Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Photo: Fish in a fence after Hurricane Ike. This is representative of my anxiety re: these two questions.
Okay, a quick shout out to the readers of this blog: I have two questions I'd very much like your answers or opinions to.
1. Writing groups. Are you a member of one? What are your rules, if any? How many members are in your group? What are you getting out of it, if anything? I'd especially appreciate commentary about the number of people in the group, and anything at all that's mandatory about the group. I've heard that a) smaller numbers are better, such as maybe 5 to 8 members; b) consistent attendance is mandatory, such as every other meeting, if not actually every single meeting; and c) consistent submissions to print or online markets (or contests) are mandatory, like maybe three submissions per meeting, or per month. Whatever. Copies of submissions, rejections, acceptances, or applications to contests or projects like NaNoWriMo are acceptable as well.
2. Writing time. How do you get writing done? Where do you do it? When do you do it? How do you come down from the career/job, clear your head, see your characters, and start writing? How do you find the time for submissions? Certain days of the week? Certain hours of the day? Whenever? Gimme all you got, whatever works for you.
Thanks, guys. 'preciate your time and response. As always, thanks for reading!!!