I’m beginning my new critique group in about a week. It’s been a couple years since I’ve been with a group. I had a critique partner- it’s not steady, which I like. It’s more, “Hey, can you take a look at this?” I’ve also traded critiques through a couple on-line exchange groups I belong to. The group, five of us, got together through the #PBChat hashtag on twitter. We seemed a good fit based on where we’re at in our writing.
I am a bit nervous- in the past I felt my critiques were weak compared to what I was getting back, or that I didn’t have enough time. With both kids in high school, and no travel soccer or trumpet lessons to drive around to, I’ll have more time on my hand.
My space is also kicking ass in the past couple weeks. I’ve gotten myself down here to work on various writing related things. I even used my old Olympia typewriter! The doors-for-walls add enough separation to give me the privacy I need (and also blocks off the only TV in the house) and my family actually has been knocking on them when they need me :) They also give me more wall space to keep myself organized and add random, small pieces of art that I love to my area.
Having this space, and a routine already in place, coming into this school year will benefit my writing, and my sanity. And let’s be honest, I can’t afford to lose any more fo that…
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