Part One of Many
Ever read an amazing book and wonder how any human being could possibly be not only that creative, but also arrange all those words so perfectly? The reality is, authors enlist the help of many special people to fine tune their books so the readers have a great reading experience. (I’m not sure I’m supposed to let that cat out of the figurative bag, but I plan to share far greater enlightenment than that here so we’ll have to wait a while and see if I have any friends remaining in the world of authors or if I should perhaps go back to well drilling or performing oil changes or… I guess this has become an impromptu example of why authors need many special people to work along side them, at times come behind them even, and point out their wordiness, find the typos, and help resolve each misdirection, to keep authors—who tend to love words to a fault at times—from rambling.)
Authors are people too. Their cars break down.
Getting a recall car repair. A 2 hour wait in a cushy chair in the waiting room? Bring it on! Uninterrupted writing time. #amwriting at a car dealership 😂— D. G. Driver (@DGDriverAuthor) September 30, 2019
They procrastinate about housework.
I have my vacuum and mop out. Looks like I’m starting the writing process. #Writing #writerslife #amwritingfantasy #procrastination— A.E. McKenna (@ae_mckenna) September 30, 2019
They get wrapped up in debates with family and friends.
(Some things don’t really need an example now, do they?)
They enjoy the little things.
And the not so little things.
They love their pets (and often ridicule them on social media).
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The case before us is the unlawful consumption of our delicious deserts. The defendant is Raven Mavis Perreault, age 4, German Shepherd/Bernese Mtn. The accused showed remorse and would not look at her grandmother. Furthermore, she didn’t ask to be fed when dinner came. Is she guilty? You decide. Give me your opinion. She was back to her spunky self this morning. #germanshepherd #dogs #authorsofinsta #authorslife #AnnePerreaultAuthor
Yes. Authors are people too. A lot like you and a lot like me. So next time you read an amazing book and wonder how any human being could possibly be not only that creative, but also arrange all those words so perfectly, I hope you’ll take the time to make someone’s day by posting a five star heartfelt and spoiler-free review and, whenever possible, reach out on social media to thank the author.