Monday, June 07, 2010

With a Little Help.... by Megan

...From My Friends.
Okay, I admit, I'm a Beatles fan. I would like this song anyway, even if Ringo wasn't singing it. It's so true for my life. I'm lucky enough to have really wonderful women as friends. Friends who stand by me, stand behind me, and stand in front of me when trouble comes.

My mom's health is deteriorating. She's suffering through some tough heart problems. So what do my friends do?

Offer to bring my family meals. Offer to critique my manuscript in the wee hours while I'm finishing up a deadline--running behind due to caring for my mom and the difficulty I had writing during this time. Offer prayers for my mom and the rest of the family. Offer to listen to me rant about doctors and hospitals and *stuff* in general. Offer me days off work to finish my ms. Offer me encouragement and M&Ms. (I have the best friends!!)

My family and I are deeply touched by their generous souls. It's this kind of love that forms my heroines. When writing I ask myself: would I want this character as a friend in real life? In a difficult situation, what caring thing would my friends do? I'm proud to have them as role models for my daughter and for me and for my fictional characters.

I hope y'all have friends as true and supportive as mine, and enjoy reading the fictional heroines we all admire in American Romances.

Megan Kelly


Rula Sinara said...

Hey Megan,

I think one reason why you attract such wonderful friends is that you yourself are a generous and supportive person. One RWA first-timer you reached out to last year knows that for sure :). My prayers are with you and your mom. I'm glad you have such a good support group.


Estella said...

I am so glad you have such wonderful friends!

Megan Kelly said...

Gosh, Rula, what a nice thing to say. :) I enjoyed meeting you and only hope we can get together again.

Barbara White Daille said...

Megan - hugs on the situation with your mom. It's hard to see parents grow older and deal with serious health issues.

At the same time, it's wonderful to know that you have such loyal and supportive friends.

I have a feeling that works both ways.

Take care,


Megan Kelly said...

Thanks, Barbara. I hope they consider me a good friend also.