by mindi scott
In 2012, Michelle wrote on this blog about how she and I communicate together regarding our joint writing projects. (Summary: We use G-chat, email, and texts non-stop.)
The method we’d never used? THE TELEPHONE.
And, in fact, the only times Michelle and I had spoken on the phone together at all ever were during conference calls with our agent and/or editor.
On December 4, 2015, everything changed.
Yes, on that day, Michelle and I opted to discuss with our voices all the final edits we’d each decided in advance would need to to submitted back to our publisher from the Proofread First Pass Galleys.
After combined total of about five hours on our headsets, one accidental hangup, and one dead battery, we got it all done!
It wasn’t terrible; it was fun, actually. We learned that we each pronounce the name “Devynne,” (a minor character from The Way Back to You) differently, which we’d never have learned from textual communication. I don’t know about Michelle, but I might be up for Conducting Writing Business by Phone again one day. Maybe. 😉