Thursday, January 17, 2008

I'm hoping to get in a writers critique group

Right now I am feeling pretty miserable.  I have a bronchial, throat and sinus infection.  Yuck.  A three for one deal.  I haven't had bronchitis in years.  I really have been trying to fight this thing off for about a month now, and it has returned three times.  This time I was smart enough to go get antibiotics.  Now I was told I must rest for a week or so.  I am counting time at the computer as rest!  Well, I will get in bed soon, but have to be on here some of the time, LOL. 

I'm excited today.  I've not mentioned this before but I have been going to a local writers group for a couple of months.  The last meeting there was a panel of leaders from local writers critique groups.  I spoke with one of the leaders after the meeting and she invited me to submit a piece of my work to her.  I wrote something up for her yesterday and emailed it to her.  She emailed me back and said that she would read it to the group (The Christian Roundtable Group) today, and if they felt that they had room for another member, and felt that they should include me (and that I was a good fit), she would contact me.  I am waiting to hear back.  It is kind of daunting, as I have never been part of a critiquing process.  But at the same time, it is very exciting.  I can't wait for her email or call.

Gee, I already have three books I want to write!  Non-fiction of course.  Okay, so I am getting a little ahead of myself here.

Krissy :) 

38 comments:

  1. I am just now getting over Bronchitis! It is a horrible feeling!

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  2. Hope you hear from them soon, and hope they incude you in their group. It would be good for you, and I can tell you're excited about it. Hope you feel better soon. Being sick is the pits! big hugs,
    Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

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  3. Hope you feel much better soon. xxxx Good luck with the group

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  4. I say go for it, if you want to write books, don't wait for the group's ok...just do it.
    You've certainly got a lot of life experiences worth writing about.  'On Ya' - ma

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  5. Hope you feel better soon, and good luck on getting in that writers critique group.
    ~Tiffany S.

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  6. I hope you feel better soon. Also I hope that you be accepted into the group. Helen

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  7. ernhrtfanalwys31/17/2008 5:16 PM

    Oh gf, I do hope you feel better soon. Being sick...just sucks.  Keep us updated on your health and your potential membership with the writers critique group.

    Take Care,
    Antonette
    http://jottingsfromjersey.blogspot.com

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  8. Hey girl, sorry I haven't been by in a while. How exciiting about the writer's group. If you have 3 books to write, you better get busy!!!! I'm so pleased for you. I'm also SO sorry you hit the sickness trifecta. I awoke with 104 degree fevers 2 days last week and couldn't breathe. I happened to have a refill of an antibiotic so, afraid I was getting pneumonia I got that refilled quickly. I'm doing better, but it's turned into a constant runny nose. I'll take that over what I had any day. Hope you get to feeling better quickly. Love ya, Barb

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  9. cherry2sweet2eat1/17/2008 6:15 PM

    Hope you feel better. im hoping they have room for you hun.

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  10. Praying you soon feel well and are well!!  Best to you towards the writing thing.  -  Barbara

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  11. hugsdoodlewacky1/17/2008 6:21 PM

    (((((((((((KRISSY))))))))))))))))))Something is going around.I am sick also,I thought I was getting better,but I feel I am not.I been off of work since Monday.Congrats on wanting to write a book and I hope you get into the club.That is so neat.Always been a dream of mine to write a book.Have a nice night.

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  12. How does the group work and whose work do you critique?

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  13. ladymagnolia19631/17/2008 6:38 PM

    (((Krissy))) so sorry this gunk has hung onto you for a month now! I am praying for a quick recovery for you.

    How exciting about you going to a writers group these past few months Ü. And now your submitting a piece that's your own! I am sure they are going to love it Ü. Can't wait to see you post on it Ü.

    HUGS~Donna

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  14. Krissy take care dear, thanks for getting in touch on what I sent you, appreciate it.

    How wonderful that you have an opportunity to get into the "The Christian Roundtable Group, hope it all works out for you. You already have 3 books you want to write, can you get me into the group, I've a dozen non-fiction ones I can contribute too, lol. I'll be proud to say  I know "Krissy the famous writer"). Take care.  Hugs, Arlene (AJ)

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  15. nightmaremom1/17/2008 7:19 PM

    sending good luck and vibes your way.  Can't wait to be updated..
    get feeling better soon!
    hugs
    d

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  16. I hope you get into the group. Good luck and feel better.
    Pam

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  17. peytonswater1/17/2008 8:46 PM

    First off, I hope you get to feeling better!

