In an effort to avoid my writing (not that I have to make much of an effort these days), I just finished rereading Misery. Afterall, I had taken it off the shelf to take the picture for my last post.
Page 111 —
“There was no ten-second deadline, of course—he’d had no contract for the book, had written it on spec, and hence there was no delivery date to think about. Yet there was always a deadline, a time after which you had to leave the circle, and most writers knew it. If a book remained roadblocked long enough, it began to decay, to fall apart; all the little tricks and illusions started to show.”
Man, that Stephen King sure knows what he’s talking about.