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That first look, that first touch, that first joyous encounter.

You can’t believe that you’ve created something so unique and beautiful. As you cradle it in your arms, wishing to share your joy with others, your mind races towards the future.

No more sleepless nights…

No more caffeine laden cups of coffee…

No more second guessing…

No more tears of agony…

Wait a minute… Why are you holding a pack of diapers?

Hold on now! I’m not talking about your first KID!!

The apple of your eye isn’t a tiny gal or guy, it’s the first BOOK that you’ve written, and yes, its lovely cover makes you want to cry.

These are tears of joy that mark the end of a heroic saga. Your creative side has vanquished the demons of doubt and trepidation.

Before you even began the naysayers were waving the black flags and chanting…We don’t think you CAN.

This bundle of joy didn’t come easy, it was a creation that stood on the edge of damnation as you struggled with thoughts, words, ideas and facts, not to forget the contemplation, estimation, and presentation.

You wished for mercy, but the story wouldn’t have it…it was either THE END or more years of prolonged agony that would throttle your self-respect.

So now that you look back and also look further ahead, your first kid was a cute miracle, but your first book was an achievement, or even a source of income…DAMN! IT’S YOUR BUTTER AND BREAD!!

It may seem a bit shallow and a little hard to swallow, but there’s no comparison between your first book and your first kid.


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And for those of you who still have neither, think long and hard, writing a book is a lonely battle, raising a kid is an everyday struggle.

Whatever you decide, the book and kid are both a matter of pride, the first will carry your name forever, the second will bury you deep…hopefully only after you die.

4 Comments on “First Book vs First Kid

  1. I couldn’t see a date on this and was surprised at only 7 likes and no comments.

    I thought it very good. The introduction made you wonder which way to go as it could apply to either.

    I don’t write to publish. I just like playing round with words and having fun. But when you create something good, the feeling is so good.

    Interesting time in Vegas hey?……

    • It’s one of my older posts, Don. When I wasn’t so in the blogging sorority. Wonder if I am even now…
      And yes, comments are not so easily obtained. Writing has to be for the effort and the outcome. Otherwise, it just lacks the right flavor. Thanks for taking out the time to read this. Appreciate it. 🙂
      Vegas is another story…

      • I thought WP automatically dated posts..

        As I’ve said I mainly write for myself. If others like it and want to tag along great. If not still fine. BUT it’s nice to get some pats on the back every now and again.

        Fully agree with below

        Writing has to be for the effort and the outcome. Otherwise, it just lacks the right flavor

        • WP does provide dates to the posts. But I guess there’s something going on with the ones I filter.
          Have to check that out.
          And I totally agree with you.

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