An Ode to Writer Paranoia
After all this time, messing about
Too much input, too much fear
Inner critics grabbing my ear
Are the characters foolish? More silly than not?
Should I make Roxanne less bookish, more hot?
Is the cover okay? Are the colors too bright?
Should I put Vanessa in a life or death fight?
Maybe I'll take it off Smashwords and Kindle,
Add a talking dog--a bulldog, a brindle
Or kill off a favorite character or two
Give Deanna a problem--less cheerful, more blue
I'll drive myself nuts if I keep down this path
So I'll kill off my critic to avoid her wrath
It's not an earth-shattering event, after all
Like ending world hunger or the Berlin Wall's fall
Special Delivery is a story for pleasure
One that I hope that readers will treasure
Something to make them smile just a bit--
A result of my humor and stellar wit
The worry is over, I'm ready for glory
Until I get ready to post my next story.