January 24, 2014
I have a novel as well as various shorter fiction projects in the works.
I have a general outline of the novel, The short stories are little more than concepts at the moment.
I have been a member of two writers' groups in the past. The Killaloe Writers' Group in County Clare, Ireland is large and gregarious, like a family dinner party. I loved it so much that I drove 2 hours each way to attend once a month. The Mon Valley Writers' Group in Western Pennsylvania is small and friendly and meets every other week. I found both groups to be inspiring and engaging in their own way.
Encouragement, patience and a good sense of humor.
I've been writing for years and have had a few things published. I am much more productive in a writers' group. I find that I lack the motivation/inspiration when I don't have a deadline.