Monday, November 14, 2011
To me, it was difficult to come up with comments on a piece that we just heard without having it in hand, and most of the time I found myself uncomfortably silent while I listened to those who were quick enough to take in the writing, have an emotional response and talk about it cogently...at the time I felt a heavy responsibility to come up with something intelligent to say, but nerves, combined with the distraction of looking at the reader, hearing tone of voice and so on kept me from taking in the piece.
So now I must decide what writing I will share. Will it be the sequel to Wolf Moon that I just began or the fictionalized version of a memoir I started four and a half years ago? I'm leaning toward the 'memoir' since it's what led to Wolf Moon--I needed some 'fun' writing to take me out of the emotional story of my parents.
Are you in a critique group and if so, how is it for you? What do you share?