What does publishing and childbirth have in common?

Baby

Ahh! The beauty of writing. The agony, the sweat, the unexpected results. Will my book sell? Will I ever make it as a writer? The questions abound.

It’s sort of like childbirth I’m told. Look, I know, I’m a guy and wouldn’t know the first thing about it, but thinking outside the box has taught me to realize that the two subjects of publishing and childbirth aren’t alien concepts when you compare them.

A piece of writing goes through many stages, just like an embryo, before it can call itself a book. Just like childbirth, you never know how the child is going to turn out. Of course every parent wonders, it’s that’s normal.

Writers do the same thing, being one I can confirm this.

But isn’t that the beauty of it? Isn’t that why writers write? And why people want families? To get a part of themselves out into the world? To make sure they live on?

That’s what I aspire to do. Even if I never have kids, I’d like the best part of myself out there, so that people will know who I was long after I have departed this place called Earth.

What do you think?

T.A. UNER is the Author of various published novels and short stories. Please follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, publishing, and life. By subscribing to his blog posts you’ll have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. Sorry! Spam not included.

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