I have to tell you that as of right now I sit here sitting in my comfy, cozy rocking recliner getting ready to go read today’s phrase, I had to laugh as I can only imagine what will be said. I guess we’ll find out in a second. Here I go…
Well, here it is. I thought it best to quote what she said:
“Why You Don’t Show Your Work to Your Spouse. When Norris Church Mailer showed her husband, Norman Mailer, the first one hundred pages of a novel she was working on, he said, ‘It’s not as bad as I thought it would be.’
“Apparently she did not shoot him or leave him; she just put the pages away for a while. Later she went on to finish the novel and got it published. Then she wrote a sequel and got that published too. The goal is paramount.”
“One’s mate is present, therefore, as an effective and useful aide-de-camp or as an impediment.” —NORMAN MAILER
If you’re married there’ll be those who have a very supportive spouse, one that’s somewhat supportive as long as it doesn’t interfere with what he or she feels is more important than your writing, and then you’ll have those who are straight out against.
Since joining ACFW, I have run into writers that fall under one of these categories. For me, I feel lucky as my husband 100% supports my writing. In fact, if it makes me happy then he’s very happy. I feel blessed to have the husband I do. We are getting ready to celebrate our 20 year wedding anniversary in only two days on February 18. I’m amazed sometimes how we’ve been able to make it the past 20 years from everything like us meeting in the Army together, to have a child with severe classic autism, to losing our only child when she contracted E. coli and went to see the Lord on July 16, 2008. Yet, through all the trials and celebrations in our marriage and lives, I’m still in love with this man, and him with me. We are blessed to have each other, because as many things that have been thrown at our marriage, we are still standing strong. I can’t imagine not having this man in my life. Here’s looking to the next 20 years.