I got to meet one of my online crit partners, the lovely Lindsey Carmichael, in person today. This was a huge treat for me - I knew from our exchanges that Lindsey is a talented, articulate, brilliant person, and I know that she is going to find some major success some day soon. And our meeting just confirmed all of that. It was great to meet you, Lindsey!
It got me thinking: as awesome as it is to have the internet to help writers from all over the world reach out and find one another, it's so much better when you can meet in person once in a while to chat. You can cover so much more ground in a one-hour conversation than you can in an email. And you can give each other a hug.
So, that's what I'm thinking about today. How I can make more opportunities to meet with other writers in person. Because it's important. And I like hugs.
And go check out Lindsey at her blog, Ten Stories Up. You won't regret it. 'Cause she rocks.
How about you? Do you have a local group you can turn to? Do you wish you did, or are you happy hanging out on your own?