Sometimes writing is like raising a child.
The newborn stage: A story is born. You give it a clever name, coddle it, change it, feed it, nurture it, love it.
The Terrible Twos: NO!!! Its first word. The start of the temper tantrums.
The adorable childhood stage: The age of cooperation, fun, being together, learning new things, helpful, and exercising some independence.
Pre-adolescent: I don’t want to.... Let’s just leave it at that.
Teenage Years: Please just help me get through this without hurting anyone. The stage of raging hormones, stubbornness, arguments, defiance, whining, too busy texting.
Graduation: Yeah, we made it. We are now the Proud Author of a Graduate.
1. Off to College: we send our baby, our child, off to an agent or publisher. We hope and pray that it uses our hard earn time (dollars) to learn and get a degree (published), not party and fumble its way through the process, or worse yet, has to face rejection.
2. Skips College and Moves Out: Not interested in College. Wants to be Indie (independent). Gets a job, earns its own money, enriches itself through its own process, is out experiencing life.
3. Can't Get Its Act Together: You pray that it would just grow up soon, PLEASE!
An Adult: Your child, your story, has moved on now. It’s earning its own way. It’s responsible. Calls you less frequently. Needs you even less. It’s there for you on holidays and special occasions.
Some stories you raise and everything goes rather smoothly. Others, well, they may take a long time, they may challenge you along the way and they may need your constant love.
Welcome to Parenthood... The Raising of a Story
The Author in all of us
There is a story inside. One that needs out and to be read by others. It's there and now it's time for it to flow from author to the reader. Join us as we celebrate Indie authors.