On Writing Groups

I'm currently in the process of trying to form a new writers group. Or perhaps resurrect our old one... I'm not sure which, honestly, but it's what I'm trying to do.

It was always a neat group of writers, each with their own goals and motivations. Some of them were, honestly, brilliant and talented people who I admired for their capability to both produce excellent writing and provide thoughtful feedback.

We would occasionally get the person who would show up once, get honest feedback, and we'd never see again... many people want to have written, very few people actually want to write. But for the most part, it was a solid core group, and I miss 'em.

But it's a lot of work. I'm going to send out a few emails tonight, see if the old guard are still interested, maybe look to introduce some more variety into the group, and then start settling on the important (but boring) administrative tasks of finding a location, setting a time, and hashing out a mission statement.

Still, it is exciting! It will be nice to have that sounding board back, and that motivation and encouragement, plus of course the intelligent criticism. All important stuff!