Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Critique Partners

First of all a quick update on Frisky/Fatty Bolger. Kelly and the kids went to visit him yesterday and they said that he looked very sad with a kitty catheter running up one leg and a kitty IV running down the other ... but he was okay and he responded to their presence, which I think is a good sign. I couldn't go with because I have this stupid thing called a day job.

Anyway I think he is going to be all right.

As far as my actual post it will have to be short today but I just want to say that I am loving my critique group right now. Their feedback is astute and they have the courage to be honest with me, which is difficult but of course crucial to the process. I only hope that my feedback is helping them as much as theirs is helping me.

That is all.

26 comments:

Ted Cross said...

Yes, your feedback is good. Perhaps more than any one person's feedback, it is helpful to see what several people think.

Christina Lee said...

Good news on both fronts! I SO appreciate my critique group's feedback!

Mesmerix said...

I have been struggling finding critique partners. I have beta readers among my friends, but no fellow writers to share and share alike with.

Did you find yours online? Was it a local writers' group?

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

So glad about the improvement cat wise.
I'm the same with crits. I always find the help they give me awesomr, then worry mine is lacking.

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Glad to hear Kitty Kat is doing better ...

salarsenッ said...

Good for you, Matt. Glad to hear things are going better.

Kristi Helvig said...

Glad kitty is doing better.

I love my critique groups so much--I don't know what I'd do without them!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Enjoyed hearing the good news on the kitty front...will keep wishing good thoughts your way.

And I'm glad you found a critique group that works for you :)

JustineDell said...

Stupid day jobs. They should be banned from existence! ;-)

Yay! for the kitty! Yay! for you critque group! YAY! All around!!

~JD

Christine Danek said...

Feedback is great. I'm glad you have found someone (or more than one person) to help.
I love my critique partners --they have helped me so much.
Glad to hear the kitty status.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Yay for critique groups!

Tahereh said...

so happy to hear that the kitty is doing okay :D

and yay for your crit group! you're lucky to have such good partners!

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Glad kitty is okay :) I love love love my CP's they are fab and helpful to the nth degree. When I first joined them I was terrified I wasn't going to be able to critique as well and my feedback would be horrid. Well four months later and I become a staff member and provide a beta service for those who need fresh eyes. Good CP's are priceless, glad you found a great group :)

Tracy said...

Best wishes to your kitty!

I'm glad you have a critique group you really like. From what I hear having a great one can be a huge help ... the converse is also true. Awesome that you got into a good one!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Glad kitty is going to be okay. I'll say a small hairball prayer for him. That rocks that critique group is going well. Hang in there. *picture kitty clinging to tree branch*

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Glad the kitty is going to be okay. As a person with six (3 outdoor, 3 indoor) cats--and yes, I know how crazy that sounds--I hate hearing about sick kitties. It is le sad. :(

And I'm glad you're loving your critique group. Good CPs are hard to find, so when you have them it's like gold!

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Ah, sounds like Fatty's doing much better. And congrats on finding a solid critique group!

Falen said...

yay! Good to hear about the crit group AND Fatty!

MBW aka Olleymae said...

Keep getting better kitty!!!

Also, awesome for you and your critique group! Writing/revision goes so much easier when you have some feedback and direction!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Matthew - you've an award today.

Vicki Rocho said...

Glad there's good news on kitty! Although it stings at first, I'm always exceedingly grateful for honest feedback. If you've found a group that will give that to you, stick with them!

Kris said...

Connecting with the right CPs is awesome. Congrats!

Jemi Fraser said...

Glad the cat is getting better - hope it keeps moving in that direction.

I'm lucky with my crit buddies too - they're awesome!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Hope you kitty gets well soon. I've been there. (I'd send you hugs, but hubby might get the wrong idea.)

You definitely got to love great feedback . . . and great critters. My beta readers are technically more like crit partners. :)

Old Kitty said...

Oh I have everything crossed that Frisky will be ok. He sounds very very sick with all these tubes running in and out of him. I hope hope hope that he pulls through!!

And it's great that your critique group is helping you with your writing. It's so important to feel comfortable and safe to be able to take and give feedback. I wish you all the very best with this!

Take care
x

Raquel Byrnes said...

Its hard letting other people read our stuff and offer their opinions...great job on opening up. I've learned so much about my writing and my tolerance for criticism through my own group.