Why ask if you don’t want to know:

Daily post: What question do you hate to be asked? Why?

Perhaps the question I most hate at the moment is, ‘How is the book going?’

I know that if they know me well enough, they won’t ask this question. The ones that ask usually have no desire to hear the answer, so I respond with a curt answer that tells them nothing.

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20 thoughts on “Why ask if you don’t want to know:

  1. Dixie Minor

    People ask me that too, and I say, “I started over. . . AGAIN.” 😦 I loved Lily’s Wish and the parts of Enduring Threads (and the title) that I have read, and I am SO interested to you YA. book and just know I would love it!

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Thanks Dixie, I have just finished the YA one again! Will send it off to the editor for a final proof reading. Do you remember the word count on your ‘Winter Wish?’ I think mine is too short for the YA market, and may have to be reclassified as a short story. (over 11,000 words only).
      So I’m thinking i just might write a series of short stories instead! Thank you for your enthusiastic comment! xx

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  2. preciouspen1955

    oh dear please don’t be offended but I am delighted to know you are writing a book and would love to know how is it going and what it is about , I enjoy your posts so much , I just know your book would be a delight also. hugs Kathy. xxx

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    1. bkpyett Post author

      Kathy, I am not offended by you, as I know you are sincere. I have written ‘Enduring Threads’ about my life. It is sitting waiting for someone to do something about it!! I wrote the first draft, the part about my childhood, on the blog. It has since been edited. I did get one Children’s book,’Lily’s Wish’ published traditionally, but the other children’s books are waiting for someone to do something about them. I am in the process of finishing a YA book about angels. It is frustrating me no end, as it needs something extra! Well my dear friend, you did ask!! 🙂

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      1. preciouspen1955

        oh wow I will find the ones on your blog and when the angels one is printed you must let me know , Lily’s wish is now my wish to read , so happy to know such an accomplished writer , your children must be so proud of you . I would like to write something worthy of publishing some day but methinks my ideas are to dizzy at the moment I just love dipping into everything sometimes I think I could have been a wonderful actress because of my vivid imagination honestly I dream up stories in my head every day about all the different things I discover , the blog is great I keep meaning to do some more serious articles or perhaps just my own views on things , did u ever see the film educating Rita , from what I remember she was just so interested in everything she did not mind asking questions in order to gain knowledge , it was funny that film , I must watch it again sometime just to see if it has the same impact as first time I watched it , I better go , its one am here ha ha , good night my friend may blessings and light surround you and your loved ones always. Kathy.

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      2. bkpyett Post author

        I did see the film, ‘Educating Rita,’ and enjoyed it very much. Having had 5 children, Kathy, you must have had a very full life. It’s wonderful that you are able to find time for yourself now.
        I still find it hard to make time for writing, getting distracted between the garden and all the other things that pop up. On my ‘About’ comments, it has the details of the publishers of ‘Lily’s Wish,’ if you are interested in getting a copy. It is only a paperback and $10. It is coming to the end of this edition, so am wondering if they will re-publish. Thank you for your kind words.
        I know your time is ripe for getting things done too. I shall follow your progress with interest. ❤

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  3. hilarycustancegreen

    I can’t even cope with ‘What is your book about?’ A perfectly good question to which I should have a decent answer. If pressed I say something about ‘an upbeat book about suicide’ and then have to qualify every word of that as they struggle to respond.

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  4. Silver in the Barn

    You’re so right, Barbara, that people are mostly making idle chit-chat and you don’t have to give a real answer to their questions. I’ve learned to deflect questions I don’t want to answer with another question aimed towards them. That helps when you really, really don’t want to talk about something.

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