Writer: Why is there dancing?
Sheep #1: It's time to click up our hooves.
Sheep: #2: We're rejoicing.
Sheep #3: There's general merriment.
Sheep #1: You're almost done.
Sheep #2: You re-read the manuscript.
Sheep: #3: And you were pleased.
Sheep #1: We know. We were there.
Writer: Shhhhhh! I don't want to jinx it.
Sheep #1: (shaking head) Once an actor, always an actor.
Sheep #2: You need to get over these superstitions.
Sheep #3: Time to grow.
Writer: I've got finishing touches to do yet.
Sheep #1: Don't bring us down.
Sheep #2: You'll be done in no time. Stop fiddling.
Entire Flock of Sheep: Submit! Submit!
Writer: Now, just hold on. I want it to be as good as it can be. There can still be changes. Improvements. Clearer voices.
Sheep #1: You're delaying.
Sheep #2: You're afraid.
Sheep: #3: This is sad for you.
Writer: I want to be sure.
Sheep #1: You'll never be sure. You can't be. Give it to others to read - get their input.
Sheep #2: We've read it.
Sheep #3: We've one criticism.
Writer: Which is?
Sheep #1: There's no sheep in your story.
Sheep #2: Not a single one.
Sheep #3: Not even in the distance.
Sheep #1: Bah.
Writer: I could add one.
Sheep #1: No. We're fine. Don't worry about us.
Sheep #2: We've just been here all along.
Sheep #3: Encouraging you.
Sheep #1: Showing you the way.
Sheep #2: Waiting patiently for you to understand our brilliance.
Sheep #3: We're very bright.
Writer: I know.
Sheep #1: But now...we're bored.
Sheep #2: We're done with this plot. It's time to move on.
Sheep #3: We've only one more thing to say.
Writer: Which is?
Sheep #1: What's next?
Gotta love your sheep, elspeth. YOu should listen to them. They are very wise.ReplyDelete
Elspeth - I just adore your sheep!! And they are right. Release yourself from the chains of the perceived need for perfection. I'll bet your work is wonderful!! Can't wait 'till it comes out!ReplyDelete
Karen; They are wise. I should listen to them. They're getting very loud.ReplyDelete
Margot; Please, please, I hope you're right! You might change your mind after you've read it.
I want sheep to talk to me too! Yesterday, my husband asked me if my dog was sad when he was gone. I told him, how would I know, we don't speak.ReplyDelete
Well, I'm glad you're almost done your editing.
Clarissa; Perhaps the dog was showing not telling. And as for the editing- yes, I'm glad too.ReplyDelete
Listen to your sheep - they've got your baaaack.ReplyDelete
LOL ... the word verification was SWINE.
And you know how I love the sheep. I saw the tweet and zipped right over here.
Carol; LOL!! Excellent!ReplyDelete
Patricia; I'm so glad you did! I hope the zipping was worth it.
Oh, heck yes. I always enjoy your posts (even when the sheep are snoozing or doing whatever sheep do when they're not contributing).ReplyDelete
Thank goodness I do have some sheep in my book (although only at a distance) :-)ReplyDelete
Patricia; What a kind thing to say - thank you for that. I'm afraid if the sheep were here constantly it would get rather dull. (Wow. That'll make em mad)ReplyDelete
Al; There's good thinking on your part. Well done.
No one but you could have talking sheep, Elspeth!ReplyDelete
They seem pretty intelligent so maybe you should listen already.
Waking to read your work. (I asked your sheep about it but they won't tell.)
Giggles and Guns
LOLWROG! I love this - and can SO often relate!ReplyDelete
Marvin D Wilson
Congratulations you are heading in the right directions. I know it's going to be great. Can't wait to read it.ReplyDelete
Thoughts in Progress
Old Silly; Thanks for letting me know. I'm glad you enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
Mason; Thanks for the encouragement - I hope you're right.
I think you should listen to those very bright sheep and then can I borrow them for a while!)ReplyDelete
Yikes - I don't think there are any sheep in my story either! Better fix that :)ReplyDelete
Hey, give me back MY sheep!ReplyDelete
Mary; My sheep signed confidentiality agreements - but I'm sure they could be bribed.ReplyDelete
Jane; I'll ask them. They might travel.
Jemi; Take my advice. Put them in. You don't want the dreaded sheep's revenge.
Terry; They're mine! They're mine!
Believe me when I tell you that the sheep and only the sheep could drag me away from obsessing over my queen photos. Thanks fellas! I need your sanity right now.ReplyDelete
Oh, and Elspeth - how long have you been revising? Why do I want to know? Oh, no reason,really. Just wondering...(feigns nonchalance). TELL ME!
I love your flock of encouragement (and their occasional pity parties for not being included)--Congrats on being so near the end!ReplyDelete