It's been years! Why can't my baby leave home NOW?
It's not ready yet - you haven't even finished the final draft.
Well? So what? There's nowt like independance to form a bit of personality!
Yes, but Caroline hasn't seen the finished product yet has she? Get off your ass and finish it. It's still full of bizarrely placed commas and horrible, rambling sentences. She wants what best for it.
I don't care. I want it gone.
Plus the cover isn't ready yet, we've not even seen that -
So? Let it run wild and free! Let it's commas dangle, it's semi colons bounce!
Thats just stupid.
(Car is pulled over. Stern parent - the higher self maybe - at the wheel.)
He started it.
Yes, I know. In that time I could have been polishing the final draft. But I was waiting for the kettle to boil. And had to put a wash in. And had to pile up the marking I won't be doing later, on the desk I'll be avoiding all night.
(Kettle says 'Bing'. Yes, 'Bing'. It's says 'Fffzzzzttt' first then 'Bing'. Really. It lights up too, all swirly and disco-y.)
I'll get back to work then.
I'm nearly done.
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