We were on our second visit to Barnes & Noble for the week so hubby was looking at magazines while I happily searched the shelves. Then I spotted husband and our two grown sons across the store, looking in my direction. All three are six-one to six-seven so it wasn’t difficult to see them, but what caught my attention were the wide grins on their faces.
When I reached their side, husband held out a magazine, “We thought you would want this.”
My love for Mr. Darcy is well known in our house. Our sons watched Bridget Jones and Pride and Prejudice with us…and may become Jane Austen fans with my daughter-in-law’s help. But on this day, it’s Colin Firth on the cover of Durham Magazine that holds our attention.
Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom were in Durham to film MAIN STREET. According to the article in this issue, Colin Firth acts as nice as he looks. Wow! Imagine that interviewer…
But the reason my heart fills with joy on this summer Saturday in the bookstore isn’t because of our love for coffee and books. The feelings that almost overwhelm me come from the support and encouragement my family gives to my writing efforts.
Imagine picking up a magazine because they know Colin Firth is inspiration for one of my heroes. It’s this encouragement from my husband and sons that keeps me going when rejection knocks, when story ideas falter, when one more rewrite seems too much to endure.
Getting published is great. But the support and encouragement from my family has made this journey to publication worth the effort.
How about you? Share the stories of support that kept you going in your writing career.