Writing the Ghost

I’m starting to think writing is a bit like running a séance parlour for a living. Some days you’ve got a whole troop of spooks moving the furniture. Other days you’ve got the Duchess of Popularity and all her friends around the table without even an unexplained smell to entertain them. Your job is to make sure you are the only one who knows the difference. You wake up every day hoping the ghosts clock in and do all the hard work, but prepare to use every ounce of your intellect and abilities in case they don’t. You can’t sit back and trust the same old tricks every time because the majority of your clientele are repeats and will stop coming if you cease to astound and amaze them.