I know that Ileandra and I are separate. We write different things and find freedom in being able to go our own way, each without worrying about the other. But… we are still one person. The Shared Brain still holds us both and she is the one behind the keyboard tapping the keys.So it shouldn’t be too strange – should it? – to consider a collaborative project between me and Ileandra? Some kind of erotic fantasy in which the pair of us got to stretch our creative muscles and produce something together that we could both put our names on. It would have to have vampires in it (at least) to satisfy Ileandra, and it would have to have plenty of interesting sex in it to keep me amused, but there’s absolutely no reason why we couldn’t do that.
I’ve had the idea for some time and I’m throwing it out to you because I trust your judgement. I want to know what you think. It’s crazy enough that we write this way, both of us happily acknowledging that we’re actually the same person. It always seems to capture people’s imagination when The Brain tells people how the blog works. Do you think we could pull it off? Write a story – probably novella length – and publish it through Little Vamp Press as the collaborative efforts of Raven ShadowHawk and Ileandra Young?
Maybe we should start with a smaller project first. Just a short story or two to see if we can garner a bit of interest in doing so. In fact, yes!
This is what we’re going to do:
Ileandra and I are going to write a short story. We’ll get it polished up, beta read, proofread and the like and then we’ll release it to mail list subscribers to test what people think. If she releases it to her list and I release it to mine, we’ll get a good idea of how both sets of readers like the idea. Pending the reaction of that release, we’ll produce more.
Yeah… that’s a plan. ^_^
I can tell you now that this won’t happen before the Meeting Each Other series is complete. But, considering that we’re now at the half point it won’t take very long at all.
Ooo. I’m all tingly now.
If you want to tell me what you think of the idea before we get there then feel free to chip in below. If it looks as though it isn’t going to work we may just save our writing efforts for what we do best. 😉