Tuesday’s Word

Me in a state of obvious fecundity

Fecundity
noun
the intellectual fruitfulness of a creative imagination
noun
the quality of something that causes or assists healthy growth
noun
the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring

Those three definitions seem very loosely related at best, but I didn’t write the dictionary. I’ll let you decide which definition fits the excerpt best:

My doctor’s office was decorated with fecundity. Pictures of smiling babies and pregnant women hung on the walls, and the racks overflowed with magazines with parent and family in the titles. I waited, my purse tucked over my stomach against the curious glances of the other patients waiting, most of whom were proudly displaying bulges. Several of them came with children, small humans who ran around and wept without provocation and seemed to me both delightful and obnoxious.

Hart, Megan (2012-07-23). Tempted (Kindle Locations 1413-1416). Harlequin Enterprises. Kindle Edition.

Definition from http://www.onelook.com/?w=Fecundity&ls=a

In the above photo, I am 8-months pregnant with my son. My then-21-month-old daughter is resting on me in a rare moment of inactivity. Notice the laptop at my right hand. We writer moms must write when we can.

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About Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. She’s a passionate reader of all genres of romance, especially anything involving the paranormal. Ghosts, demons, vampires, witches, weres, faeries...you name it, she’ll read it. As for writing, she's sticking to Highlanders and contemporaries with a paranormal twist (for now). A career student (aka indecisive and inquisitive bookworm), Jessi brings her love of research to her worlds and characters. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good always trumps evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.
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2 Responses to Tuesday’s Word

  1. Mae Clair says:

    Adorable photo, Jessi! Writers definitely have to be prolific wherever and whenever, LOL. And, hey, I learned a new word today. Thanks! 🙂

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