Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Office

Question. What is your dream office/writing space?

When Tia Dani started working together several years ago things were perfect. We lived close enough so we could get together on a daily basis. Because of it, we were able to sit side by side and create our stories in one office.

By working so closely, we really got to be in each other’s head and understood what we wanted to say. We talked for hours about a scene before the words actually went down on paper. It was easy to critique each page and work it out as we went. Sure it took some time, and our story didn’t move as fast as we would have liked, but it’s how we learned to become one voice. We worked hard at it, blending ourselves to become one.

Unfortunately, because life has a habit of changing things unexpectedly, it happened to us. Personal circumstances made it so we could no longer work together on a daily basis.

It meant Tia Dani had to change...and...WE both hate change.

But we are committed to our team writing. We are determined to figure out a way to make it work. And, we have. Though we now have separate offices on the other side of town from each other, we communicate daily (one way or another). We talk by phone, by email, and we added Skype to our arsenal. We still write and it’s working.

You might say, by being able to spend so much time together in the beginning it made us successful as a team. It’s also made our friendship extremely strong.

Could we have still been a writing team by not spending so much time together in the beginning? Maybe...maybe not. Team writing is hard no matter how it begins. There are lots of sacrifices to make, as there are in any partnership. Partnerships work if you are committed. And we are. Tia Dani plans to be around for a long time to come. We have lots more stories to tell and we hope you will read them and enjoy them as much as we have writing them.

Be watching for our newest release coming from Sapphire Blue Publishing in August. We guarantee it will be hot.

This is our writing space/office.
Tia’s new office

Dani’s new office

This is us working together in Tia’s old office.

What a glamorous life. Pass the bon bons, please.

Death Unseen, Available in print and ebook

Seduction to the Altar, ebook


Anna Questerly said...

They both look great, my office is my dining room table. I didn't see any dust, either you are both really great cleaners or these pics were taken BEFORE our dust storm!w

Tina LaVon said...

I guess I would need a picture of my couch or Barnes and Noble. :)

Marie said...

Your new offices/work spaces look great! I share my workspace with the dogs (usually all three of them are in here sleeping while I'm writing).


Caris said...

Your partnership has always made me envious. I think the flow of energy between you two would be one of the most sustaining things about the working relationship. Lately, I've been brainstorming plot points with my sister (who is NOT a writer at all, but a great reader) and I really love the energy! The creativity is just amazing!


Linda Andrews said...

I'm amazed how anyone can write with another person and I'm just plain jealous of your offices. How do they stay so clean? Surely your creatively leaves a little glitter lying around.

Tia Dani said...

Thanks, Anna. They were taken before the dust storm hit. Good thing, huh?

Tia Dani said...

Tina, those are both great writing places.

Tia Dani said...

Thanks, Marie, We both have dogs in our office too.

Tia Dani said...

Thanks, Caris, you're so sweet. Yes, we are lucky to have each other. And, we are envious of you and your creativity! You are awesome. Have fun brainstorming with your sister. We think a reader would be a wonderful person to brainstorm with.

Tia Dani said...

Hi Linda, We didn't show the other side of the room. And there is a reason. LOL