Friday, July 8, 2016
Tell Me The Truth
To my husband, every word that I tap out at the keyboard is brilliance, pure magic. Realistically, we both know that's not true. I have an Excel spreadsheet of rejected submissions to prove it.
Ideally, I'd like to find a local writing group, but time-wise this isn't really feasible right now.
I hear other writers mentioning beta readers and critique partners, but I've never really picked up the necessary networking or social skills to find any of my own. For years I've convinced myself that having someone else read my work before submitting it isn't really necessary, or that swapping critiques with a partner won't really add much to my writing, but I'm starting to think that I'm wrong.
Do you use beta readers or have a critique partner? More importantly, how did you find them in the first place?