It's the Significant Other Blogfest today, the chance to let your other half hold forth on... you! Since I've no idea what Mr TR might say if left to his own devices, I decided to ask him a few questions.
Check out the other Blogfesters here!
Me: Why did you encourage me to get serious about my writing?
Mr TR: I hated seeing someone I love wasting their life (ouch!).
Did (or do) you think I might have a chance to have a successful writing career?
Mr TR: You're talented and clever, and I knew you'd make it (I didn't pay him, I swear!).
How do you think my attitude towards my writing has changed, since I started?
Mr TR: From the first day, you had the right attitude: committed, respectful of your time writing, conscious of the fact that you're your own manager. What has changed is your awareness of the world of publishing, particularly in the last year or so.
How do you think you help me with my writing ambitions?
Mr TR: By two opposing acts: either nagging you (or pushing you to commit to some idea or project) or by shutting up and being silent and letting you do your thing (these are his words exactly. Yes, MR TR speaks like that).
How has writing full-time changed me?
Mr TR: You are definitely a happier person since you started pursuing your dream. Still as gorgeous as ever, and as nice as all Canadians (Mr TR thinks Canadians are very nice). You watch less telly and drink less wine (if you think I drink a lot of wine now, you should have seen what I consumed when I was teaching!).
Anything else to add?
Mr TR: Yes. I love you (awwww!).
Thank you, Mr TR! And thanks to everyone participating in the Blogfest, and to DL for organising it! I'm waaay behind on blog comments this week, but I'm going to try to catch up this weekend, so please bear with me.