Friday, January 21, 2011

Significant Other Blogfest



Well this blogfest sounded fun, so how could I resist? Here was a chance to get my hubby in on this bloggy thing. So the idea was to ask our significant others a few questions about us and our writing. Click on pic above to get to blogfest HDQ and see what the other entries have to say.

Here are the questions and Mr. Hrezo's answers:

1. What food or drink is guaranteed to return your loved one to a good mood, even after a bad day writing?

No brainer.... COFFEE!


2. What one thing would you change about your others writing habits?

Stop all the multi-tasking! When you're doing something else, just do it... don't try to write here and there while you're doing laundry, watching kids, etc. Save the writing for when you can sit down and write.


3. How hard is it to sit by and watch someone you care for struggle to attain a dream...knowing there's very little you can do to help?

Very frustrating. But I'm glad she has a creative outlet she's passionate about.


And that's it from Mr. Hrezo. He's a man of few words--my cute little firefighter hubby-wubby. lol He is so right about the multi-tasking, but what can I say? GUILTY! I've got all these ideas swimming around in my head and I have to be able to jot at all times.

But Mr. Hrezo is very supportive and an absolute jewel of a husband who isn't afraid to take the kids by himself and give Mom some free time to write ... or just decompress. In short, my significant other rocks, and I'm so very amazingly lucky to have him.

Thanks for stopping by! If you're new here, welcome! If you're looking for the critique from Lydia, it's the next post down.

So tell me, my friends, how does your significant other support you?

41 comments:

Rachael Harrie said...

Aw, your hubby sounds like a doll (don't tell him I said that though *chortles*).

I agree with the multi-tasking - I've had some of my best plot brainstorms while I was cooking dinner or doing the clothes! These days I just take a notebook with me so I can write them straight down...

Hugs,

Rach

Elena Solodow said...

Nice interview. Short and sweet!

Ellie said...

You've got a good 'un there!

I'm sure my OH would the same about me multi-tasking but you have to write an idea down when it comes to you. LOL.

My significant other

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He's a firefighter? Hats off to him then! And I don't know a single woman that doesn't multi-task.

Jules said...

My dad was a firefighter. Sounds like you have dream other. I get in trouble for that multi-tasking as well :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

salarsenッ said...

Yeah, the multitasking can make you dizzy. Hah...I'm constantly talking to myself.

Jessica Bell said...

LOL. How do you do that? Write while doing other things? I couldn't do it if my life depended on it!

A. Lockwood said...

I wouldn't have nearly as much time for writing without my husband. And he gives me the emotional support I need too.

Stephanie M. Lorée said...

Firefighter/paramedic SO's are the best. You know when the poop hits the fan, they can quick-fix and drive really fast!

Florence said...

It is nice to see a positive interaction between spouses. Love this post and no ... no significant other I live or work with.

In our life we go from dating, marriage and kids, separate beds, bedrooms, and separate vacations, until you retire and your significant other lives in a condo development at least a safe distance from your walk in closet.

Love the obvious bond you and your spouse share. :)

Talli Roland said...

He sounds like a fantastic, supportive guy! I'm bad with the multi-tasking thing, too. :)

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I'm so guilty of multi-tasking writing with, well, most everything else I do. I'm getting pretty good at it (not really...yesterday I found the cat food in the freezer, which is right next to the pantry...)

Thanks for sharing!!

DL Hammons said...

I believe multi-tasking is a misnomer because it infers we perform multiple tasks at once. When in fact we are only writing and pretending to do those other things. :)

Great post! Thank you both for taking part in the fun. :)

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Myne Whitman said...

This is so lovely, he is a great SO for giving you time to write and being understanding of your creativity. I'm guilty of multitasking too...

Norma Beishir said...

So far, the participating significant others seem to be behaving themselves. I'm waiting for somebody to really stick their foot in their mouth. Or better yet, both feet!

Sangu said...

