I spent half of this holiday weekend with my family — aunts, uncles and cousins. While some had seen my book that my husband had published for me (read about it HERE), some of them hadn’t, but when I showed it to them, each one of them was amazed at my talent. Hearing their cheers and compliments made me feel amazing, it were as if I were famous, and one of my aunts even wants a signed copy!
During the long drive home and even as I write this, their praises gave me motivation to continue on my writing journey and finish editing my first and keep writing my 2nd book! I’m wondering, what does your family think about your writing?
On another note, I really thought that I could get some good work done, but that didn’t happen. Between listening to my mom and brother chat away, I was way too distracted to do anything. Unfortunately, I didn’t do any work that night at the hotel. Saturday, I woke up and I was hoping to get a lot of work done, but again, that didn’t happen and I was beginning to feel frustrated, very frustrated. I woke up early on Sunday morning and edited a few pages. Just as I was beginning to get into it and feel like I was getting somewhere, everyone decided to slowly wake up, which meant it was time to put my computer and notes from my editor away. We left a few hours later and again, I didn’t work in the car. The whole way home, my mind was saying, “Just get me home, I’ve got work to do!” By the time I got home and showered, it was time for dinner and my mother-in-law came over and again, I got nothing done. Today, on Memorial Day, I wish that I could say that I worked, but I didn’t. There was just way too much to do. Now that it’s the end of the day, I’m willing myself to make time to work during laundry, the cat crying, dishes piling up and a much-needed workout for myself…and TOMORROW IS THE DAY!
Elke Feuer says
Welcome back! Sorry to hear you didn’t get any work done.
My family have been hearing about me writing for years to the point it doesn’t worth mentioning anymore, however my husband keep the pressure on with his words of encouragement…”when are you going to get publish so I can buy my boat?” LOL. My BF, Katie’s is an endless well of encouragement and a constant ear to listen to my stories.
Isabella Louise Anderson says
LOL, I love that! Thanks, Elke, for sharing your family’s thoughts of writing! I love what your husband says..he sounds like my hubby, but my response to him was, “Don’t worry, you’ll be my greatest accessory on the red carpet at my book signing!” 🙂