Most of the writers that I converse with online are members of a critique group, a writing circle, etcetera. I have yet to find one of those groups in my area. We have a local writers club and I thought it would be more conducive to finding others in my “niche”, but I am still here and haven’t met anyone yet.
I have been perusing the boards at the SCBWI and haven’t found anything as of yet. But it’s still early and there is a wealth of information to dig through. I really need to email a few people and find out what there take is regarding the online groups. It’s easier in ways, because they don’t have to see the look your face and you don’t have to see theirs. This is great if someone turns out to be highly emotional, not so great if they need the person to person communication. It’s also not personal against you when you are being critiqued. It’s all about the work and you can’t take it personally.
Did I mention that my procrastination seems to have kicked in full time and that I frustrated as all get out? It’s a bad, bad thing for me right now. I have so much I am trying to get done. Yet, that could be what is wrong. I have too much on my plate and my writing shall suffer because of it. /sigh
In other news, I have been tinkering with a new book idea and I am just trying to see if it’s something I want to come to fruition. Is it something that I am going to be passionate about? I don’t know yet. I am not even going to mention what type of book it is yet, since the idea is so new and fresh. It’s not that I am being stingy and trying to withhold, I just don’t want to commit myself publicly and then say “yeah, that’s not gonna happen.”
So, as I look it over, today’s blog is all about rambling. It’s a myriad of choices and I haven’t even touched the tip of the iceberg. I think that one day I will just write down all of my thoughts as they come to me and post them. However, I might wind up horrified at my apparent ADD when it comes to said thoughts.
Happy Writing everyone, may your word count satisfy you and your muse speak to you at convenient times.