Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cutting Back

Not everyone will be happy with me, but the first thing that has to go in my new sabbatical, or "it's only about me," is the Naked Writers critique group. I just don't have 30 hours a month to put in on it until I finish rewriting Max 1.

Four of us have been meeting every two weeks to critique long-form works. One is writing a memoir, the other three are working on novels. I've been getting help on Max 2, but that has to go on hold.

I have to get Max 1 right. And I don't really have any time to think about other things I want to work on. I hate to let my group down, so I hope they understand. After meeting for nearly six months, I've probably offered enough suggestions for the individual writers to fly without me.

I already miss the critiques. I'll be taking the first 20 new pages to the Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop in ten days. I'll see if I'm on the right track then.

Phooey. Too much to do, too little of me to go around.


  1. It's always hard to realize you have to cut back on the things you enjoy doing or need to do. I'm sure they'll understand. It's important to get Max 1 fixed and should be a top priority. :)

  2. I hope I can return to Naked Writers in the fall. I just know there aren't enough hours in the day to do all I have to do. See you tonight.