I'm feeling Valued by my writing buddy who, every now and again, buys me little gifts to show her appreciation for the support I have given her as she wrote her first novel and now as she seeks a literary agent.
But it works two ways of course. My writing buddy started off as one of the handful of people that read my first novel and offered their feedback. Hers was very detailed and extremely helpful and I offered to do the same when she decided to write her book. We email each other sections of our work, maybe a chapter or two and we both send back our suggestions/comments/feedback. We meet fortnightly as far as possible for breakfast and have a feedback session that we both come away from feeling energised and have a direction to take our writing forward with. Because we've gotten together so often over the last few years we know the other's style/plot/characters etc and the feedback is usually spot on - for both of us.
Writing can be very lonely at times. In my experience a Writers' Group can never be as in depth as the invaluable help you can get with the right writing buddy. I suggest you find one - now!