And about Paul. What professional writer will spend six years.... and write 600 pages of a very well researched manuscript......... then suddenly and without warning ( after a personal visit with Mikado) QUIT
Shut everything down and publish that manuscript without a word of it being proof-read? Is that what I had a right to expect?
What professional writer does that? He not only walked away from his project he defamed it as he went by writing the words of his "EPIC FAIL BLOG"
He COULD have contacted me and simply said....." I have lost steam... I don't have faith....what should we do?"
He had enough there to do a halfway decent book...
He used me the entire time as his " research assistant" which actually was just a method of keeping my input in the shadow.... I think that I certainly deserved, after six years of nearly constant assistance, to at least a " heads up" about what Pauls new plans were. I believe he owed me that.
I have to conclude that the meeting with Mikado changed his life right then. I don't know the kind of power was put behind that suggestion to change. Was Paul threatened? He acts like he was. Nothing else makes sense.
Other thoughts? Linda