All of us need a support group, whether it's blogging friends, family, spouse, or your characters. Without their voices to help us out of the hard times we might not make it through.
My husband is wonderfully supportive. He provides technical support (which I desperately need) and has never complained about the time I spend writing, even though, so far, it hasn't produced any income.
My mom is another huge support. She reads everything I write, gives great suggestions, checks for grammar and always asks for more. Who could stop writing when you've got someone so anxious to find out what happens?
All my family has been supportive. They even claim to believe I'll make it someday.
I also have my blogging friends and my writers group over at CompuServe.
I'm pretty lucky in this way. I know people who write despite criticism from those that are closest to them and I'm so grateful that I have such an understanding family.
Who is your support group?