Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Due Dates

I've decided that waiting for a manuscript to sell is a lot like being 10 months pregnant:
* You know that something is going to happen, but you don't know exactly what kind of baby you're going to have or when.
* You overanalyze every little twinge - is this it?
* You get so tired of everyone asking why it hasn't happened yet.
* Unbecoming thoughts enter your head when you see other authors and their brand-new book babies while you're still lumbering along.
* Your mind is always elsewhere, no matter how much you try to be present.
* You picture your book baby in your head constantly.
* You have an excuse for being short with family members.
* Your ankles swell.

Okay, maybe that last one is just me.

On this date: In 1969, Star Trek's last episode airs.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

I love this analogy! How about this one--you're wondering if the name you picked out will fit once you finally get to meet it in person. :-)

When one (or both!) of us sell a book, we'll have to have a book shower--instead of booties and teddy bears, we'll give each other book signing pens and pre-printed bookmarks.

cynjay said...

As long as we don't have to play that game with the baby food jars, I'm in.

Disco Mermaids said...

Oh! Oh! And you eat everything in sight and you keep running to the bathroom!

No?

Seriously, I can't wait to hear the updates on the progress of your baby being born!

Fingers crossed,
Robin