** My entry for the Tessa’s Birthday Bash Blogfest is here. **
Today is the Significant Other Blogfest, hosted by DL at Cruising Altitude and Talli Roland. My wife, Kristy, has commandeered my blog for today to talk about living with a writer. Please make her feel welcomed.
Also, these are 100% her words. I didn’t edit anything.
What it’s Like to Live with a Writer
What a question! I have to say that I love the fact that my husband is so intelligent and creative. However; I don't care for the doubt that he has in his capabilities to do what God has given him the incredible talent to do.
Dan will come home after working a twelve hour shift as a paramedic, and work on an article for the Southland Voice for about four or five hours. Then finally take a nap before going back to the grind. Yet he still finds the time to take care of our family and edit his novel. Sometimes he finds a cranky spot and wont let go until he has exhausted himself. This usually lasts until he has some time off. Then he is able to write and let himself escape into his separate little world.
I have always told my kids that reading a book is like watching a movie in their heads, so I suppose for Dan writing is like putting his movies into words. That escape from life for him is a must, even though he would beg to differ, because as I said earlier he does not have the
faith in himself that I do.