How My Marriage Makes Me A Better Writer
They say writing is a lonely profession, but I don't believe that for a second.
To tell you the truth, I wouldn't be half the writer I am today without the support of my husband.
I've said this a million times before, but I always wanted to be an author. I started writing books when I was 12 years old. Even though I was writing like a crazy person, I never had the confidence to believe that my stories could go anywhere.
Shortly after I got married, I mentioned my dream to my husband in passing.
Being the amazing person he is, he immediately looked for ways to support me.
That was 6 years ago. In that time, he has been my cheerleader, my editor, my beta reader, my sounding board, my babysitter, and my #1 fan.
Without his support, I wouldn't be getting ready to publish book #4.
Aside from his amazing support to my career, though, he shows me daily what a true partner looks like.
Romance has always been my favorite genre. I love ALL things romance, no matter what sub-genre it is. Love stories with happy endings are the best, and I'm a sucker for a swoon-worthy hero.
That being said, though, real romance isn't so cut-and-dry. It's imperfect, it's messy, and it's complicated. There are days when it's really just hard.
But a true partner is by your side for all of it.
My marriage is just like that, too. It's imperfect, messy, and complicated, but it's SO beautiful.
As a writer, I think it's important to incorporate that into my stories. My characters are never perfect; their flaws make them beautiful and relatable and oh, so human.
My marriage continues to inspire me, and with a partner who supports my dreams, I know I have MANY more romances to write and share with you!