"You really should be doing something else."
"Like what? Something exciting just happened to the main character!"
"Like blogging. You haven't been blogging enough."
"Monday. I'll catch up on Monday. Besides, there's still plenty of time today to return comments."
"Or writing. When was the last time you wrote? A week ago?"
"I'll have you know it was a perfectly respectable . . . um, ah, six days ago."
"See? And you wanted to have this book done later this month! You've still got a lot of plot to go!"
"But I want to know what happens."
"And you have stuff to edit. And you wanted to start working on that new project about--"
"It's taboo to mention it now! The inspiration will die!"
"My point is, the book will still be there later. You got it at the library yesterday. You still have 20 days with it, and that's without renewing."
"Are you crazy? The character just . . .!"
"You're overexcited. Get off that bed and do something productive."
"Reading is productive."
"Possibly, and that's in the eyes of the party involved, not outside observers. Just get up, will you? Or I'll start spilling the beans on that new project idea--"
"NO. Don't mention it!"
"Then get up."
"Darn you. This is a suspenseful book!"
"In which we return to my original point, which is that it will not vanish if you set it down for a while."
"Sigh. I guess."
"Now write a blog post. You haven't done that in too long."
"I know, I know."
"And hammer out some more words, will you?"
Have you read any good books lately?
-----The Golden Eagle