A Writer's Ideas
I jokingly asked my husband, Reese, one day if he would object to my writing books of a pornographic nature.
“Yes,” he answered simply.
“Why? I can’t believe you have a problem with me writing books,” I said.
He answered, “It’s not writing books that bother me: it’s you writing porn because I know I would be the star of your novels.”
“So, you’re saying it’s okay to write books though?”
“Yes,” he answered nodding his head, “Just no sex involved.”
I smiled and said, “Much like our marriage, huh?”
My daughter, Amber, says she doesn’t want me to write about her at all and if I do, I cannot write about her prom night(s). I cannot write about her troubles at school, or her teachers, at any time, ever. I cannot write about her past boyfriends, husbands, childhood friends, childhood, or anything else other than her pets.
“That leaves me nothing to write about,” I exclaimed, quite put out.
My son says the same. I cannot write about his childhood or his friends (unless they did something stupid like Noah and Ian have done and Reese is out of the equation). I cannot write anything about him at all.
“So what do I write about?” I asked my son.
“Go write about Dad.”
Now, I’m back to square one. Instead, I write books about other people.