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Birthing the Elephant’s Child

Elephant PNGI always believed it was emotional investment and creating something-out-of-nothing that motivated a writer to call her book, “my baby.” However, as a soon-to-be author, I didn’t realize the period between signing  a contract and holding my first “baby” would mirror pregnancy. A two year pregnancy. I am birthing the elephant’s child. While anticipating my picture book’s August twentieth due date, I have experienced these pregnancy parallels:

1. The wait makes me gain it.

2. I spent the first year worrying the whole process would  miscarry, and I would be left with empty hands and a broken heart.

3. I do not want to hear other authors’  horror stories.

4. “I can’t wait! I can’t wait! I can’t wait!”

5. “What have I done? What have I done?  What have I done?”

6. “Get. It. Out. NOW!”

7. Registered at: Zondervan, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Christianbook.com.

8. I am excited and anxious about what the final product will look like. And most of all:

9. I pray to God that when it arrives, the world will treat it kindly.

When the gestation period for Pirates on the Farm ends and I finally hold my book in my hands, I am certain I will want to “have” another one.

 

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