This is an update post on the story that I am writing with a partner. We started our story, wrote a few scenes then hit a road block. Taking a few days off, we came back at it, still stymied. Took a few more days off (RL takes up a lot of time, ha), came back and didn't like what we had written but felt it was necessary background information. A setup to the main plot.
Suddenly, I had a flash of brilliance. So I IM'ed the new idea, she liked it. I wrote it up. Then something happened. She thought it was the next scene, I thought we were starting over with a better "hook." So we argued about that until we decided to call it quits for the night.
Having never married or had children, I never really had to compromise much except at work. So this whole concept of compromise is alien to me to begin with, and I must say I don't like it. I couldn't see her POV, she couldn't see mine. We signed off both feeling a bit angry at each other and frustrated with our story.
After exchanging emails, we decided to keep the new scene and see if it fits into the story. Ok, that's what I told her. But the truth is, I don't like what we've written before, it's boring.
Am I suppose to compromise here and hope she comes around to my POV or take my stand on this hill? Any ideas out there?
BTW, I'm super excited about our online chapter and can't wait to get started. Thanks ANWA for coming up with a great idea for those of us who are far away from active chapters. The timing was perfect for the two of us here on the Gulf Coast.