Thursday, July 27, 2006
Crit Partner vs Blogging Buddy
Interaction in my CP group is private - there are four of us, we have our own yahoo loop and we email and msn daily (or however often we catch each other). We don't live near each other, Christina's in Australia, Amanda and Pat (who really needs to get a blog so I can link to her) are both in different parts of the UK, but it doesn't matter. We don't just talk about writing. In fact much more of our conversation is about us. Writing figures when we're brainstorming, critting, submitting and waiting, but that probably only takes up about 40% of our time online.
Blogging, on the other hand is public. I'm not going to spill anything personal on a blog in the same way as I would with my CPs - who quite frankly deserve to listen to my moans and groans. I mean, they call them selves buddies, but one of them, on the day I started my 3 pages a day before internet regime tried to make me cheat, and another of them wanted me to up my page limit to 5 pages - which I knew would set me on the road to failure...... sorry I digress....
Anyway, what do you reckon?
I would never try to do the whole critique partner thing via a blog either. I just meant I didn't yet have those people in cyberspace to do shout-out's and cross-posting with me.
But I'm working on it.
No worries about the 'kidlets' finding me out - I reckon they'd rather read textbooks than mum's stuff! Though they are threatening to read my book when it's actually pubbed (rather than on my pc).
Yet, dd couldn't read Amanda's draft quick enough (how fair is that???)
I've never put anything on my webpage either - apart from a blurb. Some publishers aren't keen on extracts, are they?