through trying to make it flow better, and it just doesn't sound the same. Well, and again, for obvious reasons.

I do plan to work on this because I know our voices together made for an awesome book and I don't want to let anyone down. I know the story will be there, but I can't 100% guarantee its style being what you are used to from us. 

It's true, this is only the beginning of this transition and as time goes on it should get better. So bare with me, it might take a little extra time, but I am hoping the outcome will be all worth it!

Are you a reader who is sensitive to the writers voice? Or are you a writer who's style is not where you would like to see it? Let me know your thoughts on the writers voice.

On a lighter note, I am working on the website and plan to get a lot finished in the next two weeks. It was a rough week for me and my head wasn't in it, but I'm getting better.

Have a great week all. I hope your looking forward to Fall, I know I am. We are going to Buena Vista in a month to enjoy the wonderful fall colors and soak in the hot springs. I look forward to some relaxation. I know I need it!

Love, Lisa


  1. This reminds me a bit of how much I would like to get together with my friend Ryan Viergutz and actually co-author a book together. One of the only things that really stops me from doing that is the revenue-split. In many ways, the Indie music industry is a bit of a step ahead thanks to a music service called Loudr ( One of the features of their publishing system that I think is totally and utterly brilliant (and has been demanded of a few self-publishing outlets like Smashwords and KDP to no effect) is the ability to split revenue from sales for songs and albums with the various contributors.

    The first two films in The Dark Knight Trilogy featured music composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard. For The Dark Knight Rises, Hans Zimmer was on his own. Though to say any composer is on his or her own in film composing is technically inaccurate, since there several people involved in the composing process and there are often little bits and pieces of music composed by other people. It's not unusual for a film to have several composers (the 1996 action flick, The Rock, had music by Hans Zimmer, Nick Glennie-Smith, and Harry Gregson-Williams).

    I found the score to The Dark Knight Rises to be no less epic as the scores for the first two films. I imagine your solo works will be comparable to your co-authored works but with a slightly different voice/perspective. While it's certainly possible for people to credibly imitate another's voice as is proven by countless ghostwriters, you never know when a change of perspective can give new life to a series.

    1. Thanks Ryan, and it's good to see you on my blog again! I've missed you my friend! Thanks for your confident building words, I need them lol! As far as writing with your friend, one book is okay, a series, not so much!