My book’s not my baby… But it’s close

My best friend just had a baby.

The writing-a-book’s-like-having-a-baby analogy has always annoyed me. No matter how laborious (pun intended), creating something with your mind just cannot be compared to bringing another person into this world.

But Lauren got pregnant right around the time I started writing this travel memoir.

Her baby is in a bassinet.

Me? I’m still laboring.

I’m ready to push this sucker out already!