Friday, April 11, 2008
Last night four of us got together to form a new writing group. If you've never been in one, it sometimes feels a little intimidating, but to us old-timers, it's like coming home. To have a group or workshop or whatever you decide to call it, where the focus is on the writing, the process of writing, the joys as well as the pains in the journey is a wonderful experience. I know ultimately we all have to sit down by ourselves and face the blank page and no one can do it for you, but having the discipline of the group, the knowledge that you have to come up with something to bring to that group, helps to push you forward. I've missed having it, am real happy to be starting with this new group, four very different women, with very different stories to tell. It's exciting and I still have to face that blank page by myself, but I'm no longer alone.