If you want it done right, well, you know the rest. But, sometimes, if you want it done at all…. And why even mention this? Because of a gal that I used to know, way back when, in New Mexico. She says her life story she wants to share. “So what?” I said. “Nobody cares. If you want to hook people, then you’ll just have to snare all your readers with rich bait and a lure.” “But I can’t write. I wouldn’t dare. I was hoping that you would. Can I interest you here?” “Oh no! sweetheart. Nobody cares. But there are Ghost Writers that will charge you a fare.” “Well, really I was hoping I could interest you there. I have a great story that that I need to share. It’d be a best seller. I know that it would!” “No, No, Dear Darlin’, and let me be fair: If you want it done right….” “But, I can’t write! I don’t write. I’ll tell you what: I’ll pay you a lot, if you’d just write it up.” “Oh no, dear friend, I don’t really care. But, I’ll tell you what: Do you see that gal over there? She just might do it. Why not approach her? She’s done such before.” And there I did lose her. I may not see her again. For she’ll know me from henceforth as shirker, not friend.
©2013, Marvin Loyd Welborn