Writing About Your Husband

Dave knew I was a writer when we got married, so he has no one but himself to blame for what’s about to go down.

I keep telling myself that.

No, I haven’t written a tell-all novel about his obsession with Twitter or giant lenses, or that show Top Gear.

I did write a short, funny, little-bitty essay about his fashion sense for a parenting magazine that got (gulp) accepted today… and will appear with all the incriminating details next month on all the local newsstands.

Dave, of course, has not read it yet.Um… honey? If you’re reading this, I REALLY love you, and I promise it’s not that bad.

I’m thinking he can read it when it comes out, not before. I’ll link to it here when the new ParentWise:Austin comes out.

So, have any of you other writer-types done anything like this? If so, are you still happily married, or do your children still talk to you?

Posted in Essays, Family News, People I Love on 05/20/2009 03:09 pm


  1. What does this say about our relationship, I wonder, when I am reading this on your blog and commenting my reply? 🙂

    Don’t worry – I know you have a hyperactive writer’s imagination so no-one will believe a word of anything you write about me, I’m sure. Well, maybe no-one other than our immediate family, all the folks at my work, our church and just about anyone who knows me….

    Maybe I’ll have to console myself with another huge lens purchase (I’m waiting for your big advance – there’s a $5000 200-400mm VR Nikon out there with my name on it) or, if the finances won’t allow this, perhaps I’ll just get some Twitter-based therapy?


  2. PS: Congrats on the acceptance. That’s 2 bits of good news in 2 days!


  3. shelli cornelison

    Just remember, Dave, writers only write about what they find interesting so you obviously still intrigue your wife! 🙂


  4. I can’t wait to hear about his fashion sense. Maybe I can pick up some tips


    • Nikki Loftin

      I couldn’t possibly comment, Joe! But if you put Jill and me in a room, we would both probably find something to laugh about…;-)

      Shelli, you are smooooooth!

      If that lens has your name on it, it’s because you wrote it on with a Sharpie marker. Better stick with Twitter and Belgian ale. (BTW, did you know that $5000 is the EXACT amount the victims are given to spend on a new wardrobe on What Not To Wear? Just a thought.)


  5. You are suppose to write what you know.


    • Nikki Loftin

      Thanks, Patti! Yes, and I know lots more about my sweet husband. He should be careful, so I don’t tell everything…;-)


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