Thursday, January 12, 2017
#MFRWauthor Blog Challenge: Surviving Your Family
Mostly that applies to struggling writers who aren't taken seriously by selfish spouses/parents/children and even friends. I can think of five writers I know right off the top of my head who are no longer writing because of family demands. Like if they were trying to write something and the family member came to the door and said I'm hungry, they quit and had to go make food. Or they had to take someone someplace. Whatever. Then there are the jealous or smothering partners who don't want you to write, but love to play golf and do things they enjoy.
I've listened to hours of complaining by writers who feel guilty if they are writing rather than attending to every need of their family. They can't get a book finished. They just might as well give up. Well, it all comes down to standing up for yourself and your right to do something that makes you happy. Making your own demands for a change.
My cousins are very supportive of my writing. However, my son amuses me. I don't know that he has ever read anything I've written. I think he is proud of me. But once when I told him a reviewer said one of my books was "hot and sexy," he was like "I'm not okay with that."
It was so funny! Over the holidays I text his girlfriend a picture of a bare-chested guy in a Santa hat for fun and she text back that my son told her not to open it. God forbid that I'm one of the original Bad Moms.