I Married A Writer

When we met he was a screenwriter, and the first year of marriage had his writing as well. Directing was his true passion, but writing was the stepping stone that would take him there.

Those first years I watched my husband create characters and story lines. He changed with each script, morphing into a vehicle for the characters.

I know what real writing looks like, and I know I’m not a real writer.

Still when my husband starts a new project he will go to the stationary store and buy a leather bound notebook. Almost always it is black with sturdy pages. He reverts into his creative self, only now he has production to think of at the same moment. He is a gifted man.

I’m writing a book. There, I said it out loud. I’m writing a book, and I have everyone in place to support me. Emotionally, creatively, grammatically and fiscally, I’ve got a team.

I stood in CVS at ten o’clock, the day after X-Mas looking for a leather bound notebook. The aisles were ravaged by the holidays, and the stationary section was completely removed.

I bought a journal, with flowers on it. The pages are heavy and sturdy, and now it’s my job to fill them.

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  1. What a huge admission. A fantastic goal! We may not know each other but I am excited for you and will “virtually” support you all the way. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. Nice to meet you at this early stage of your journey. I gave up the idea of writing when entered the PR profession 20 years ago and started a family soon after. As someone else said “congratulations for saying it out loud” and I look forward to your publication.

  3. Jessica, if you aren’t considered a writer I don’t know who is. Writing has always been a passion of mine as well. How in the world does your husband (or you, for that matter) find the time to write a book? It’s a long term goal of mine. For now, it’s just overthought and underexpressed lyrics.

  4. You’ve got one pre-sold here, whatever it is. Best of luck.

    I have a few notebooks — always spiral — filled with notes. And then, I discovered the ease of Google Docs and it is filled with notes…and one day, I may just put them all together.

    Don’t be like me…Finish!

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