You know what a good writing friend is? A good writing friend is someone who not only offers to look at a very rough draft of your manuscript because she knows you’ll be on a pretty tight deadline by the time you have a polished one. It’s someone who not only offers to take the manuscript with her while she’s traveling.
It’s someone who, when you tell her finishing that draft is taking longer than you expected, lets you drop this manuscript off at her house in the early morning, less than an hour before she’s departing for an international flight. That’s a very good writing friend indeed.