I've had two longtime CPs that I wouldn't take anything for--two cherished friends I trust with every word, every comma and everything in between. If either of them decides not to be my CP any longer, that will be the end of writing as I know it. Hear me, Kristi? Kim?
I also have two or three one-on-one CPs who I exchange chapters or sometimes only just bounce ideas off of. For one reason or another, these women don't want to be in groups, and we work well as we are.
And then there are the groups. One huge group, the RWCCritique group, run by Charlotte Dillon. When I want to get some quick, and generally impersonal feedback, I post a chapter or two there. I've found most of my CPs there, so thanks, Charlotte. I was just thinking about it, and almost every successful pairing of CPs I've had has come from that list, starting with Kristi, when dirt was still young!
I can't forget Morgan's Crits. Those gals are fierce, getting sales like crazy!
But the two I rely on the most are two groups of CPs. Can't even call them that--
they're my friends. None of us have ever met, we're scattered all over the world, but my day just isn't complete without a chat, comment or full-blown crit from one or all of them.
Without these talented ladies, my writing wouldn't be half as good. They have all brought something special to the table, and I dearly love every single one of them.
When one had to leave yesterday, I was heartbroken. I felt like crying, sulking, begging. Ok, I did all of that
Miss ya, Tereasa!