Monday, September 20, 2010

It's a Book not a Baby!

Just try telling that to an author. So, here are the top ten ways in which having a book published is like having a baby.
#10. Coming up with a title is almost as involved as naming a child.
#9. And you thought getting a due date from the OB was hard...
#8. Creating a book idea is nearly as fun as creating a kid. (Yes, honey, just nearly.)
#7. Edits and Revisions are like the last miserable month of pregnancy.
#6. You're just as excited showing off your cover art as you were those first ultrasound pictures.
#5. Creating an author website's a lot like decorating the nursery.
#4. Like diapers, promotional items never come in just the right sized package for the right price.
#3. Spending hours and hours sitting glued to a computer is just as devastating to your figure as pregnancy.
#2. Your spouse and children will complain you're spending too much time with the book and ignoring them.
and #1. When the release date arrives, the book's coming whether you're ready or not.

But you know what, when it's all said and done, I wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world. So I guess it really is like having a child.

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