Well, I had critique group last night, so you know what that means. I rolled into bed at 1 a.m. because we didn't end until after midnight. But I have to say it was totally worth it. We laughed so hard, ate yummy frozen yogurt, and then we got down to business. And, even though it was tempting to just go over our comments and reviews for time's sake, we went ahead and read the chapters out loud. Honestly, I think that is the best way to critique because we find more errors in grammar and syntax by reading aloud than any other way. And plus, it's sort of fun to hear our interpretation of accents and teenage sarcasm. What do you think about reading your manuscripts aloud? I'd never really done it consistently until I got into this critique group and I have to say I'm sold on it.
I think another reason I love this critique group (besides the company) is that I feel so motivated to write the next day (or later in the same day as the case may be). So I'm writing up a storm today and it feels good.
I finished some major revisions last week and I'm feeling really good about where this manuscript is. My word count was just under 2000, but considering I was revising and not really writing, I'm pretty proud of that.
How did you do this week?