Introducing Saoirse (pronounced SAIR-sha in her native Sídhe tongue), my trusty editorial assistant. Her responsibilities include improvisational editing, translation, and fuzzy logic. She's a proponent of seat-of-the-pants (or at least lap) writing. While my characters tend to be shades of gray, with Saoirse everything is black and white. I've asked her to try to stay out of my way, but she can still be a source of writer's block. At least, when I need to exert my writer's voice, she finds something to chew on.