New Babies

I started thinking about an analogy I made in a comment on Natalie’s blog last night. I was musing over the fact that we MoMo’s (see side link list) are all starting brand new stories. I compared a new story to a newborn. In many many ways, they are the same. They require so much attention and work, we fuss over them so much, we can hardly stand to put them down. We are so completely in love with them, but so aware of the work ahead.


15 Responses to New Babies

  1. Natalie says:

    It’s so true Renee, right down to the nights awake thinking about the little cutie. I can’t stop myself—I feel like I have twins right now…hehe.

  2. As a twin myself, I assure you that you can handle them. :)

    It might be hard, but I truly think that if anyone can write two books at once, it’s you, Natalie.

  3. Kiersten says:

    Oh dangit, Natalie took my keeping me up at night joke. Stinker.

    He he, so true though. It’s fun how we’re all at the same stage. We should plan this for our next actual babies, too ; )

  4. Ren!! Hey, so…I , uh…well this is harder then I thought….Can I be a junior MoMo?? I know I haven’t even written the first page of my new story yet..but I bought the composition book and I have the names of two of the characters and a growing idea:) so to go along with your analogy I guess I’m pregnant!

  5. Natalie says:

    SIS! We always need more Momos! You write, you belong:) You have a blog we can visit?

  6. Joanne says:

    And then after all those hours of tlc, the scary part is when we send them out into the world! (of publishing!)

  7. Good point! Especially about understanding what’s ahead now.

  8. Of COURSE you can be a MoMo, Diana!* I am so excited that you have started plotting your book!!! You have to tell me all about it. (When you are ready, of course)

    And, yeah, I guess you are pregnant, though I haven’t written a word of my story yet either. But I am close . . . so close. This week, I predict. Once I can think of my MC’s name. (MC means main character, btw. Just so you know the lingo. :)

    *For everyone else, sleeplessinseattle is my twin sister Diana, who had FINALLY gotten on Blogger. Hurray!

  9. Also, Joanne, it’s so true. Midas is out in the world and I am still worrying about her. I guess a parent never stops loving their children.

    And, thanks Terri, I thought it was a pretty decent analogy. :)

  10. Oh, and I almost forgot, Diana, you should start a writer blog. It’s so fun. :)

  11. Natalie says:

    Diana! Yay! Be our friend too!

  12. Kiersten says:

    Oh, well, twin sister equals automatic acceptance into the MoMos, naturally ; ) Because biologically, your children are also Renee’s.

    Hmmm…that doesn’t make any sense. Regardless, yee haw and start writing! Yay for Diana!

  13. I feel humbled to be part of the prestigious MoMos. I will get a writer blog going asap…meanwhile I am trying to think of a way to start my book that isn’t disgustingly melodramatic as the past three tries have been!!!

  14. Ha! Melodramatic openers? You ARE my twin sister. :)

    Can’t wait to hear more about it!

    Also, thanks Kiersten and Natalie for welcoming my sis.

  15. Natalie says:

    Eh, just start how you want, Diana. That first chapter always goes through rewrites, anyway. Or, in my case, can get hacked to pieces/deleted…heh.