He seems terribly sweet and so understanding - we're all very lucky as writers to have people who put up with our quirks and distractions and 'multi-tasking'!

Angela Felsted said...

Your firefighter husband sounds wonderful. And being a man of few words has its advantages.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Never ask a woman not to multi-task. Are you crazy? Nice post.

Maria McKenzie said...

Your hubby sounds wonderful! Great idea for a blogfest and a nice way to involve singificant others in the "blog/writing thing!"

Colene Murphy said...

He sounds awesome! And good luck getting you to not multi-task. Pft. Please. ;)

Clarissa Draper said...

It's so nice to have family that's supportive. I don't know what I'd do without their help.
CD

Melissa said...

Short and to the point but still manages to come off great!

Summer Ross said...

I understand about the multitasking, i usually just write the ideas down though, not very indepth until later. Its great that you have someone supportive and special to you. Great post!

Dan said...

Nothing wrong with being a man of few words. Also nothing like having a supportive spouse standing by you. I know I couldn't do it without mine.

Dan - my wife's post.

Betsy said...

Your blog is awesome! I'm inspired by you, and want to give you the Stylish Blogger Award, if you want it. :) If not, that's cool too!

Lydia K said...

I'd never be able to stop the multitasking! My hubs complains of it too, ha ha!

Elle Strauss said...

Your hubby's a straight shooter--I like that!

LTM said...

ah, you'll have to stop by my bloggie blog to see. And what a sweet sweet post--so glad your firefighter supports you~ :o) <3

Nicole Zoltack said...

Yeah, multitasking sounds good in theory but it's not always so good in practice. I sometimes get so caught up in my writing that I'll forget to take the clothes out of the dryer and they're be all wrinkled. Whoops! :P

M Pax said...

He does in every way. I am so greatful!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Haha, but multitasking is the only way to get things done! Loved this. :)

Kathryn said...

Aww... Mr. Hrezo is so sweet! Mr. Kupanoff likes to wake me up on Saturday mornings with breakfast in bed and my laptop all set up to my WIP so that I can write while he plays video games in the living room. Bliss! (Of course, he only did that once, but I'm holding out for tomorrow...)

Margo Kelly said...

Love it!! We do seem to have ideas constantly floating around... don't we? :)

Su said...

You found a keeper! :)

Vicki Rocho said...

Oh the multi-tasking. I will sit down to write and that's when the kids need a snack or can't find their thingamajig. I think they purposely wait until the computer is on my lap, but I can't prove it...

Loved the snippet in the post below. Sucked me right in - what's in that notebook? What will Tanner do if he reads it? MUST KNOW!

klahanie said...

Ah, that was a very encouraging read. Your husband seems like one heck of a good man. His support for you, no doubt, inspires you in your writing endeavours. Wonderful stuff.
I have the support of Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star. She tells me to copy her example and write as 'pawsitively' as she does:-)
And multi-tasking. Well, believe it or not, I'm a dude and I can multi-task. Heck, I can think about sex and drink a cup of coffee, all at the same time. Impressive eh? LOL

Kari Marie said...

My hubby nails me on that multitasking thing every time. Must be a writerly trait. Your SO sounds wonderfully supportive.

SAMUEL PARK said...

What a fantastic idea for a blogfest. And what wise and smart answers! It's interesting that your husband's answers seem to really reflect a strong but supportive personality. I feel like his advice are things that everyone can benefit from. I really agree with the whole now-focus thing, and all the better that you have someone to help you take care of things while you do that. Really great.

William Kendall said...

"So far, the participating significant others seem to be behaving themselves. I'm waiting for somebody to really stick their foot in their mouth. Or better yet, both feet!"

Hasn't happened yet, has it?

Donna Hole said...

I have that multi-tasking problem too, LOL. I've always got something up on the computer, telling the kids "no touchy" when they cut in for a few minutes while I'm doing something else.

Yes, a lovely man indeed to be so encouraging.

........dhole