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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19 responses to “I Married A Writer”

  1. Emily says:

    Congrats, Jessica. I can’t wait to read the book.

  2. Sarah says:

    What a lovely post.

    Best of luck with the book! My partner and I both write and it’s so nice to have that support.

  3. JenniferG says:

    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!

  4. Googie Baba says:

    Good luck Jessica. Is it about motherhood? I can’t wait for it to come out.

  5. Congratulations on saying it out loud! And you are a real writer, imho.

  6. Karen Putz says:

    I’ve got three of those books lying around. Two are filled with poetry. The third one is the book that I want to write. Just gotta pick up the pen…

  7. Ciaran/Momfluential says:

    You are a writer. Your book will kick ass. Your husband will be proud of you too.

  8. Nothing better than a fresh, new journal to spew forth ideas in! I wish you all the best and can’t wait to read it.

  9. 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.

  10. Miss Behavin says:

    Are you finally writing that sex book?

  11. Carlota says:

    That is awesome Jessica, I am so happy to hear that, I know whatever you produce will be amazing. Good luck!

  12. Fantastic- This is going to be huge! I can’t wait.

  13. Tony Runyan says:

    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.

  14. Carrie_in_TN says:

    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!

  15. Let me suggest a new title for your post:
    “My husband married a writer.”

  16. annie says:

    I love notebooks and hard bound journals. Office supplies and writers are symbiotic.

    Good luck with the book. Can’t wait to read it.

  17. Sarah says:

    Awesome Jessica! Can’t wait to read it!

    I love the old school black and white composition books for keeping notes/journaling

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