It was an eventful Christmas holiday for us, full of sickness, cold weather, and a little bit of celebrating. Needless to say, I'm kind of glad its all over and everyone can go back to our normal routine.
Through all of the down time I've been downloading home movies from the last ten years onto my computer. It's been fun watching my now grown teenage sons and wannabe teenage daughter as little babies and kids. They go from learning to walk, to kicking their first ball, to making their first basket. (Yes, my life revolves around sports).
Sometimes we call our manuscripts our kids and get upset when someone asks us to choose our favorite one. Well just like I have three kids, I have three books.
My oldest son is like my first book. Both are almost ready to make their own way in this world.
My second son is like my second book. It's all grown up, but still has a lot of learning to do.
My third book is like my daughter. The ideas are still percolating, many pages still have to be written until we get to the end.
Its funny how protective we get of our books (just like our kids). I'm having a hard time letting both my son and my first book go.
Any advice on how to do either or both?