Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Is It Me?

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?