My editor has made it clear that after indulging my petty idiosyncrasies for months, Tor really does expect Zoe’s Tale on or near the end of the month, which is good, because I have other work piling up and I need to boot the book out the door, but also bad, because, uh, I’m not done and I have a week. The one obvious distraction is here, at the Whatever, where I love to blather so. So from now until the book is done, each day I will have do one simple test:
TEST FOR WHETHER I CAN BLATHER INTERMINABLY ON WHATEVER:
1. Is the book done?
a) If “yes,” blather away.
b) If “no,” stop blathering; shut up and get to work.
But since I know you will all wither away into nothingness if I do not post daily (because it’s not like you exist outside my comment threads, you see), each day I have the blather limiter on, I will leave you with a question, which you can answer and discuss to your heart’s content while I bang away like a fevered monkey on my keyboard, trying to finish the book.
So, let’s put this into practice right now:
Is the book done? NO
Blather limiter: ON
Your question for the day: Where do you get your ideas?
(Ha! Yes! The writer is having his revenge!)
Have fun with the question; I’ll update again tomorrow with a new one (since it’s unlikely I’ll be finished with the book by then. Alas).