Smackdowners, I spend a few hours every Wednesday with my trusty critique group, the Diviners (pictured below).
I have been greedy with them lately, making them listen to chapter after chapter of my second novel draft. I'm sure they must be sick of it by now, and yet they continue to give me compelling and wise feedback. Yesterday I even hit the jackpot when there was only one other reader (the extraordinarily talented Molly Blaisdell), and I got to read TWO chapters. Score!
We're nearing the climactic sequence of events, when I'm quite sure one or more of them will want to kill me for turning the story on its head...but hopefully they won't because they're just dying to know what happens (wishful thinking?).
Are you in a critique group, or do you fly solo? How do you integrate your critique group's feedback into your WIP? What kind of feedback gets you on fire to revise?
(Photo: four of the Diviners tribe at the SCBWI WWA conference - confession: I stole this photo from Justina!)
Don't forget, Smackdowners, you can check in any time here, at Jolie's blog, or the Facebook event page if you need a licorice lash, encouragement, or a little revision gossip. Get cracking!