I just gotta say I’ve been doing a lot of writing stuff lately… meeting other writers, doing the whole critique thing, and the more I know, and the more I see, just makes me appreciate this group so much more. I’ve found that I really like us reading all of our story outloud, it is extremely helpful and let’s you hear whatever mistakes you didn’t catch and what sounds awkward. (No one has done that, and I totally don’t feel complete because they won’t read it outloud, grr!)
I’m finding, more and more, how happy I am I found this group and how you guys really got me much more sure of myself in sharing my work. (You have no idea how much I was shaking in my shoes with reading my first few poems, I thought I’d be torn to shreds!) In the beginning the smallest little stuff pointed out which wasn’t positive would basically make me delete something … like a whole story at times. Now I go through it bit by bit, seeing how I can fix it up.
I know, this post is a total love fest, but I just had to say it. You guys are awesome, I so look forward to this group every month ever since I started it. Once you poke your nose out there, its definitely a wake up call to how good you got it, or at least that’s how I feel. In writing news, I finished up a new short story based on a writing prompt and just totally revamped another story of mine completely.
Alright, I know, end of my love fest rant!