Sunday, March 12, 2017

Surrounded and Supported

Your strengths and supports*

Who in your life is on your side, cheering you on?

"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main..."
This question is probably the easiest to answer and the hardest to honour. First and foremost in all things, of course, is Pamela. She had been my rock for thirty years and it is a testament to her strength that, regardless of which direction I turn, she is right there beside me.

She loves my chargers as much as I do. She asks me to tell her my story ideas so that they aren't forgotten. She reminds me, supports me, encourages me, corrects my drafts. She is my Alpha reader and my Omega reader.

Next up are a selection of my Betas. They are enthusiastic and engaged. It's because of one of my betas that my novel had become the first in a series.

My kids support my writing, thought my genre is not always to their taste. They love that I am doing this.

Finally there is my writing group at 10 Minute Novelists on Facebook. Katharine Grubb had created a great area for folks to learn and learn on each other. The group also let's me interact with some great authors. All in all, I am well supported. So why, since I am "surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses," why am I not writing?

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