Wednesday, April 6, 2011
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.