I’ve been dealing with a very annoying little brat lately.
Everyday I have to fight, cajole, or
beg her to do her work. I'd like to
punish her but:
Will she get more obstinate?
Here's a sample of one of our exchanges:
Little Girl Me: I HATE IT!!!!!!!
Big Girl Me: I know you don’t like social media but
you have to do it.
Little Girl Me: WHY?
Big Girl Me: Other authors do it.
Little Girl Me: Who cares?
Big Girl Me: I care. And it works. To get reviews, sell
Little Girl Me: So why you don’t just get an agent?
Big Girl Me: I tried. Didn’t happen. Time to self-pub.
Little Girl Me: So why do I have to suffer?
Big Girl Me: We’re in this together, remember?
Little Girl Me: I signed up only for the fun stuff—
writing. Not the dumb boring stuff.
Big Girl Me: Well it’s time to put your big girl panties
on and just do it. . .otherwise. . .
Little Girl Me: Otherwise what?
Big Girl Me: Otherwise I won’t let you have your
favorite ice cream-mint chocolate chip.
Little Girl Me: I thought you were trying to lose weight?
Big Girl Me: What? Are you my conscience now?
Little Girl Me: Fine! I’ll do it. But I want 4 scoops!
Big Girl Me: Deal!
Do you struggle with doing all that must be done to be