Friday, March 15, 2013

Helping Hands - Part I

We all need each other, and writers are no exception. The newbie wordsmith is as delicate as a seedling, and needs much nurturing and support.

The first person, who encouraged me to embark on this journey was my late husband, David.

   When I lacked confidence, he said, "you can do it."

   When shyness made me want to hide, he said, "go, meet others who write."

   When I experienced success, he rejoiced with me.

Writers and Readers: Who are the people in your lives that give you a much-needed boost?

Photo Credit:  aimac


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. the other bloggers they're so supportive ... have a lovely weekend .. cheers Hilary

Karen Lange said...

The writing community in general has been so supportive. Early supporters would include my husband, Nancy Plent, and MaryAnn Diorio. Next on the list would be this debut author by the name of Susan J. Reinhardt. Perhaps you've heard of her? :)


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary - So nice to see you! I hope you're enjoying your blogging break and getting a lot accomplished.

Hi Karen - The pleasure is all mine. :)


Dorothy said...

Like you, Susan... it's my husband who pushes me into the big scary world with words of encouragement and love. xx

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dotti -

It's so affirming when the people you love are supportive.

Susan :)

Carol Garvin said...

I have a friend who was my secretary for years... a writer herself, although not with published fiction. She was my early mentor and is still my biggest supporter. One of my daughters is also a writer and is always right there with help and positive reinforcement, but the rest of my family is great, too. And I am very appreciative of the support and encouragement of so many of my online friends, like you Susan, and Keli Gwyn, Joylene Butler, Jody Hedlund, Judith Robl... so many! The writing community is terrific!

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

We all need someone to encourage us Susan, wonderful if your late husband was the one to motivate you! I have some friends who are always excited for me, my personal fan club so to speak, that really helps :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carol - I'm glad you consider me part of your support system. I try to post things that will benefit both writers and readers.

Hi Marja - Many of us seem to have a core group of supporters. It's not an easy road, but so worthwhile.

Susan :)