Last year I took part in NaNoWriMo and if it weren’t for my husband, I wouldn’t have finished my second book, The Right Design. While I’m not participating in it this year, I thought that I’d write a letter to the husbands/wives/girlfriends/boyfriends who are determined to write a book in 30 days!:
I write you this letter to thank you for supporting my interest in NaNoWriMo. Without you, I don’t think that I would’ve found the courage to take part of this insane event. While I might miss watching TV and cuddling with you on the couch with our pet/child, know that I’m sure I’m pulling hair out of my head and am stressed out and need nothing more than to be with you, but I can’t. I’m going to finish this book! I’m sure I’m going to miss memorable, intimate, and special times with you, don’t think that I don’t love you. Believe me, I want to be there, but I can’t. I’m going to finish this book. I know that I’m in charge of the pumpkin and pecan pies for our Thanksgiving parties, but I promise, I have it under control and the pies will be done on time. Yes, will I probably spend the night in front of the fire place with my laptop writing, and you of course filling my drink, and not socializing with family, probably so. I’m going to finish this book. When Thanksgiving is over and there’s only about a week to go until my madness ends, will I know that you’ve been the one to do the laundry, do the dishes, cook the awesome meals that I’ve eaten, yes, but it all goes without a thank you, and I’m aware of that. After 12:00 a.m. on December 1st, please understand that it’s okay if I don’t seem myself yet. Don’t give up on me until the fifth day in December…that is when I can fully be myself again, and I will come out of my shell. I will be me again…with a book under my belt.
I love you, and thank you for being there for me during the most amazing/chaotic/exhilarating month of my life!
Me, a winner of NaNoWriMo
Followers, have you ever written a letter like this?
great post. I don’t even think it applies to just Nanowrimo, but also any poor writer’s other half! I feel as if I should write this to mine, as this is pretty much my life (and his)! Sooz