Over on The Magic District is an excellent post by Margaret Ronald portraying the process of creating a manuscript via the medium of text adventure. Hilarious! And very true. Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite:

Welcome to WRITER’S QUEST!
You are in a writer’s room. Exits are north and east. The door leading north has “This Way to Fame, Fortune, and Free Beer!” painted over it.
There is a chair here.

>inventory

You have a Hazy Idea for a story.
You have a Muse.
You have an Inner Editor.

>go n

You can’t go that way.