Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kari's Kave: Birthing our Babies

Relax, people, I won't go into actual "birthing" details :-) But I will tell you my nephew's girlfriend is having a baby. She is going in to be induced today...yay! I just love babies. And this will be my very first great nephew. Yes, it's a boy. He will be named Dominic Anthony Russo. I can't wait to see him and hold him. It's been a while since we've had any babies around.

So that got me thinking about authors and their books. AKA...their babies!

Every time I write a book, I feel like I'm giving birth to a new baby. It takes so much effort to get it to grow and develop properly. It can bring a lot of joy along the way, but it can also bring a lot of pain when things aren't going right.

Sometimes we feel like giving up and many times we say we'll never do this again. But then the day comes when we offically write the end. We give birth to the finished product and love it no matter what. We have to realize not everyone will find our baby as pretty as we do, but it won't matter. That pride and joy over what we accomplished will always be there. And yes, we WILL write another one because that is what we do.

Happy reading and writing, folks!


Anita Clenney said...

You're so right, Kari. Writing is like giving birth. Lots of pain and frustrating and sometimes thinking, "I can't do this." But after all the hard work, there's a wonderful creation and it's well worth all the work.

Liz Lipperman said...

And just like childbirth, the joy at seeing the finished product is awesome, and we forget how damn hard it was to "birth" it.

Great analogy, and congrats on being a great aunt!!

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Thanks Ladies! I love writing, and I can't wait to be a great aunt....hopefully tomorrow!