By Jennifer Hallmark
“Friends are needed both for joy and for sorrow.”
~ Yiddish Proverb
I’m a writer and I love writing. But it’s not always easy. Sometimes I struggle with disappointment, fear, tiredness, and apathy. My friendship with other writers has kept me from changing my vocation.
I know that if I start down the “give up” road, I can call or Facebook message one of “these” friends and they’ll talk me off the ledge of quitting. They’ll share a story about a time they wanted to give up or remind me of the way I’ve grown over the years. We laugh and send emojis and before you know it, I’m ready to sit at the computer once again and start a story or blog post.
Some of my friends are authors, others are unpublished for the moment. I know editors, publishers, and agents. They get tired just like I do and I hope I can often encourage them in return.
Because we all need a little encouragement now and then. Thank you to all my writing friends. There are too many to name but you know who you are.
“If you want a friend, be a friend. “
~ English Proverb