One of the wonderful lessons I have learned during the last 4 years is the power of partnership.
This last week, my writing partner and I had some revelatory discussions. Honest dialogues. We have reached a point in this relationship where we know we can say what we really think or feel about a character or scene or whatever and we know we are safe.
I may not always agree with what she thinks and heaven knows she rarely agrees with me, but in the listening and sharing of opposing ideas a better and more viable idea often starts to develop.
I have learned to appreciate the difference.
That is what partners do. They talk. They listen. They learn that the work gets better in the discussion. It also makes work more fun. And if it stops being fun it stops being worth it.