We had the second meeting of our writer's group last night. We swapped pieces then chatted for a bit. We talked about what we wanted the others to look at in our critiques. We talked about what we were reading. We talked about writing rules and how our writing went since the last meeting. It was a lot of fun.
But I am nervous now. They have two pieces of mine. One is a short that I think is pretty close to being ready for submission. I am hoping I can take their critiques, polish it up, then start sending it out. The second piece is the beginning of a work in progress. I decided against the monster story since I didn't have a chance to go back through it.
I've had some people critique some flash fiction online, but never had a face to face critique with anyone before. I am hoping they like my stories. I feel like I can work on the writing, but it's the story that I worry about. I want the story to be interesting and hold their interest. It's one of the things I asked them to look for while they were reading.
We'll see how it goes. I'll let you know what I hear in two weeks.