There are key moments when you find out who's in your corner, like when you and a friend bump heads, or when you're going through an especially tough spot in your own life. This is when you discover who you can count on and who you can't. Because a true friend will adjust his or her role and adapt to the crisis at that moment. Friends recognize the difference between the person and the problem at hand, and they find a way to move forward.
Moments of success are also key for showing who's on your side. True friends will be happy for your success and you'll be happy for theirs as well. There's no competition or need to compare with one another because you trust that there's enough goodness in the universe to go around. Good friends will celebrate with you, whether the obstacle overcome is small or enormous.
In life as well as in writing, it's important to know who's in your corner. To those of you who have seen me through happy writing moments and through not-so-happy ones, I'd like to say a huge "Thank You." To those who have just joined the fun, welcome! I can't wait to hear what you have to say and learn more about you. And to those special people who are my anchors and support (you know who you are), I don't deserve you but I'm so glad you're my friend.