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My Third Fantasy Novel: The story of what happened when I sat down to write my third fantasy novel
Posted by Milton, Feb 9, 2008. 1976 views. ID = 578

My Third Fantasy Novel

Posted by Milton, Feb 9, 2008. 1976 views. ID = 578
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Last month I sat down to write my third fantasy novel.

My first fantasy novel was about a creature called a wimplewooflewog. It was going to be awesome, but then we had a snowstorm and I had to go out and shovel snow all day, so I never got around to writing it.

My second fantasy novel was about a mind reading fairy warthog wizard, and it would have been a best seller, except that the circus came to town and my friends and I had tickets to go see that, and it seemed a lot more fun than writing a fantasy novel.


So then it was time for my third fantasy novel, but I really just didn't have any interest in writing anything. Unfortunately, there wasn't any snow and no circus was in town, and I couldn't find anything to distract myself from writing. So there I sat.

Then I had a brilliant idea. The rich and famous don't even write their own books; they have ghost writers to write for them. I need a ghost writer.

As I was thinking about this, I saw a ladybug crawling across my desk, and I squished it under my thumb, thinking that maybe it would come back and haunt me, and it could be my ghost writer.

That turned out to be not such a great idea, because it wasn't just a ghost writing ladybug, it was a mindreading brainsucking ideastealing ghostwriting ladybug, and it took every last good story idea I ever had, and wrote a best selling novel which it made millions of dollars from.

And I'm stuck writing dumb stuff about ladybugs.

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