Since a lot of bloggers are also writers, I’d like to know, do you participate in a writers group? Or do you have a few special someones who regularly review your work? A friend, spouse, colleague, even an editor?
I have all sorts of words spouting forth from my fingertips, and a few people whom I send my work to for edits. But let’s be honest…who has time to hanker down with a red pen and their daughter’s/wife’s/friend’s endless stream of words? Sure, they give me edits and cheer me on, which I appreciate more than they know. What I crave, however, is an honest to goodness critique.
Last night, I dug up an email older than my daughter and hit “reply all,” asking former screenwriting classmates if they would be interested in re-igniting our long lost writers group (which only met once outside of class, but that’s not the point).
For many reasons, publishing to the internet seems easier than reading my work aloud to a group of humans. Know what I mean? In the name of old dreams and new beginnings, I think it’s about time I stop being shy and start putting myself out there.
I’ll keep you posted.