Are you jealous? You should be. Because they are delicious!!
So I have this really good friend who lives far away. I only get to see her once each year, but we talk and text frequently. My friends in Virginia refer to her as Perfect Friend. It’s true and I definitely don’t deserve her.
Besides saving and hoarding (and guarding from her husband) a stash of Cadbury Mini Eggs for my birthday present, she’s my best and bravest supporter. She’s read all of my crap, some of it in scary stages, and still believes in me. Whenever I’m disappointed about something – and let’s be honest, in this business there is a lot of disappointment – she listens, she gets it, and she encourages me to keep going.
I hope every writer has an advocate as awesome as Perfect Friend. It’s easier to take the blows when you know someone’s going to be there to pick you up and hand you a bag of ice (or Cadbury Mini Eggs) for your wounded confidence.
If you don’t have a real-life support system, I hope you’ll take advantage of the various websites dedicated to connecting writers (or even Twitter). The writing road is so much easier if you don’t have to travel it alone.
Good luck y’all!