I'm calling this an appreciation blog. I want to put a shout out to my husband, David, for being such a strong supporter of everything I do in pursuit of a writing career. Some weeks we rarely see each other because I work fulltime and dedicate the remaining time to some sort of writing project. Seriously, it's nonstop. I fear one day I'll walk in the door and he won't recognize me.
But does he complain? No. Never. Not once.
Like many, I go through a doubting ritual at least once a week. But I never go through it alone. When I'm exhausted and curled on the floor in a fetal position--my doubt demons doing a Snoopy victory dance around me--it's without fail that I'll hear David say yet again, "You are a great writer, honey. Keep at it. It'll happen." That alone would be enough, but his support doesn't stop with this weekly vote of confidence. In addition to a fulltime job, he does all of the yard work, the majority of the house work, helps with the laundry, and even makes macaroni and cheese on occasion, all to keep my butt in the chair writing.
I notice each one of these gestures, these sacrifices, and it's time I give him a big THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for the whole world to see. He is ultimately the hero I write about every day. He is MY hero.
I'm so blessed. I love you, sweetie. (Yes, he reads my blogs too.)
Who is YOUR strongest supporter in this writing biz? How do they show it?