Releasing A Book Is Like Giving Birth

A book release is a lot like pregnancy, labor and childbirth (I gave birth to two children so I know what I’m talking about.)

When you get a book deal, it’s like finding out you’re pregnant. Elation, supreme happiness, and planning for the future. Then you settle in and nest for those long months, plotting and planning along the way. It’s hard. There are aches and pains and moments of extreme nausea, but you know in the end it will all be worth it.

Then as the date draws near the book release, you feel heavy, unsettled, and profoundly uncomfortable. You worry… a lot. But you’re also so damn excited you can hardly stand it. You want it to happen and you want it to happen RIGHT NOW. You want everyone in the whole world to see your baby, and hope they love it as much as you do.

Then…release day. The birth day of your baby, your pride and joy. Oh, it’s painful, but it’s finally here. And you hold that precious bundle in your hands for the very first time..and it’s so beautiful, and you know all those long months of misery were worth it.

HUNTING THE DEMON was born on August 28th, 2007. I hope you love my baby.

Oh, and I’m having twins, because EXCLUSIVE releases next Tuesday. It’s been a damn hard several months of this ‘pregancy.’ Now you know why I’m so exhausted. :giggle:

In celebration of the birth of my twins, I’m giving away a bag of promo items I picked up at the RWA conference. Cool stuff –pens, magnets, bookmarks, excerpt booklets and all kinds of fun stuff–so post here about what new ‘babies’ you’ve been admiring recently. Either newborns or those about to be born.