Monday, February 22, 2016

The Writer Nesting Instinct





Pregnancy-Info.net talks about a woman's nesting instinct prior to her baby's birth. It's been attributed to everything from hormones to the knowledge there won't be much time for anything once Junior arrives on the scene. Women report cleaning areas they hadn't cared much about before the nesting instinct hit.

While contemplating this phenomenon, I saw a correlation with the frenzied activity prior to the release of my books. My to-do list exploded. "I have to re-do my blog. I should clean out my computer files and organize all book-related items in folders. Pens! Will the printing company deliver them in time for my book launch? This office is a mess. It's time to put things in order and re-decorate."

Yeah, there were a million and one things to do - many of them unnecessary. Each time a book approached its release date, the scenario repeated itself. When I think about it, I smile. It's all part of the excitement and anticipation of introducing my book babies to the world.

I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

Writers:  Did you experience the "Writer Nesting Instinct?" Please share.

Readers:  Is there a "Reader Nesting Instinct?" Do you pore over websites, catalogs, flyers, and make room on your bookshelves for all those titles on your Wish List? Please share. 

Photo Credit:  copyright c Susan J. Reinhardt 1/31/2016

3 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Ha - had to chuckle at this one! Yes, I can totally relate, and I love the parallel here. Although I did forget to get pens when my books came out. I'll have to add that to the to-do list! :)

Kaylania Chapman said...

Thanks for sharing!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

The pens were a big hit with readers. Thanks for commenting.

Hi Kaylania -

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you visit often.

God bless,
Susan :)