(I will admit, I did, in fact, rip the title of this post off of my sister-in-law's blog. And I give her full credit.)
My mom and sister recently pitched an idea that I should write a book about pregnancy and the first year in the life of one's baby. It would be good. HOWEVER, I have a problem with lengthy writing and I don't know how well a 15 to 30 page "book" would sell. The full title of the book would be:
Not Your Mother's Guide to Pregnancy and Motherhood: What the Doctor Never Told You But The Nurse May Have
I only go lengthy on title. It just exacerbates the problem if your title is only three words shorter than the actual work...I've thought of some chapter titles: Two for Tuesday (it would outline the perks of having a child), Marathon Birth (it would compare birth to running a marathon...much much harder as a marathon does not leave you with a 6 week recovery, the need for stitches and a stomach that equates itself to a bowl full of jelly. If it did when you ran one we need to talk about your training program.)
That's basically all I have. Titles and no stuffing. Plus, the main thing I would wrestle with is how to come across light and funny while emphasizing the weight of having a baby (no pun intended). By weight, I mean I also want to convey how wonderful and challenging it is to be a parent, beginning while your child is in utero (hopefully not the Nirvana album). I would want people to laugh, be informed and also moved. I think I need to pick one. It just figures that I can't do anything without having a major identity crisis.
Oh, one other title was It Figures (about pregnant body changes. I think I got the title from an early 90's work out by Charlene Prickett. We also have copyright issues abounding.) And the ever non-creative chapter called Mom Brain which chronicles becoming more and more like your own mother every day as one forgets random things but remembers them 4 hours later when putting dirty clothes in the dishwasher or trying to program the DVR with remote to the DVD player.
Publishers? Anybody? I'll sell you my ideas!
PS - it's creeping up on the time that I only do posts about Fall! Get excited!