Q4U: Significant Others
One of the things we don’t talk much about is how our lives as writers (or agents or editors) affects the significant others in our lives – spouses, kids, etc – and how their response to our work affects us.
I know many people whose spouse is their best cheerleader, beta-reader, and editor. I also know of situations in which the long-suffering spouse just doesn’t get it somehow. Maybe they wish you were spending your time on something that brings more money into the household. Or maybe they don’t begrudge the time but they aren’t interested in reading your work; or maybe they read it but then never give you any feedback (leaving you thinking that of course they must hate it).
So what about you? What’s your situation and how do you deal with it?
Q4U: Is your significant other supportive of your writing, or not so much? Do they read your work? If so, how do they respond? If you don’t get support and positive feedback, how do you cope? Any advice for others?
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Have a good weekend!
Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent