Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What Great Ladies by Leann Harris

When I started on this journey of being a writer I knew nothing about writing except I wanted to tell my stories. I joined a RWA chapter, where other romance authors helped me. They were with me, answering questions,  reading my chapters, encouraging me and showing me the basics. That was over 25 years ago. If I hadn't  had their guidance, I never would've made it.

Things haven't changed. I've come out with my first Indie book, and my writer friends were right there with me, helping me through the process, answering questions, and pointing me in the right direction. Kathleen and Suzanne, met with me, answered my question and told me stuff I didn't know to ask about. I am overwhelmed with their generous spirit. And for me, knowing such great people is encouraging, and humbling. Thank you, ladies.

P.S. I went to the RWA conference this year and my friends were there, asking me how my energy was holding up, did I need anything. I had sisters who worried for me and watching over me. It was amazing.

16 comments:

Pamela Tracy said...

You're right. Nothing like a sisterhood.

Sandra Orchard said...

Leann, congratulations on your first Indie book! The cover looks fabulous.

Leann Harris said...

Thank you, Sandra. It was a lot of fun to do.

Merrillee said...

Leann, congrats on your indie book. Good to see you at RWA. Glad you were able to make it.

Keli Gwyn said...

Writers are some of the most generous people I've ever met. Talk about support and guidance freely given. They're all over that.

Jackie Smith said...

Congrats, Leann....so glad you were able to attend RWA!!

Leann Harris said...

The only thing I forgot to do was take pictures at RWA.

Missy Tippens said...

Leann it was so good to see you at conference!

Lenora said...

It was wonderful to see you, Leann and to get a hug from you. You are always on my mind and in my prayers. Writers are the best friends ever :)

Pat Davids said...

I was glad to see you at RWA. You are so right. Writers helping writers is an awesome way to give back to our sisterhood.

CatMom said...

Writer friends are AMAZING!!
I think that's been the best part of my writing journey so far---meeting wonderful writers who become real friends.
And Leann, I still remember you and Ruth Axtell praying over me in the prayer room at ACFW in Denver. Thanks to those prayers my back pain was at a minimum during that conference!
Hugs, Patti Jo

Christine Johnson said...

The support and encouragement of fellow writers is essential. Congratulations on your new indie book!

Mary Curry said...

I'm so happy I had the chance to meet you at RWA, Leann. I couldn't agree more about the support of our writer I ends. They make this journey so much better.

Congrats on the Indie book!

One thing I'm sure of, there is no shortage of pictures floating around!

Mindy Obenhaus said...

What a blessing you are, Leann. So proud to call you my sister. Hugs. :)

Winnie Griggs said...

Leann, I couldn't agree more! RWA members are among the most caring and supportive of friends. And it was great to see you at RWA, even if it was only across the room!

Deb Kastner said...

It was wonderful to meet you and room with you at RWA! Looking forward to reading your first Indie book. Congrats!