Do you remember when you were a kid, and all you wanted was to win and be the best at everything? Well, that wasn’t me, nor have I ever wanted to be that girl. As competitive as little kids are, it seems that adults are even more so, especially in job fields. You always hear about celebrities dissing each other, lawyers backstabbing each other (okay, I might be watching too many episodes of Suits), and athletes fighting to be rewarded MVP player of the year (sadly, you won’t see any Texas Ranger players getting the award this season), and don’t even get me started on catty women. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with wanting to be the best, because there are things you have to do to get on top. I find it to be a shame that these days, some feel that they have to lie, cheat, and/or steal to gain success.
This brings me to the reason I wanted to share this post:
Since I’ve been an author, I’ve noticed that authors, of all stages (from their first draft of their first book to New York Times Bestselling author), are friends. While I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with authors Beth Albright, Mary Kay Andrews, and Eileen Goudge, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know self-published authors like Tracie Banister, Samantha March, and Martha Reynolds. Over the years, not only have I supported these authors, they’ve supported me, too! One of the greatest things that authors have in common, even authors from another genre, is that they’re there for one another. Whether it be promoting each other’s books, passing along well wishes, or encouraging them to keep on writing, authors are friends!
I’d like to say a special thank you to my author friends. You have no idea how inspiring you are, how much I appreciate your guidance, and for being there to help inspire me. One of these days, I hope to meet you. 🙂
If you’re an author, please leave a comment below, as I’d love to hear you take on being friends (or enemies–yikes) with other authors.