Partners in Crime…

…mystery, romance, fantasy, puzzles, picture books, novels, poems, and more.

Six years plus. More than 312 weeks. More than 2,190 days. That’s how long my online critique group has been together. I can hardly believe it. Except for two weeks over Christmas, something has been submitted for critique every week, often two things.

We’ve read and discussed books and articles. We’ve taken classes and attended conferences. We’ve researched and shared info about publishers and agents. We’ve complained, and we’ve celebrated. We’ve joined other critique groups. But we’ve rarely, if ever, seen each other.

A couple of years ago, five out of six of us got together in the middle of the country for a writers’ conference. It was the first time we’d all gotten together. Dale and Chrissy, the eastern-most members, see each other on occasion. Linda lives in the city where a needlework trade show is held, and she’s helped me with the Funk & Weber Designs booth. Mary Beth got to visit Elsie in CA last year. And earlier this week,
j-mb-blogI got to see Mary Beth in Anchorage.

Such a treat!

Have I told you lately how much I love my critique group? The commitment, determination, support, friendship, and rigorous criticism are invaluable to me. These writers rock!

Categories: Alaska, Children's writing