Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Patience

We've done "books are like babies" to death, now let's try "books are like carrots". This is what happens when you want to see the results of your efforts so badly that you harvest prematurely... Cute effort, but basically no good to anyone in the long-run (after we'd killed ourselves laughing and taken a photo, we left it to wither on the kitchen bench). So next time you think your manuscript is ready...think of my carrot!


Now you can see why I dedicated my book to my children "who are much better at waiting than I am" - it wasn't them who pulled up the carrot.

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5 comments:

KatW said...

Excellent post -made me giggle.
Kat :-)

Emily Gale said...

Thanks, Kat. There may be a zucchini / courgette post to follow, depending on how they turn out.

E.

CarolineG said...

Aw, what a cute carrot! Maybe you should have eaten it with a chipolata and a single chip.

Debs Riccio said...

Aw Emily, bless that little carrot for having a go, though!

Emily Gale said...

Caroline, if only my appetite were that constrained - I disprove the rule about not eating as much in hot weather.

Debs - aww, yeah, he was a plucky l'il fella.