Category: Critiques

Voices in Your Head: Writing Group Issue #1 with some help from Ursula K LeGuin

At my last writers group meeting – we meet the last Sunday of every month – a disturbing trend came to light: One of the group members said that she would not be submitting for a while because she was hearing the other members’… Continue Reading “Voices in Your Head: Writing Group Issue #1 with some help from Ursula K LeGuin”

Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Getting Stuff Nailed Down

It’s Tuesday again! And every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of… Continue Reading “Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Getting Stuff Nailed Down”

Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Critique Week!

It’s Tuesday again! And every Tuesday you will be subjected to regaled by the writing progress I have made over the last week. But! I insist that I not be the only one exposing myself sounding off. Let your comments reflect what kind of… Continue Reading “Tuesday Post of Accountability!: Critique Week!”

December, a time to ‘cozy’ up; or, D.B. made me

After a recent critique session, one of my writers group members, D.B., mentioned that she had difficulty with the group’s critiques because none of us really read them: so how can she take what we did say and apply it toward her writing? My… Continue Reading “December, a time to ‘cozy’ up; or, D.B. made me”

Curse you, Mary!

My plan was to take it easier for May. Because Mary was gonna do all the hard work and submit a full manuscript. But noooo! Now I’ve gotta do the pages that I wasn’t gonna hafta do. And I have to finish the round… Continue Reading “Curse you, Mary!”

A different kind of critique…

I handed my ‘finalized’ version of FJR over to my mother to check for typos and so that I would have a cold reader to go through it. Recently she gave me the first half. You know how we talk about constructive criticism? Well,… Continue Reading “A different kind of critique…”

Nervous energy. Tonight the CWCers will be giving me feedback on the 2nd draft of FJR. I admit to feeling a bit stressed because I so want it to be close to submitable. (I also hope they don’t read this before hand and adjust… Continue Reading “”

Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names

I only have one submission left to read! Yippee! It’s all part of my devious plan. If I finish the submissions, then that leaves more time for my own writing through the rest of the month. Here’s the strike though: too much space between… Continue Reading “Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names”

May is Over, June is In

I didn’t really set any goals for April or May. At first I decided that I would pat my back for things I got done and not worry about what I set out to do. Apparently praise doesn’t work for me. I didn’t even… Continue Reading “May is Over, June is In”

Thank your friends…and do the work

All of the critiques of the rough draft of FJR have been returned to me from the saints that reviewed it. Here is what I have to say about that: Deb, Ali, Nicole, and John–you guys so rock! Thank you, thank you, thank you!… Continue Reading “Thank your friends…and do the work”

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