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happywritermom
12-31-2011, 05:29 PM
I love the Kindle Fire my husband got me for Christmas, but even better is the night in a hotel room 90 minutes away all by myself for writing.
He used some of his hotel points to book the room, so I don't even have to feel guilty about spending so much money just to write.
He plans on relieving me of all kid duties as early as possible so I can find a cafe or some other place where I can write until I can check into my hotel.
I have been working freelance/contract jobs -- teaching, magazine writing, book editing -- since our first was born nearly 12 years ago, but really making no money after child care.
Last year, he fully supported my decision to quit all that and focus soley on the kids and my fiction.
I haven't made a cent since (I take that back. I've made about a whopping $15 in e-sales on previously published short stories I uploaded to Amazon and B&N, but I can't even have that until I make the $10 mark on each site.)
I have two unpublished novels, I'm on the agent hunt all over again and yet he continues to give me all of his support and lift me up whenever I'm feeling down.
Yup, definitely the most awesome Christmas gift ever.

butterfly
12-31-2011, 06:40 PM
Sounds like you have been gifted all along!

May your writing in 2012 be as successful as your world.

Archerbird
12-31-2011, 06:52 PM
Sounds like your hubby is quite the Christmas gift too. :)

Happy New Year!

leahzero
12-31-2011, 07:31 PM
Ah, freedom. Enjoy it!

KTC
12-31-2011, 08:04 PM
What a lovely and thoughtful gift...the gift of time! He's a keeper! Enjoy your bubble of solitary writing time. So nice!

Snowstorm
12-31-2011, 08:07 PM
How so very thoughtful! You're a fortunate woman. Best wishes!

happywritermom
01-01-2012, 06:30 PM
I most certainly am fortunate. Thanks, all!

Carrie in PA
01-03-2012, 06:46 AM
Yay! How awesome!!!!

HistorySleuth
01-03-2012, 10:41 AM
Your husband is a rare gem. Support is such a huge part of writing if you ask me. Enjoy!

txblush
01-03-2012, 08:47 PM
I was about to post the same thing about my husband's gift giving (Kindle Fire) when I saw yours. I've already put more books on it than I could possibly read in the next month. :-)

Susan Littlefield
01-04-2012, 07:00 AM
My friend loves her Kindle Fire.

Congrats on your successes! :D

Bogna
01-04-2012, 08:11 AM
I've have a kindle keyboard and I adore it. It's like my best friend. I'm totally jealous of the hotel room. I've always wanted to do some sort of a writing excursion.

happywritermom
01-04-2012, 08:34 AM
My only problem with the Kindle Fire is that it has introduced me to the world of apps.
I'd never had any interested in them before. Now I find myself ignoring the kids now and then in an attempt to beat my high score on Frogger.
I'm not a gamer.
Really.
I don't do any FB apps.
I don't even categorize my friends.
Yet, I often find myself on my Kindle Fire, gently and swiftly guiding a frog through a busy street, across logs and turtles, avoiding crocodiles while my 4-year-old twins fight over a yellow Popcicle and the older kids beg for dinner.

Literateparakeet
01-04-2012, 09:59 AM
Lori, your husband is a real "Prince Charming" (I confess, I'm a sucker for fairy tales).

Maybe you shouldn't take Frogger the Kindle to the hotel. LOL!