Monday, August 22, 2011

The Spark: The Author

There is this guy I know who is an author. 
He writes for a living.
He doesn't make a killing at it.
But he likes doing it.
He will never be known for most of the material he writes.
He will remain anonymous.
He's fine with that.

But when he goes home he
writes
and writes
and writes
crazy
silly
books

I should know
I'm his wife

And after years and years of watching him write
and helping him write

I want in

I have stories just begging to come out

Stories that I can give my children
my nieces and nephews
my grandchildren 
(who aren't here yet, in case you were wondering)

My husband is an author incognito
(literally and figuratively)
and my biggest
SPARK


31 comments:

  1. I love that! And maybe someday you'll work together?

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  2. This is so sweet :) You need to do a post telling us about your author hubby. How can we buy his books if he stays incognito?

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  3. This was a very sweet entry! thank you for posting.

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  4. That's lovely!

    *raises hand* I want in, too.

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  5. That is so sweet! Kudos to the incognito author hubby who inspired you.

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  6. Your husband is pretty awesome, it's true. I wish you two nothing but success and happiness.

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  7. My husband is an incognito poet, far superior to me in every way, but without the desire to be published. I can't understand it!

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  8. Aww, this is sweet! Thank you for sharing this, and what a great spark to have. :)

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  9. That's awesome! I love the idea of this blog fest. :)

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  10. That is SO AWESOME and the best kind of spark! Totally touches my heart! Yeah, I'm a sap this morning, but I love it!

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  11. That is so sweet! I don't know if there is any better spark than that!

    Samantha
    Writing Through College

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  12. Awesome tribute to your husband! I'll bet you're his spark, too :)

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  13. writers in love, how wonderful!
    love your spark story!

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  14. Well, I'm not going to say that was "Sweet". However, I really did enjoy your post. I Hope you both succeed. And speaking of you writing - when do we get to see some of that?

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  15. What a wonderful obsession to share together! I still can't get my husband to read a word I write :)

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  16. Ruth- We are SO different that working creatively together is one of the only things we fight about. LOL

    Angie- I'll keep you updated :) He kinda blows my cover.

    Former 786- I was blogstalking your family the other day and thinking the same. Maybe it's time to make your blog private ;)

    Randy- Ummmm, good question. I will have to consult the bones. Where can we find your writing? Huh, Kettle? You're looking a little black lately.

    Kim- You can always send it my way.

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  17. Beautiful tribute to your husband. I'm following your blog now. :)

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  18. ah I like this post :) and love the pictures. I bet if you two could "work it out" you could create something really fun!... like a book or something; I'm not talking about kids ;)

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  19. THanks for visiting my blog, glad you loved the sudiobook choices.

    Hahah this is so witty! Brilliant! Yes, please a collaboration in the near future?

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  20. What a wonderful Spark that husband has been. Let's see those stories, Shelly.

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  21. Oh wow! This completely launched me into the point of view of my wife. Awesome post, Shelly! And thank you for following me.

    I gave you a shout-out on my blog today! :)

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  22. Glad you stopped by my blog, oh vaunted 200th follower! :-)) I love the simple clean style of this piece, and I adore B & W photos as well as all things retro.

    Following, nice to meet you!

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  23. Wow! Awesome story! And I love the way you told it.

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  24. Awwwwwww! That really is awesome. I'm always hoping that I'll end up with a fellow "creative" person - not necessarily another writer - so that I have someone who really, truly GETS that part of me. Happy to meet you, fellow campaigner! :-D

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  25. LOVE IT! Thanks very much for the follow, and I look forward to reading more posts. :)

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  26. I found my way here via Rachael's campaign. That was a truly lovely post; and to echo another commenter 'I want in too' :)

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  27. Wonderful post, Shelly. Glad one of my Campaign teammates is also doing Sparkfest.

    calliekingston.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow - that was awesome! Fellow Campaigner stopping by and I'm so glad I did.

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  29. Your posts always get such a strong emotive reaction from me. Here, I'm wavering on bursting into tears or clapping my hands. I don't know, you just get to me. This is awesome and I love the way you present it.

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