(There's a prize at the end of this post! Really...keep reading.)
It's a bit maddening to have multiple projects and obligations that make it quite easy to ignore the really hard revisions someone (that would be me) MUST be dedicating some time to. I have far too many--distractions that is.
Even though I have these many must-dos, they never stop me from getting to my critique group. I make attendance and sharing work a priority. The group is a huge motivator that keeps me moving forward with my writing.
But creating and/or finding a critique group is not easy. NOT AT ALL. In fact, it took me a year to find the one I'm in. Prior to that, I was part of two that fell apart and one online group that wasn't a good fit for me personally. I don't think my story is unique.
I want to know:
1. Are you in a critique group or wishing you were?
2. How did it come to be? (How did you join or create one?)
3. How do you make it successful?
I really want to know!
The prize at the end of this post?