I decided I was overdue to sing the praises of my crit partners…You see, my crit group took a few months off. And I have to say – I hate it! Not that I have anything to work on with them at the moment. But I hate not having to post for them weekly. And I miss reading their 15 pages every week.
So yeah, I hate it.
My crit partners have become a crucial part of my writing process. They tell me when I’ve lost my mind. They force me to stretch further than I thought I could in order to perfect the story I am working on. They ask the questions I can’t see. They reassure me when I am too close to the project to see its merits.
In short – they provide the perspective necessary to perfect the story.
And without them, I would be lost. Or at the very least, I would NOT be the writer I am today.
So, to Elana and Michelle (the greatest crit partners on the planet), my Betas (you guys know who you are), and my reader test market group (my YA audience that gets to read just before my agent), I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Thanks for everything!
What do your crit partners mean to you?