Monthly Archives: August 2010

Project Mayhem

Anything titled Project Mayhem has to be worth checking out, right?  Especially if the subtitle reads: The Manic Minds of Middle Grade Writers.

Intriguing title and all, stop by the Project Mayhem blog, a cooperative effort by a group of fellow middle grade writers (check out the Team Mayhem page).  We plan to post regularly about all things publishing and all things middle grade – from book reviews to our roads to publication.  Stop by, introduce yourself, and let us know if there are topics you would like to see us toss around.

Let the mayhem begin!

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Is Writing a Book Like Having a Baby?

I’m posting over at AuthorScoop today on the oft-used metaphor that writing a book is like having a baby.  Can you guess how this one-month postpartum  mom feels about that?

KILL YOUR DARLING BABIES? OH MY.  MCCREERY AND BURT WEIGH IN.

The Question: How do you, as a writer, relate to the gestation, childbirth, and parenting metaphor as it pertains to your work?  In short, is your book your baby?

The Short Answer: No.  Writing a book does not make you fat.

The Long Answer: In which I compare gestation and childbirth to the writing process.

(Disclaimer: I write this while 8 months into my fourth pregnancy.  Which, as I’ve written about before, means that I am now a constantly grumpy person.)

Below you will find my very scientific research comparing several components of the two situations.  I did this by fabricating conducting a completely unbiased and very real interview with myself a writer and a pregnant woman…

Read more of the post here.

The Question: How do you, as a writer, relate to the gestation, childbirth, and parenting metaphor as it pertains to your work?  In short, is your book your baby?

The Short Answer: No.  Writing a book does not make you fat.

The Long Answer: In which I compare gestation and childbirth to the writing process.

(Disclaimer: I write this while 8 months into my fourth pregnancy.  Which, as I’ve written about before, means that I am now a constantly grumpy person.)

Below you will find my very scientific research comparing several components of the two situations.  I did this by fabricating conducting a completely unbiased and very real interview with myself a writer and a pregnant woman.

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