I’ve tried writing groups/meet-ups before, but for reasons that were never bad, those never worked out. This time: GOLD. I’ve been meeting the amazing Barrie Summy once a week for about a year now, writing across the table from her, and it’s THE BEST. We talk a bit, write a lot, and joke about each other’s “writing faces” — well my writing faces, to be exact. Apparently my expressions reflect the mood of what I’m writing as I write it. Characters shouting at each other? Mean face! Writing a silly joke. Whacky face! I didn’t know I did that until Barry told me it’s what she sees from across our writing table. And she made the revelation and her giggle that accompanied it sound like a compliment: I’m not embarrassing myself in public, I’m getting into my story. Huzzah!
Barrie and I commiserate, support, and advise all things craft and industry, with no judgement.
I wish such karma for all creatives.