I don't blog about my husband much at all. Though he THINKS I do. He thinks I'm always talking about him (which isn't true). Who has time for that?
Editing and Housework can NOT coexist. Impossible!
Writer's who puts up with your sorry behind? Kudos to them
Vampires, Witches, and Werewolves...which would you be?
Okay, there a FEW posts out there in which he may be mentioned. Okay, maybe a few more than I've linked to above, but really? What's he complaining about. I don't say anything TOO bad. 'Cause I like that guy.
The other day he said, "Why don't you ever tell them about the awesome stuff I do? Like how I'm strong and super sexy (he actually said that) Why do you have to tell them about the spider in the fridge or the Praying Mantis in the window? That just makes me look weird."
Ummm . . .
Really, this guy is great. I mean, how many husbands look over while you're on your lap top, and when he sees that you are tweeting nonsensical stuff on twitter, wasting time, says, "Hey, shouldn't you be writing?"
Let's me sit at my computer day after day for many, many hours and participate in NaNoWriMo every year (my third year in a row) while dishes don't get washed, laundry doesn't get put away, and dinner kinda blows. And he's okay with that. Well, at least he hasn't said anything about it and that is ALMOST as good as REALLY being fine with it all. I'll accept his silence as acceptance.
When my laptop crashed and I was FREAKING out (really freaking out--tears and all) let's me use his fancy-shmancy laptop while he uses his IT tech skills to recover all my files, transfer them to our network drive, and then reformat my corrupted hard drive. He knew how terrified I was of losing all the work I had done (yes, I didn't back up my files--boy did I learn my lesson).
Watches our three children so I can go away to a writer's conference (over-nighter--so delightful).
I'm very lucky and I know it. I couldn't have asked for a better guy to be my rock of support. True, he hasn't read a thing I've written, but I'm okay with that. Cynical old men are not my target audience anyway :)
So, if you were to take this guy (my husband has all sorts of skills):
And mix him with this guy (because my guy oozes sexy):
Add dash of this (My guy is a GREAT cook. And he is the baker in our family--wheat bread from scratch. I can't cook so someone had to do it. I write, remember?):
And a dash of that (My guy is FREAKIN' hilarious. His humor is what first attracted me to him. And, he is a bit of a nerd, too. But I like that):
And THAT is my husband, folks. You should be able to picture him clearly in your mind. What a hunk, huh?
So my writer friends, if your significant other supports you, loves you, and encourages you to go after your dream, like mine does, take a moment and give them a shout-out below in the comments. THEN, go hug them and kiss them and tell them Angela Scott told you to. (Especially all you NaNoWrimo's out there).
11/10/2011 11:26:44 am
My man is funny, gorgeous, supportive, loving, attentive, fantastic, amazing, phenomenal and more. I wouldn't be where I am today, wouldn't have pushed myself to be better every day ... He inspires me to more everyday of my life! I am beyond lucky!!
11/10/2011 11:53:48 am
Your guy sounds like a definite "keeper"! Enjoyed the post very much...
11/10/2011 12:46:02 pm
My husband is super supportive. I started freelance writing in June and he's been very encouraging, even if my recluseness gets on his last nerve.
11/10/2011 09:07:58 pm
He is also a great provider and great Dad to some awesome children. Not to mention that you are also a bit great yourself.
11/10/2011 11:48:39 pm
I am lucky as well in the husband department. Although, mine does complain a bit about the state of our home when I am in my writing trances. He's a bit OCD, the poor dear. But, he dutifully reads what I write, comes up with these wonky ideas about what I should write (most of which don't make it to my 'what if' notebook) and is quite simply my rock. :-)
11/11/2011 02:07:22 am
Angela-What a joy to read your blog! I am so glad that I can call you my friend. I hope your book(s) sell out off the shelves as you deserve every greatness you can get! Thanks for sharing your talents with us & hang onto that hubby!-(those of us "sweet spirit singles" out here in the universe are a bit envious of you!) Love ya! :0)
11/11/2011 05:06:55 am
You mean I should stop bugging my husband to read my stuff since he does encourage me to write it? ;) Let's toast to supportive husbands!
11/13/2011 11:52:44 am
Too true! We often take the supporting half for granted. Shout out to all of them!
11/14/2011 06:39:58 am
My brother is not sexy. He is a very good looking guy, but not sexy. Please don't blog such gross things. UGH..... :)
11/29/2011 11:41:41 am
He sounds like my husband. He always asks me, "You have any writing you need to get done?", and it always makes me laugh. If my book gets published, he may be the single most important factor.
12/1/2011 11:41:21 am
I'm particularly fond of my husband today with all the crazy storm clean-up. He totally supported me though NaNo and let me get 2 tix to Storymakers (one for me and one for him- he could take it or leave it but I want him there with me.) He's pretty much awesome and he's getting a big kiss because Angela Scott told me to.
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