Nope. I'm not talking panty hose and girdles here although I've worn my share. I'm talking about people who have our backs. People who are there in a pinch. People who are honest but sensitive. I'm privileged to surround myself with quite a few these days.
My sisters here have been extremely helpful since day 1 of my writing career. They've answered questions, read my work, offered suggestions, cheered me on and what-if'd with me over and over again.
My husband always asks how my writing is going and sends me information on the publishing world. He's encouraging and wants me to succeed. That is everything to me.
And now, after what I feel was a very long time coming, I've found a critique partner to work with. This has proven to be priceless already. If I can date myself a little with this comment...She totally rocks, dude! Not only is her writing superb, it is heart felt. I can tell she has spent a lot of time making sure that every detail is correct and yes, she is sharing some of that time with me, working on my ms. In the past 2 weeks, she's pointed out a couple of things that I hadn't thought of and encouraged me in areas I was worried about. She values my opinion every bit as much as I value hers.
So I've got one heck of a support system. How about you?
SIS Barb aka Elle J Rossi