Thursday, July 30, 2009
It's A Love Affair
When we first arrived at the lake last week, it was raining. Bummer, right? Not for me because it gave us the perfect excuse to visit the Titanic exhibit. I am infatuated with the Titanic and always have been, even before James Cameron's movie came out. But the movie really sent me over the edge. I love the romance between Jack and Rose. Anyway, they gave you a boarding pass with a person's name on it as you entered the exhibit. At the end, you found out if you survived or not. I did. Yay! Now, most of the exhibit had nothing to do with the movie, but there was an entire section dedicated to it, which made me really happy! My husband, however, was bored to tears and, eager to get to the more exciting artifacts, raced ahead of the rest of us. My favorite part of the exhibit was when I rounded a corner to find my husband standing at the top of The Grand Staircase. Yes, THE Grand Staircase. Okay, it was only a replica, but still! There he was--my own personal Jack Dawson, waiting for me, his Rose! How romantic! Well, it was, until instead of turning around and smiling at me, he turned with a sigh and said, "Will you hurry it up already." Hmm...it kind of ruined the moment! Today is our anniversary. My years with him have been great but not without their trials and tribulations. I still love him, though, and I always will. Writing is a lot like marriage in that way. There are good times (which I will share with you tomorrow), but there are also bad times, like writer's block, waiting for weeks for responses on query letters, receiving two rejections before noon on the same day, making countless mistakes, etc. But in the end, we still love writing, and we always will. That's why we keep doing it!