Friday, January 21, 2011

Significant Other Blogfest WITH ANSWERS. For realsies.

Sorry about the delay, guys. I take full blame for just plain forgetting about it...

Anyway, in-between lunch with his co-workers and driving and watching an old lady hit a truck in a parking lot, I got him to answer! Here we go:


What is it like to be married to a writer?
   Pretty much like being married to anyone else who likes doing something. Summer's pretty normal as far as stereotypical "writers" go. She takes showers, wears makeup, doesn't go out in public with paper crinkles in her hair--you know. Writing is her hobby. I don't care if she never gets published, as long as it makes her smile, it makes me happy.

What would you change about my writing habits? 
   Summer always wants to talk about her writing right before bed. Or she gets new ideas as we're laying down to sleep, and invariably turns on the lamp and grabs a notebook. Most of the time she wants to talk to me about it too, even if it's past midnight.
   The other thing is that I never know what project she's working on at any given time. Or she'll go long stretches without talking to me about her novels, so when she asks me for help, I'm about eight revised ideas behind, so sometimes it's hard.

What food/drink is always guaranteed to snap me back from a bad writing day?
   There's something that does that? :-)
   Summer loves Taco Bell and Candy Cane Lane tea. She could probably live off of those.


Final Thoughts/Comments?
   Sometimes I think Summer, or any unpublished writer, puts too much pressure on herself to "have proof" that what she's doing matters. I think that as long as it makes you happy, then you shouldn't have anything to prove to anyone, especially yourself.


Isn't he wonderful? He's the most supportive guy I know, in everything we do. 

24 comments:

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Yes, he IS wonderful! *waves to Evan* Great answers, especially the one about us putting so much pressure on ourselves. So true!

What's your schedule look like next week, Summer? M, W, or F open? Let's get together :))

Len said...

Awww this is lovely! I am the same, an idea comes up in the middle of the night and my husband really doesn't like it that it wakes him up, LOL!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It was worth the wait. And good to know you don't do the paper crinkles in your hair thing.

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Very sweet & so worth the wait!

I LOVE his answers!

what a wonderful interview!

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Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

...i think we need to know about the old lady hitting the truck. You can't just stick that in there and expect us not to notice.

Meredith said...

Aw, so cute! I love that last answer especially.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Wow. He's definitely a keeper, that's for sure. :)

Ellie said...

Hi Mr. Frey! Thank you for sharing. It was lovely reading about your life with the writer.

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Linda G. said...

Summer, it sounds like you married a wise man. :)

Catherine Denton said...

AwwwwwWWWWW. So sweet! This was a fun read.

DL Hammons said...

Hey Evan!! Definitely worth the wait. But I knew how much you cared about Summer and her writing before you posted. The two of you are such a perfect fit. :)

Thank you both for taking part in the fun today!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww Summer Frey!! Evan is absolutely and utterly adorable - the guy knows the exact name of the tea you like!!! What's not to love?!?! :-)

Take care
x

Vicki Rocho said...

Great answers! I get ideas as soon as I lay down in bed, too. Only I moved my notebook and so I just repeat it to myself 147 times thinking I'll remember in the morning but nope...it disappears.

David L Macaulay said...

Interesting blog to stumble on Summer, and some great writing tips, too

Jessica Bell said...

He sounds wonderful! I get midnight ideas too :o)

Mara Mc Bain said...

He sounds wonderfully supportive! I wish I would have seen this BLOGFEST before. My man is very sweet and supportive.

roxy said...

What a smart, great guy! I loved this blogfest. Very entertaining.

Guinevere said...

Aw, so sweet! What a neat blogfest... I'm sad I didn't see this earlier and participate, because it seems really fun. Your hubby's definitely a keeper - love his closing comments!

Shannon said...

Stopping over a part of the blogfest. I loved this! Your hub's answers are sincere and supportive. Thanks for sharing! =)

Shannon

alexia said...

Very sweet! And heck yes to Taco Bell! Right there with ya, girl.

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Evans sounds like a great guy, and he's got it down right if he knows that to provide tea is to cure all wounds :D

Susan Fields said...

He sounds like a great guy, and so supportive!

This has been so much fun reading what our significant others think of us writers. Thanks for sharing!

Elena Solodow said...

I'm on board for the Peppermint tea!

Jamie Burch said...

You guys are so sweet!