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 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…