I don’t talk about the writer’s group I’m in a whole lot, usually because the group isn’t the first thing that pops into my mind when I sit down to write a blog entry. Of course, I know there are a couple of them (several of them? all of them?) who read the occasional comic or blog post on my website. Also, since we don’t really hold “open” meetings, I don’t see how it’s anyone’s business.

Okay, maybe that sounds a little weird, let me see if I can rephrase that to sound less snobby. I don’t write much about what we talk about at our meetings because it isn’t up to me whether what we talk about is open or not — I’m hardly a spokesperson for the group (in fact, I’m most assuredly not). Most of what we read and critique isn’t even my writing (I’m not the most prolific writer in the group), so…

…You know, I was just going to write a bit about our “homework” this last week. We refer to it as “homework” when someone hands out a manuscript to be critiqued. We all read it over the course of a week and share our ideas the following week. I read my homework yesterday and have been thinking about, well, my thoughts since last night.

Without actually giving you any information about either piece, there’s the one which I enjoyed quite thoroughly and have very little actual criticism to give. I almost always have something to say, so this is taking longer to consider. The other piece … seems a complete enough story, but I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much, mostly because I feel I’m not the intended audience. I didn’t find the conflict satisfying, but it still works.