In the past, from the beginning to the end of the project, I’ve pretty much been alone when I write. I’ve had little, or no, input from other writers and have had to find my own way with things. Being a bit of a loner that’s been fine but now I want to try the other side of the coin (so to speak).
Next month, after my overseas visitor has been and gone – and, I believe, who will inspire me to write even more – I plan to start writing the children’s chapter book I keep talking about. At the end of each chapter I would like to receive in-depth comments.
To do this I realise I’ll have to join a critique group, and I’ll have to give to receive. That’s fine, as long as I don’t find myself doing more critiques than I do writing. If that happens then I’ll have to rethink the situation.
I’m at the stage where I can take any comment thrown at me, analyse it then use or discard it without it affecting me. I don’t have time to sit in a corner and cry over comments that may not even be valid and if they are valid, why waste time crying? I’ve got a job to do, so I do it.
So…where do I find a decent critique group? Does anyone know? Can you recommend one?