My mom is visiting today.
Three or four times a year, she travels 1500 miles just to come see me. Well, okay, maybe she’s coming to see her grandchildren, too. Possibly even my husband.
Outside of my husband’s incredible support, my mom is the most fervent supporter of my writing dreams. All writers should have someone that believes in them, encourages them, cheers them on. My mom is a champion support team, all by herself.
Writers need a host of people to support them. They need writerly friends who understand the journey is long and hard and filled with tears, frustration, and rejection. They need friends to share the joy, inspiration, and exhilaration of writing. They need betas and critiquers that will give them the cold, honest truth about the flaws in their work.
But most of all, they need the support of their family and friends, cheering them on. Even if they don’t read your work. Even if they have no idea what you spend all your time on.
In honor of my mom’s unwavering support, I will be giving her my undivided attention while she’s here.
And so: no Ink Spells on Thursday and Friday this week. The blogging fun will resume on Monday.
p.s. Enjoy your family, when you can. They are a gift.