Bellagio Hotel and Casino
We ate our faces off! (Does that saying actually make any sense?) This is a picture of my delicious jumbo shrimp cocktail and the view while I ate it:
Our table overlooked the dancing fountain show and the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. It was a fabulous night. And guess what we talked about???? Yep, you writer friends guessed it: my manuscript. I totally talked his ear off, course after course, for nearly two hours! A few times I got so excited about things he had to tell me to keep my voice down about a killing scene near the end. One time he actually told me to put the steak knife down during another violent description. His actual words were, "You are starting to scare me."
So my question is: How involved is your spouse in your writing? Do they beta read, brainstorm, ferociously edit? My guy is an avid Sports Page reader. Even the occasional Sports Illustrated article. Novels are not his thing. He often scratches his head at me and says, "How do you do it?" For him, writing = torture. But he supports me in other ways. He lets me have my writing time early every other morning. He lets me go to writing conferences with my friends. And he believes in me. I love him for that.
Mr. Humphries & the B-Word in the Famous Bellagio Flower Garden
So how about your spouses/significant other: supporter, stimulator, saboteur?