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Launching the Book

 
I'm preparing to launch Blue Ice with a party - maybe even a big party! October 13 at the Garden Club in Bellevue,details are on my Facebook page. So ... while I try diligently to finish the first draft of Green Ice, which is shaping up nicely, I'm also ordering books, t-shirts, book faceplates, bookmarks and anything else I can think of. At The Garden Club they are busy putting up posters, counting chairs and RSVPs, sending invitations and planning snacks to serve. I've launched children with less fuss.
 
Writing a book is actually a lot like having a child. The breathless anticipation when you realize one is actually on it's way, the out-of-control activity that heralds its arrival, the first tentative steps into the outside world, the people you meet that you never would have met if it weren’t for the little darling, ------
 
Here's a question - how far does this parallel existence go? Terrible two's? Horrid teen years? Leaving home and setting up a life without you? Will it forget to call?
 
Meanwhile, I will go back to work on book-child number two and hope for the best.

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Holli Castillo on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:47 AM
I have always said releasing my novels was exactly like giving birth to my children, except less messy and I was wearing underwear. Now I say writing a series is like raising children, except my books don't backtalk me and they eventually do what I want.
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IC Enger on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 10:22 AM
Your series dont backtalk? I'm doing something wrong! I want to go left, book 2 wants to go right. Hopefully it will settle down and do what I want too. Thanks for the comment Holli.
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Marilyn Meredith on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:45 AM
The birthing and launching is about the same, the difference is you have to go through the labor of writing another book almost immediately.
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Grace Topping on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:53 AM
Congratulations on your book launch. I really enjoyed your comments comparing your book to childbirth. Having had natural childbirth twice, I think producing a book is harder and more painful. My agents wants rewrites and 20,000 more words and for me to start thinking about book two. Who after giving birth immediately starts thinking about child two? Wishing you lots of successful with all your brood.
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Lorna Collins on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:40 PM
Larry always says it's like giving your teenager the car keys for the first time and watching them pull out of the driveway. You have no idea where they'll end up.
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essay writer on Friday, May 23, 2014 3:36 AM
Thanks so much for a great post about how to make the report of the book before the launching. I'd like to know more about these topics and hope that I can receive more insight into this topic.
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