Books are like gardens.
You've got to find seeds
soak the seeds
plant the seeds in some dirt
water the dirt where the seeds are
weed out the things that grow that are not products of the seeds you planted
de-bug by getting a pet spider
and a garden snake
And eventually, you get something beautiful!
Books are the same.
First you find some ideas
you let thse ideas soak and ruminate and marinate in your brain
write the ideas on some papers
write some more on the papers where the ideas are
edit the things that developed that are not good products of your ideas
de-bug by getting a pet writer
and a critique group
write write write
and eventually you get something beautiful!
Gardens and books are both products of hard work.
They're works of art.
And sometimes they're even full-time jobs.
Every garden and every book has a history with characters and adventures.
So it seems only fitting that every garden and every book have a bit of humor.
Perhaps by way of gnome.