I didn't mention it earlier, but a few days ago, my husband and I celebrated our 30 year anniversary. That's a long time, over half of my life. Like any marriage, it's been pure joy and hard work depending on the day. But we're hanging in there, stronger than ever. It takes lots of love, compromising and shared dreams for two people to live and thrive together for so many years.
I'm trying for the next few months to approach my writing career with the same amount of commitment I've given to my marriage. Well, nearly as much. I love being a writer and I intend to work hard at it.
When a married couple have children, it places extra stress on their relationship. Suddenly there is important people who steal away the time the couple used to spend on each other. Some marriages don't deal well with the added demands though some thrive. The husband and wife have to make time for each other and not let their relationship take last place.
For these summer months, I'm not going to let my writing take last place to everything else. It's important. I love it and it will get its share of my attention.
Married couples invest as they grow together, a house, cars, their kids' educations. I'm going to invest in my writing. Small amounts compared to the house, but there are some costs to the plans I have for the summer.
What have you invested in your writing career? Are you committed to becoming the best writer you can be?