Whiney is busy trying to write.
She’ll get back to making videos when she finishes her edit.
The Whiney Writer started, as so many of the wild writers’ best ideas do, in a casual conversation. Julie was complaining about some rewrite or other, and proclaimed, “Writing’s haaard.” We don’t remember who came up with the idea of a talking writer Barbie doll that whined when you pulled the little ring attached to her back, but we took off with it: “I hate my copy edit.” “They rejected me agaaaain?” “They take hooow long to get back to you?” After that, when anyone complained, they often did it in the voice of Whiney Writer Barbie and we all got very fond of her. When our meeting once fell close to Halloween, and we came in costume, Laura actually came as Whiney Writer Barbie, with string coming out of the back of her hoodie and a whole series of great Whines. But that’s as far as the Whiney Writer went…until we came up with the idea of creating a group website. We also forget who had the brilliant idea of making Whiney Writer our site mascot—and her appearance in the flesh, with her frizzy hair and crocs and middle-aged spread (Barbie who?) springs from Anna-Maria’s genius. But in our hearts, the Whiney Writer belongs to all of us wildfolk—and to complaining writers everywhere.