Monday, May 19, 2014

The thing about family

When it comes to family we all have a different opinion or idea about it. Me? I love my family even though they drive me crazy and we end up arguing all the time. The thing that gets to me the most is that we never see eye to eye. I am always construed as the irresponsible one and dreamer.

But, having said all that, my family is always there for me when I need them. When I am at the end of my rope and I'm lying in a puddle of nothing but self-pity, my family comes along, picks up all the pieces and try to get me back on my feet. We don’t always get along and we are so different from one another it's ridiculous, but when we need each other, we are always there for one another.

When I told my family that I wanted to self-publish, I thought they would protest after so much had gone wrong for me, but they didn't. Instead they were super supportive and encouraged me to give it my all. For some strange reason they thought I could make it work and gave me their blessing. 


  1. It's awesome that your family is so supportive. With the exception of my brother, I don't talk to my family about my writing/publishing aspirations. They have no idea how close I am to releasing my first novel. And they're not likely to hear about it. At least not from me.

    And I don't think it's strange that they thought you could make it work. You can make it work, and you will.

    Happy writing!

  2. That's awesome. Certain family members (well the majority of them) are very supportive of my writing. I wish you good luck on self-publishing. Maybe someday, I will give that a whirl.

  3. Yay! It's so much easier when the family is supportive!
    I'm so glad they responded in a positive manner!
    (To be honest, I never talk about my writing to any other family members. Only my hubby knows.
    I don't think I'd be able to stand the questions... I know I would be irritated.
    They can find out one day when I finally publish...)

  4. I'm really pleased that your family is happy with your decision, Murees. It will make things so much easier for you. Best wishes, as always.

  5. It's good to have your family in your corner. I've always been pretty open about my writing - in fact, after reading this post and the comments, I'm trying to think of a family member who doesn't know about it!

    Good luck :-)

  6. M.J. - Thank you! You are so nice. We all still live together, so it was hard to keep my writing a secret for long.

    Donna - Thank you. It is nice when one's family approves.

    Michelle - That is really smart and I would have loved to do it the same way. But we all still live under one roof, so they found out about my writing soon enough.

    Deanie - Thank you. I will do my best and work hard.

    Annalisa - Thank you. It is great that your family was so supportive. It definitely helps when there is someone on your side.

  7. That's great that your family is so supportive. Families like that are the best!

  8. Sherry - This is so true. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

  9. The thing is, our family members usually love us, even if sometimes it doesn't feel that way or they don't really know how to show it properly. That's great

  10. Best feeling ever right?? So glad your family is your anchor and your support. That is pertinent!

  11. Mary - Thank you. They are very important.

    Karen - It truly does feel great. Thank you for the kind words.

    Tammy - I am a really lucky girl.

  12. Hi Murees .. that's great news - I'm so pleased for you ... you'll do it and be self-published ... good luck with the process .. cheers Hilary

  13. Hilary - Thank you so much. I am really trying my best to make this a reality.


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