Okay, we are removing the Baby Steps meter. While the whole public accountability thing with the author usually works, it is not this time and, I suspect, may even be making it worse. Big, stinky backfire. Way big, stinky backfire.
She needed a break, but a break that comes with the word “can’t” attached to it, isn’t really a break. It’s more a brake or a breaking, and, trust me, we do not want and/or need a broken author.
So… She will write when she writes, and it will be a good thing, not a head-bashing, teeth-pulling, do-or-die-trying endeavor. She will once again marvel at what a damn cool group of chicks she has living within the confines of her skull. Have faith.