Working and revising on several manuscripts, you begin to question whether or not the story makes sense or flows. That’s where a good critique group becomes very important to the finished product. They will tell you the truth. TRUTH, a 5 letter word that doesn’t begin to explain how brutal my critique group can be. A good critique group is brutal on the work but never on the individual. The ladies in my group help make my manuscripts better. Cut, rearrange, add, fragment, doesn’t make sense, this stopped me… I’ve seen all of these comments at one time or another. The critique is usually spot on! I wish for you a critique group like mine.
Lily’s Lagniappe: This is the last weekend before Mardi Gras. Parades will run non stop from morning to the wee hours of the night for the next five days. The crowds are large, the drinking is out of control, the costumes or lack of them is not family friendly, I’m not saying don’t go just be forewarned.