Can we have a talk about the term ‘book babies?’ a book is not a baby. once you’ve created it and put it out in the world (a process that usually takes way more than nine months) you’re done. Other people’s relationship with it is none of your business.
When you make (or adopt) an actual baby, you have a lifetime in which to fuck that person up ( and many of you take this as a challenge). Also, it has a personhood you can influence but have no actual control over. It is self aware and has dreams and goals of it’s own.
A book is not a baby. No matter how emotionally invested you are in it. So, let’s retire the term ‘book babies.’ Thank you for coming to my ted talk.