A while ago a started a project called Ten, a collaborative story jointly written by ten authors about ten people from across the globe tasked with killing each other.
For the authors that joined in, the deal was simple. This book when finished would be published via a self-publishing service and I would pay for a and send a copy to each one. We’d all get the opportunity to write with each other, work on a real, serious project and work on doing proper editing and revisions.
Things however, did not go to plan.
This is an article about the challenges faced and the lessons learned, both about myself and the running of an ambitious project, from the failure of Ten.