Who am I to pass up an opportunity to link to a guest post Jenny wrote at Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Cynsations blog — especially when the topic involves me?
Jennifer Ziegler on How to Live Happily Ever After With Another Writer
…I think what people are specifically wondering about is how does it help or hinder our writing â€“ and our marriage?
Upon reflection I’ve come up with some underlying “rules” that make our partnership work.
1) We celebrate each other’s triumphs â€“ even if it’s “Yay, you worked out that thorny section in chapter nine!” Because we are fans of each other’s work, each other’s victories feel like our own.
But also, we know that because other rewards, like honors, critical acclaim, and, yes, money, are fleeting in this business, we need other ways to measure our success. And a hard-fought victory over a tricky section is every bit as worthy of commemoration as a major award.
In addition to complimenting each other…
Thank goodness someone finally had the opportunity to explain to Cyn what it’s like being married to another author.