Did you know that local writing groups will help you grow your talent? Everyone should check out the opportunities either in person or online. You never know who you might meet. The person sitting at your table might be:
- publishing his/her 10th book, or
- suffering his/her first rejection, or
- just landed an agent, or
- finishing first manuscript.
I’ve found romance writers endlessly supportive and give freely of their time and talents. Think about it a moment—all you have to do is join a writers group and you can find like minded people who will:
- care about your character’s goal
- talk (in detail!) about how to kill a character
- celebrate every little victory with you
- help you accept and learn from setbacks
- motivate you to do things you think are not possible
This month is National Novel Writing Month. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. That means I have 5 days to finish my 50,000 words. Oh yeah, and have the house clean, the dogs washed, and feed 10 people. Yikes.
But I know on or before November 30 my draft will pass 50k words and the last two will be “The End.” It’s the presence and support (not to mention expectations!) of my friends—both online and local—that keeps me pushing to the goal.
Have you tried local meet ups or writing chapters? How about online? Put your favorite writing support groups in the comments below.