You wordsmith your terms of endearment.
Him: How do you feel about “sweetheart”?
You fight about who gets first dibs on potential novel fodder.
Him: Anything that happens on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays is yours.
You write down your best (spoken) dialogue to save for the aforementioned potential novel fodder.
Him: On any given day, I’m going to strive to be 1.3% funnier than you. Anything higher would endanger your self-image.
You visit your hometown’s public library just to look for each other’s books, and are more excited to spot his than your own.
Joint author appearances = mutual endorsements.
[At our recent talk in Sag Harbor]
Free editing services.
Best. Love letters. Ever.
(Sorry. No samples here. Some things you just gotta keep to yourself.)
You became close because you told each other your stories. And you realize that you want to keep on telling each other those stories. And then tell new ones. Together.
6/11/2015 01:54:56 am
I have tears in my eyes from laughter. I remember those days and after 38 years, while it may not happen as often, Dear Hubby & I still have it.
6/11/2015 02:12:18 am
Thank you, Pam! (I was laughing as well when I read the finished piece!) Love you much. xo
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6/11/2015 05:23:56 am
Great piece! So lucky to have found a fellow writer as your boyfriend. Is the talk you and Craig gave available online?
6/11/2015 06:08:46 am
Thank you, Brian! Unfortunately the talk was not recorded. But hopefully we'll do more co-appearances in the near future.
6/11/2015 06:09:24 am
Whoops, that comment above was from me, Elisa!
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6/11/2015 01:34:18 pm
Thank you, Soma!
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