The prompt for Week Two of the challenge was how my family survives my writing. Through my entire professional career both as a writer and all the other occupations/careers/jobs I've had over the years, I've always kept my personal and professional life separate. I was not one of those writers who had their spouse read their work or who co-wrote together. I think that was one of the secrets to my husband's surviving the world of books. We each had our own thing.
That doesn't mean that there was no interaction between our worlds. We both have an interest in history and outdoor activities so when those areas intersected with the writing life we both participated. Research trips to museums and military reenactments were an family trip, as were those to antique shows. the common interest in the outdoors was expressed with a sunset walk along the boardwalk. When photographs were needed, there were two bicycles on the local trails and he was always there to give a hand over a rough patch on the mountain hiking trail so that my camera wouldn't be damaged.
I write while he's reading his paper or out at a meeting or volunteering.
What's your secret to your family, whether it's a spouse or children, surviving your writing life? Leave a comment below.
And be sure to visit the other authors who are sharing their survival tactics.
~till next time, Helen