I just had my second novella published and I've realised something. Writing a book is very similar to a pregnancy, and having it published is like giving birth.
When I wrote my first book I planned, I actually looked up baby name sites to help choose the names of the characters and then I didn't use any of the ones that I saw. Just like real life and naming my children. The same can be said for choosing a name for the book itself. It's so important. That book has to have that name for as long as it's a book or rather an Ebook. It has to be a good fit for the story.
As the book was an erotica romance, there was the sex. There has to be sex in order for there to be a baby, well mostly and there has to be sex for an erotic romance.
Anyhoo I won't go into a blow by blow of ALL the similarities, but there are a lot. One of the big ones is the worry. I worried that my plot was good enough like I worried that I'd done the right things and eaten the right things in my pregnancy. The day your book finally does come out is like the day you give birth. All the worry, the planning, the preparing, and you can't wait to see that face. The face of your child or the cover of your book.
Once your baby is there in front of you and you've cuddled it and kissed it and fallen in love, you want to share. You want other people to see how clever you were to grow this little person, like you want other people to read your book. You want other people to TELL you how beautiful your baby is, like you want other people to TELL you how good your book was or at least tell you that they liked it.
So I guess the moral is, if you take the time to read a book, try and find something nice to say about it. The person that wrote it has been nurturing it for some time. A constructive review isn't about tearing people down, it's about telling people what they did well so they can build on that and get better.
Oh and the last similarity I have discovered is that your next book is just as important to you as the first. It's a little different, but it means just as much. MY new book is called An Unexpected Husband. links below.
Amazon Kindle US An Unexpected Husband
Amazon Kindle UK An Unexpected Husband
Blushing Books An Unexpected Husband
Amazon Kindle US Becky's Last Chance
Amazon Kindle UK Becky's Last Chance
Blushing Books Becky's Last Chance