Friday, January 21, 2011

Last Night At The Coffeehouse...

Normally Fridays are reserved for book reviews, but since I did a pseudo-review of The Book Thief on Tuesday, I thought I'd talk about what I did last night at the local coffeehouse.

I went to a meeting for a local writer's group --- and I totally didn't die! And guess what, none of them bit me either!

My point is, if you have a local writer's group that you're afraid to attend because you're an awkward turtle like me, I urge you to try it. It wasn't scary at all, and it motivated me to stay on track with my edits. Everyone is supportive and reading work out loud is encouraged. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday night!

Oh, and I'll also mention that this knocks off one of my 2011 goals (which coincidentally was the topic of the meeting) to join a local writing group. Go me!

Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend.


  1. Yay Melissa! I am so glad you liked the group. I had the same fears when I first visited the group.

    Having an in-person writing group is great. I love my online group too, but sometimes, having someone beside you, physically, helps keep us going.

    Hope to see you at the next one too, if your schedule allows.

  2. How fun! I've just joined a writing group, too, and you're right--it's not as scary as I thought!

  3. Yay! Going to these things at first is SO HARD. Good job on taking the first step. It definitely gets easier, especially if you have a friend or two to go to events with.

  4. Hey, congrats on the group! Now you just have to keep going!

  5. Nice!!! Where was it? I'm looking for a local group too!

  6. GO YOU! I'm so excited that you went and I can't wait to hear all about it!