First things first: Thanks to everyone who has posted such nice comments about WISB. I really do appreciate them. There’s really nothing that can make a writer feel better than to know he or she has fans, regardless of the medium. Just knowing that there area few of you out there that are completely hooked is enough to make me giggle with joy inside. So, thank you very much. I appreciate all comments on all subjects, but those few on the chapters and such really hit home.
Next: I’ve sold five of my books from my little Amazon ‘get rid of old books’ thing. As of now I haven’t put up anything that wasn’t related to school at some point, but I’m thinking of trying to sell off my R. L. Stine collection on there, perhaps. I don’t know yet.
Now, as I mentioned earlier, I am going to do part two of this critique groups thing.
I want to start a critique group. Nothing big, nothing super or amazing like the Inklings (you know, Tolkien’s little group with C.S. Lewis and what not). I would just like to have a small group of say 3 or 4 people who all write and read in the same general genre (so SF/F and maybe some more fantastical H provided it’s like really wicked stuff and not your typical crazy guy with the knife thing). The number is of course extremely flexible.
So, first, would anyone be interested in such a thing?Now, here is some more things on this idea. First, I can’t provide or critique stuff every week simply because I work full time and go to college full time right now. I think doing once a month would be sufficient enough in my opinion.
Also there are two ways I’d like to try to do such a group. One is by mail, which I understand pretty much nobody is going to go for, for very obvious reasons. My reasoning for liking the mail idea is that I critique and work a million times better by hand. Plus, I like seeing my work with red pen marks on it…I dunno why, but makes me happy or something. I’m sadistic, I know.
The other way was to use Critique Circle and create a small group through it. I don’t know at this moment if it costs anything to do such a thing, and if so I can likely just cover it if it’s not excessive in cost–but donations…*wink wink*…would be most welcome. I like CC as I said before because of the in-line critique form.
So, who’s interested?