Blogging From A to Z — ‘Support’

a-to-z-letters-sDefinition: To bear the weight of.

Now I have kept this topic the same as my other blog for today but I am altering this post almost entirely because there is a different twist on the whole spousal support thing when it comes to being a published author.

I for one am truly blessed when it comes to the support I receive from my husband in regards to my writing and becoming a full fledged published author. He has never doubted me ever. Always has stood beside me told me just how proud he is of me. Honestly there are days where that is everything I need to remember to keep on my writing path and when things are bogging me down.

That isn’t always the case. I had a friend once who was an amazing and gifted writer. Her stories were simply put amazing. They were colourful and brilliant. Honestly I envied her. Yet I have one of the last remaining copies of her first book. And it was on a whim that she had sent it over to me and even more amazing that I had been able to hang onto it for years. But more to the point is why I have one of the only copies and why she doesn’t. Her world came crashing down with one snippy comment from her husband who she had truly thought supported her through the years. It broke her heart and she hasn’t written in years as a result.

Support and love from our spouse or significant other is so vital to our health as a writer that its almost impossible for me to come up with a writer without any sort of a support system. We need the support not only of our readers but our families, friends, peers, mentors and so many others.

What does your spouse or significant other or even a friend do that you find to be an important part of your support system? Or is there something you with they did but they don’t?

2 thoughts on “Blogging From A to Z — ‘Support’

  1. Support is so helpful. My wife is not overly supportive, but she has for the most part come to a point of accept and tolerate–unless she gets mad at me about something.

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

  2. I so agree with you! Spousal support is so important as a writer. When my husband and I were dating he was so encouraging and would help me figure out plot details and ideas. And now he’ll watch the kids while I write and go to conferences. It’s amazing to have them believe in you and know you can do it.

    Thank you for sharing! Good luck with the rest of the challenge.


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