Cathulhu wrote:Dude, you have no idea. I'm writing a YA novel in honor of my late baby sister, and I'm stuck at 21,000 words. I don't lack for motivation--just swamped periodically with grief. Try it yourself before you knock Demo.
Cath, a little background on the long-running joke about Demo's book. In the days of yore when she first told us that she was writing the book we, of course, were very eager to see it published and read it. None of us expected that the book was going to be written or appear overnight and that it would be some time before it appeared. As time went by, Demo would provide teaser updates and such. But as more time went by, Demo started encountering new chapters of TP activity and stupidity that couldn't simply be ignored; she incorporated such material as the Browns' income tax evasion, trial, conviction, standoff, arrest and subsequent trial (that in itself probably deserved its own book).
Of course, being the Quatloosians that we are, we decided to start ribbing Demo about delaying the publishing by including new material. The joke continued to grow over time and so every few weeks or so, somebody decides to add to the compendium of Demo's "non-book."
I think most of us realized long ago that the book was finished and that it got hung up with the strange world of publishing decisions, something that is obviously beyond Demo's control. I think Demo has been a pretty good sport over the years in letting us tease her about it - I am also pretty sure she has a sweet plan of revenge to implement against us in the future.