Thursday, August 23, 2012

When My Husband Believes in My Book More Than I Do

It's true. And while he's read other writing of mine, I've only let him read the first chapter of my book. He seems to think it's only a matter of finishing the book before it's published. I've tried to explain to him that it may take years and many books before I get there. (Because I refuse to consider I'll "never" get there.) But I suppose that is what I need. Someone who believes in me that much.

If my book ever comes up in a conversation involving me, my husband, and Somebody Else he will always praise my writing. And even though he drafts contracts every day and is a stranger to middle-grade girl fiction--his praise means something. Plus, his optimism is catching. I mean, what IF?

What if this book really is good enough?