Tonight, after a few months hiatus, I’m going back to the writing group which I moderated for a couple years. There are three writing samples up for critique, but I am skipping Dylan‘s as I just finished a huge beta reading project for him which contains the chapter that he submitted.
This will be my first time reading one of the authors tonight. She is younger and very imaginative. I know critiquing her will be difficult. On one hand, I want to give her the best advice possible. On another hand, she has talent and I don’t want to discourage her. But on another hand, she might as well learn to take criticism now, because if she sticks with the writing game, she’s going to see plenty.
I just realized that I have three hands, which is kind of awesome.
I guess I’ll just have to play it by ear and use my own judgement. I hate it when I have to do that.
Now imagine me waving at you with three hands. Breathtaking, isn’t it?
Last night was an overwhelmingly positive experience. It was great to be back with my writing crew. I was so pumped when I got home that I could barely sleep.