    Secondly...Wow, how exciting of an oppurtunity for you!!!! Way to go, I will keep my fingers crossed!
    Hugs
    Ang

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  18. I will be praying for you in the writing.  I hope it all comes through for you.  I also hope that you feel better.  Its nice to know that I am not the only person that counts resting as sitting at the computer.  (giggle).  I am sure that the doctors would not call that resting though.  Hugs.  Tish G.

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  19. cacklinrosie1011/17/2008 9:31 PM

    WTG, Krissy!  I'd love to read what you've written.  Sounds like a buddy career perhaps???  Ugh to the bronchitis and all the other crud.  I seem to keep getting some type of infection even though I'm not smoking anymore.  Take those meds and make sure you get lots of rest.  Love you, Chris

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  20. randlprysock1/17/2008 10:23 PM

    I am just stopping by to say hi and see how you are doing and was so happy about the writing ambitions you mention here!!  I've been working on a book all through 2007 and am still typing it.  So happy for you.  Hope you feel better too!
    Lisa

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  21. that is so exciting, Krissy! I do hope you get into that group, in the meantime, you take care of yourself.  After a week,if you aren't feeling better, do go back to the doctor and remember to finish all your antibiotics

    betty

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  22. alwaysireneann1/18/2008 4:11 AM

    Krissy~Perhaps God is just telling you, you need to slow down!  Take care of yourself, My Friend.  You and John are in prayers always.  Hugs ~
    Irene
    http://journals.aol.com/alwaysireneann/meet-me-at-the-breakfast-table

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  23. Well, good luck as you wait for the call or e-mail.  But I'm thinking you'll be sleeping/resting when it arrives ... you know, following doctor's orders!

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  24. Feel better soon.  I've been sick, thought I was getting better (again) and boom!  This morning I feel like crap again.  Enjoy your weekend and good luck with the witers critique group.
    Missie

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  25. princesssaurora1/18/2008 9:57 AM

    Good luck...

    be well,
    Dawn
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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  26. Roll on Spring - maybe then we'll be able to shake off our infections, aches and pains. I was getting much better after bone infection, just to go down with a cold and conjuctivitus last weekend. Par for the course. Will give you a ring, when you are feeling a bit better, then we can laugh at our woes and put the world to rights lol.
    Good luck with the writers group. If they don't accept you, it's because you're too good at it and they don't want the competition.
    Keep laughing. Get better soon. Say hello to John.
    Lots of love
    Sylvia xx

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  27. Yay!  I am going to write a book with you =)!  You better get back in bed if you are reading this ;-) Feel better soon, honey.  Love you! xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  28. Wow writing sounds wonderful...it is something I would love to do myself...but I'm afraid my racing mind would interupt. I'm so sorry your not feeling well...that really does suck...I know how annoying it can be. But you get your rest and do as your told so you can get better. All my love....June:)

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  29. Krissy,

    Hope that you will soon be feeling better.   Finally after 3 weeks this dang cold is starting to subside.
    I also am hopeful to find some help in writing as it has been one of those things but way back on the burner and now maybe with not working 17 hours a day I will have some time.
    My desire is to write a screenplay from a book my hubby's aunt wrote years ago and also to do some writings about when Chas. was a police officer and also about finding my bio. family.

    Blessings,

    Lori

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  30. Get well soon, Krissy. Hope you can get on the critique group.

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  31. I hope you get to feeling better soon and good luck with the group

    hugs
    Sherry

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  32. helmswondermom1/19/2008 12:31 AM

    I hope you are feeling better by now.  I've had something like that lately too.  Congrats on having a piece of your worked look at.  Good luck with that!
    Lori

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  33. rdautumnsage1/19/2008 12:32 AM

    Although sick (sorry to hear that news) sounds like a bit of an adventurous spirit is at play. I hope you do make it in hon. Sounds like it's right up your alley. (Hugs) Indigo

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  34. lifesabench61/19/2008 9:07 AM

    Hi Krissy- I hope you feel better soon, but how cool for you to be involved in writing and now maybe critiquing!  That would be great.  God Bless!  Carolyn

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  35. kaydeejay54491/19/2008 10:47 AM

    How exciting!  I'll say a prayer for you about this.  I'm sure God has an exciting play for your life and it could be in the writing field.
    Hugs, Kathy

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  36. K~Great idea! I am thinking of finding one too! Hope you feel better real soon. God Bles you & John~xox Deb ;-)

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  37. I hope you get into the group.  They can work wonders for your writing and by doing critiques for other people, you discover a wealth of info about the craft.  If that doesn't work out, you could also join an online writing network or your could do both! :)

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  38. Be sure to take lots of Vitamin D....flu and colds are up in wintertime because we are not exposed to sunshine, which the primary source of Vitamin D!

    Get well soon! I love your blog!

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