My husband just came into my office praising my new chapter to the skies.
"This is the best chapter you've ever written! It's great!"
When I gave him Chapter 8 a couple of days ago, all he said was: "Good chapter." I got mad. I told him that he didn't have to like it, but I wanted more feedback. No writer lets people continue to read her first draft if the sum total of their response is "Good chapter."
So, when he came in raving about Chapter 9, I couldn't help but be suspicious.
"You're just getting back into my good graces," I said.
"No, I'm not. I came up here because I mean it."
After a minute, I started to believe him. I don't think it's the best chapter I've ever written, but I do believe that he really liked it.
Writers' spouses have a hard road to hoe. ;-)