Surviving Organized Chaos with ParanormYA Partners

Wednesday, October 10, 2012



Welcome, Joy and friends, to the Partners in ParanormYA office.  It’s a quaint spot, usually just me, Gwen Gardner, and Angela – the one you just saw pass by in a blur.  Yeah, that’s her.

Oh, you noticed that when the blur – um, Angela – passed by, my empty desk suddenly had a stack of papers twisted all willy-nilly.  Well, that’s Angela’s brain at work.  She probably just went through an idea-overload moment, jotted them all out and now she’s sharing them with me.  I swear her mind is like some sort of idea generator.  I hint at something then those gears get going and her mind spins through ideas like a money counting machine.  I love that we communicate with each other.  Partnerships can’t work without that.
*whoosh of air*

There she goes again.  See? *Gwen points to her desk, quickly stacks, collates, organizes and gathers all the ideas into one file*

So you’re probably wondering, how do we work together, as different as we are?  Well, today is a bit of an exception.  Angela is normally at her desk, this empty one beside me.  But I made the mistake of surprising her with a six pack of Wild Cherry Pepsi.  She’s been zipping about ever since.  We embrace each other’s differences.  Where she’s excitable, I’m calmer.  With her idea generating and chaos, I’m organized.  We compliment and complement each other, just like our novels Givin’ Up The Ghost and Neverlove.

We balance it all out with the most important thing.  A mutual respect for each other as writers, published authors and creative thinkers.  Making each other laugh and accepting we’re both slightly insane helps too.

So you’ve been given a sort of “insider’s view” into our working world. Angela keeps us energized.  I keep us organized and together, our partnership runs smooth as silk.  I’ll just have to remember to NOT give Angela anymore Wild Cherry Pepsi. Oh, and I’m trying to break her of the habit of always putting me first - that girl is hard to train.

What about you?  Know of any “odd couples” that seem to make it work?


Angela Brown, NeverloveBuy links: Amazon.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, B&N.  


 
Gwen Gardner, Givin' Up The Ghost: Buy link: Amazon.com.


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31 comments:

  1. Angela and Gwen, relax and make yourselves comfortable. My blog is your blog. Wishing you lots sales and excitement as you make your way through the blogosphere. I know you're off to a great start. Congrats to you both.

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    1. Thank you, Joy, for having us here. Very fun giving everyone an inside scoop on the quirky way things seem to get done in our partnership :-)

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    2. Ditto what she said! We're so happy to be here and to share our kookiness with you and your followers. Thanks, Joy!

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  2. It must be great to have a close relationship with a co-author that you can bounce ideas off. Sounds like the two of you have a lot of fun! Best of luck with your books!

    Oh, and my favourite paranormal show is X-Files. I know, I'm hardly up to date.

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    1. Nick, it's awesome being able to bounce ideas off each other. And it helps that we're on the same wavelength - we both love quirky.

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  3. Ha ha! That was a fun visit. Darn, now I seem to have a hankering for wild cherry pepsi...

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    1. Deniz, stop by PIP Headquarters - there's always something going on with our characters. But don't touch Angela's WCP!

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  4. Hmm, paranormal... I loved X-Files too. I wrote a Beauty and the Beast story this summer, so I might have to watch some of the new shows now...

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    1. Deniz, paranormal is so much fun - the skies the limit! You can think up and write about anything.

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  5. I love when your strengths as writers complement each other! Glad you make such a good team. :)

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    1. Shallee, we really do complement each other and have such a blast doing it!

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  6. I have always been a big paranormal romance...I too loved x files. But now I'm digging on vamp diaries.

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  7. What a great partnership! It sounds like Angela and Gwen have a lot of fun, and still get the writing done!

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    1. Laura, we do have fun, bur first and foremost, we're serious about what we're doing and so lucky that we're both reliable:)

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  8. Just goes to prove the old adage that opposites attract! Way to go ladies.

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    1. Bish, that's it exactly, lol! Thank you:)

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  9. Great insight! Wishing you all good luck with your books :)

    Hi, Joy - waving madly!

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  10. Angela's just like me. The slightest thing will set off an entire novel idea in my head. Thank you for this giveaway and my fave paranormal shows right now are Supernatural and Vampire Diaries.

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  11. I'd say you two compliment each other well!

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  12. Seems you are a team and work better together!

    All the best!

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  13. These authors are making a huge splash in the blogosphere!

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  14. This was very entertaining ladies. A creepy time around the blogosphere.

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  15. It's so fun to read you're posts, love how you two work so well together! Under the right circumstances, I think more authors should try to partner up. And Wild Cherry Pepsi...haven't had one in years!

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  16. What a team! You two definitely work well together. Congrats on the launch!

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  17. Fun to hear how opposite you two seem to be :-) Lots of luck with the launch!

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  18. Teamwork is a beautiful thing. Best of everything to you both!

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  19. Sounds like a match made in "writerly heaven".
    Good luck ladies!

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