Writers Write is a writing resource. In this post, we discuss seven reasons why living with a writer may be challenging.
My husband types loudly. He attacks the keyboard. The clacking keys bounce as he punches them down and then thwack – he hits the space bar. We are sharing an office for the first time and this small irritation got me thinking about what I do that irritates him. I know, right? Me? Irritating? Never.
You see, my husband never intended to marry a writer. He married a sane woman, with a stable monthly income, who liked to read and write a bit now and then. Surprise.
But life with a writer is not without its challenges and, after hours of wracking my brain, these are points of possible irritation I came up with.
7 Reasons Why Living With A Writer May Be Challenging
- Books. Everywhere. No, I do not think we are not running out of space.
- Literary names. Children and/or pets that are named after literary characters. Hey, I liked the name anyway.
- The bedside light. No, I will not use a headlight. Yes, I can use my kindle, but if the book is a hard copy the light is on. Just go to sleep already.
- Fictional trauma. You thought PMS was the only thing you had to worry about. Try emotional stability based on the emotional trauma of a fictional character. They are real people – to me.
- The spy who loves you. Any action or part of your life can be used as a blog post or inspiration for a novel. It’s kind of like Big
Brother, but you don’t know when the camera is on.
- Stuff I do. The term research covers pretty much everything I do in a day.
- Literary-themed accounts. A credit card statement that only lists bookstores.
Okay, so he types loudly. My list is longer, but life with a writer is so much more fun. What do other writers do to irritate their partners?
by Mia Botha
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