I would not be the writer I am today, without my incredible critique group. For the past 15 years, I have been meeting with this group every Wednesday evening from 7:00-10:00 at Ellen Javernick’s house. When I joined the group, it had already been around for about 20 years. Members have come and gone, but we have a strong core group that isn’t going anywhere.
|LeAnn explaining Helen's projects|
|Hard at work researching markets|
|Sticky notes with new markets|
|Raising our glasses to all our future success. |
Sally Engeman, Helen Colella, Linda Osmundson,
Kelly Baugh, LeAnn Thieman,
Ellen Javernick, Kerrie Flanagan
(Not pictured: Carol Rehme)
This process strengthened our support for one another even more, it made researching markets fun and it provided the incentive to start sending out submissions again.
I highly recommend you try this with your critique group or with a group of trusted writing friends.