I am exhausted tonight, so this isn't going to be much of a post, I apologize in advance. For some reason or another I have not been able to get enough sleep this week. Tomorrow, sleeping in is definitely something I'm going to be doing. I was just thinking about collaboration, specifically about many authors working on one project, or different stories set in the same world. I have a wonderful teacher in one of my classes, my history of Science Fiction class. He was talking one day about this very concept, about a group of sci-fi authors creating a universe, and all of those stories having a place inside that universe. Myself, my fiancé, and one of our friends made up our own universe today - think a setting a bit like colonial earth. I'm excited to be writing short stories, as I plan to write quite a few inside of this universe. It doesn't take me too long to write one, either, less than two hours' work for a substantial idea. I'm thinking about writing more short stories and trying to get them published. I am absolutely a better writer now than I was at the beginning of all this, when I started writing my novel last year. My short story writing abilities have improved as well, if this story is any indication. We each have a short story 'due' by the time we get together at Borders this Sunday. I'm excited to see what they come up with. I'm excited to see what I come up with too!
Have any of you out there started and completed a collaborative effort? How did it go? What did you learn? If you have any fun stories, or warnings, feel free to post. I hope everyone is having a great night =) See you tomorrow.