We have good intentions. Really, we do. But for some reason, when we get together, we sit and chat. Unfortunately, we chat about things that we really don’t want splashed all over the internet. So, we don’t get too far.
We have now been sitting here for two hours. We came in with a great plan to talk about some terrible inconsistencies in the script for the play we are currently rehearsing. We have been talking about it for weeks, gathering examples and outlining what we want to discuss. Unfortunately, when it came down to writing, we got nowhere. We kept taking off on other tangents that had nothing to do with our intended topic.
Really, though, is that a bad thing? We refer to one another as our writing buddies. We help keep one another on track, we discuss hang-ups in our plots. We let Pookie and Sparky hang out so they know they are not the only husbands dealing with crazy temperamental writers.
We work well together via email, but that goes out the window when we get together in person. It is like we haven’t talked in years. We sit, we catch-up, we chat about weather, blogs we’ve read, whatever. This is in spite of the fact that we send about 30 emails a day.
Still, when we are done, we tend to feel somewhat productive. More comfortable in our decision to commit to writing. More motivated to write. More caffeinated.
So while we may not have written what we set out to write (Willy Wonka sucks, by the way, but we’ll talk about that later), we have a new sense of commitment going into the coming weeks. And that is definitely a plus. 🙂
What are your thoughts? Have you ever tried to team-write anything (blogs, stories, etc.)? How do you overcome the urge to be social and actually get down to writing? We would love to hear your suggestions!