Many writers run into problems with their spouse or family after they begin writing regularly. If you spend too much time writing, it can cause resentment and negative actions and feelings against the writer. Keep in mind that your family still needs to come before your writing. Learn to create a healthy balance between the needs of your spouse or family and the pressures of the writing assignments or projects. One writer shared that when a last-minute writing assignment came up that would require long hours to complete on time, he asked his family's permission to accept the assignment. They agreed, especially after he promised to use part of the income for a family outing. Keep the family in the loop as far as what you are writing, what you have submitted, and the results—both good and bad. They can be your best cheering section, and also commiserate with you over the rejection slips.