My ghost writer…aka…Tina…she is the biggest bitch you would every want to meet. She knows this is a huge compliment coming from me, the non-believer, and knower (I know, knower is NOT a real word) of all things…She is a REAL writer, editor and a New York go getter! I will say, I’m tired, she will say, “Deal with it, we are on a deadline”. She is NEVER late for a meeting, and never asks for an extension on our deadline! She is a true ball buster, and has the ability to make me cry with one email or text.
So, I asked her…Why do you write other people’s drama, why do you NOT become the next James Patterson? She easily could be all of this and more with her amazing talent. Her answer? I cannot handle social media, I’m a private person and cannot handle people judging me! WHAT? This girl honestly makes me shiver in my boots, yet she is afraid of social media? I said, “Who cares what they think? You are brilliant and could easily come up with these ideas on your own!” This is after a full year of working with this woman who I have NEVER gotten her to utter anything personal to me, so I was LISTENING! She recently sent me a picture of herself, I had never even seen her face, she has been plagued with acne her whole life. She was teased so horribly in school that she became a book-worm and devoted herself to journalism, behind the scenes. She never even uses her real name.
If you know me, and you do by now – I’m all over this – I know this Doctor and that Doctor and you can be cured! Once a shrinking violet you can come out as the STAR you are. Just let me make a few calls. “NO, she firmly said, this is the life I have chosen, and I am happy with it.”
WTF? Okay, not wanting to upset her, and I do RESPECT her. Damn Bullies was my first thought. Upon thinking on it a bit more, maybe she has the best of both worlds? She doesn’t have to take the heat, the BEATING that I do week after week, despite the praise, she is just happy. WOW! Wow again. I am grateful to you Tina. I am grateful that you saw a diamond in the rough and took me with all my self-righteousness on. Thank you. I know I will NEVER be the writer that she is or even the editor that she is, but I appreciate her for having to put up with people like me for a living! That is the biggest WOW! I would have quit after Chapter Four.
Thanks, Tina. I will not let you down. Thanks for the true girlfriend sharing, it was all I needed to close this book.
aka….The Mask of the Doctor’s Wife, but NOTHING without Tina….