The proposal is close to submission and it’s almost time for something I call The Fun Pass. If you’re anything like me, writing can paralyze you sometimes and leech all of the fun out of you. How will you express this complex idea in few words? How does it work? Will anyone enjoy it? The inner editor rages, slashing at things with the kind of scissors you’d have been scolded for even thinking about as a child. You imagine craven mobs of upset readers.