For a while now, I've been a little disgruntled about our Tuesday night group. I liked it (back in the day, lol!) when we met between 5-7pm and actually TALKED writing, or passed around and discussed what we were working on, or helping with edits. But now it's evolved into simply a social hour. Some new members have joined in the last year, and the preferred meeting time has been 6-9. Seven of us are published now, and I'm thinking seriously about only showing up once a month now.
Which begs the question, is it me? Did I simply outgrow these people, now I have a regular publisher and editor, and don't need outside help anymore? Or is it simply the fact I don't care to hang around them anymore, that our personalities have simply grown apart?
I like getting out of the house once a week to write. But when talking overrules my writing, then I feel my time is wasted. But on the other hand, it's nice to get out and associate with adults once a week. Or, I can also do that at karaoke.
I need to write more. I didn't write a single word last week, other than my blog posts. And if I want to have a book out next year, I'd better get it written in the next four months. So maybe I simply need to return to the coffee shop, and forego the social hour and venue of the others?