One of my goals this year is to go out, make some new friends and have fun while doing it.
I wasn’t sure exactly how to go about that until I discovered that the local library actually sponsors a writing club.
I screwed up my courage and walked to my first meeting last night. It is a small group composed of both published and unpublished writers. To my delight they made me feel completely at home.
I shared a couple of chapters I wrote for Camp Nanowrimo last summer. To my surprise, the group laughed at the antics of my characters.
Maybe I’m on to something with that story!
It was a real treat to talk shop with other writers, critique for colleagues and have my own work examined. They even do writing-related field trips and invited me to come along on one they’ve already planned for the near future.
So now I’ve got a group to hang out with and actually be open about my writing achievements.
It feels good.
Are you a member of any interest groups? Please share your stories in the comments below.