Yeah, I have been writing for twelve years now, but that's not the point today. Today is my anniversary. Twelve years ago today I married the man who would become my best friend. He was already my biggest supporter. Hell, he's the one who told me - before we were married - that I needed to devote myself to writing books and nothing else. Thanks to him and his financial support, that's exactly what I've been doing since 2004.
Lemme back up a little. In January of 2004, I had the idea for my first book. Or what would eventually end up being my first book. And I was committed to finishing it - something that had never happened before. In February of 2004, I met Hubs. In an attempt to woo him, I sent him the first few chapters of The Comet (which turned into Spectacle, which turned into Fear Itself.) He was suitably wooed.
You've probably heard this story before, but we didn't actually meet-meet in February of 2004. We met online. And much writing was exchanged back and forth in the form of emails and chat messages and Word files before our actual meeting in April. 6 weeks later we were married. Whirlwind, but it's worked for us.
I couldn't imagine being with anyone else. I wish I'd met him way before I did, but then I wouldn't have been in the right place and neither would he have. We met at just the right point, when we'd learned all the life lessons we needed to be the right people for each other.
Twelve years later, we are still the right people for each other. And I haven't regretted a single day of our lives together.
We aren't doing anything today. We talked about it. Neither of us was
particularly interested in going anywhere or doing anything out of the
ordinary. He has his work to do. I have mine. I might make something
fun for dinner. Otherwise, we'll spend our day like we usually do -
together in our little log home in the woods. Just the way we like it.
He won't read this. He never reads my blog. But he knows. I show him every day how I feel about him, and he does the same for me. I just wanted to write this and celebrate with all of you how happy I am. =o)