Oh, how I have been craving the company of writers!
On the Interwebs, I am constantly surrounded by amazing and talented writers. But sometimes, I want to leave my laptop at home and drink coffee and talk novel structure. I want to pay too much for a scone and discuss the proper use of passive voice. I want to hear excitement in other writers’ voices as they talk passionately about whatever they’re working on. I want to make jokes that only other writers understand, to argue about books, to stay too late talking because I just can’t bring myself to leave.
So if any of the West Valley Fiction Writers are reading this, I enjoyed meeting you. I hope we can form a great group that’s good for each of us in whatever way we want it to be.
And for the rest of you, my wonderful Web 2.0 friends — do you belong to a local writing group for inspiration, critique, or plain ol’ camaraderie? Or is the Web and an occasional convention good enough for you?