#10 Not writing. Can’t. Reach. Keyboard.
If I had a dime for every time someone has me when the next book will be out or how long does it take to write a book, I could probably stop writing. Ok, maybe not. I enjoy it too much to give it up THAT easily.
Still though, inquiring minds want to know: Why does it take soooooo long to write a book? It can’t take that long to slap down 80,000 words on a page, can it?
Ah, if that were the only thing that needed doing, it might not. But, dear reader, it is far more complicated than that. Once has to deal with so many things, including issues with staff.
Staff? What staff? Writer’s have staff?
No, generally not. I probably should be a little clearer. Usually writers ARE the staff. Staff as in ‘Dogs have owners, cats have staff.’
This is probably a good time to introduce the fluffybutt management who consider me their staff.
They think they are helpful, but their idea of help and mine can strongly differ. The big guy in the back is Whitie–I know creative name. He’s actually more like a toasted marshmallow than truly white. He’s also got the figure of a marshmallow, soft and plushy. Oh yes, he’s HUGE too. His temperament matches too, sweetie and sticky, he likes to hang around his people and will stick in the most inconvenient location. See above.
The stripy guy in the foreground is the Smart One. He’s always wandering around telling you what’s wrong. He’s the brains of the outfit, and he’s not quiet about that fact. Happily, he’s easy to get along with and a good team builder. He’s always encouraging his teammates and making sure there’s plenty of team building opportunities. See above.
I’ll introduce more of the management later. It’s quite the colorful group, and oh so helpful in making sure I meet deadlines!