Tuesday, April 27, 2010


We all know what that means, and we all hate it. Yes, that means someone, somewhere is keeping tabs on you. And as much as you might not like it, when it comes to writing it may be a necessary evil.

It is for me anyway.

The first of April I joined a group of writers in DARA to be more accountable for my writing. Since I had a request, I felt this was the best thing that could happen to me...and it has been, mostly.

I love the gals in my group. When I don’t do what I promise, they verbally kick my butt and tell me to get busy. When I whine, they tell me to keep on writing no matter what’s going on in life.

Needless to say, I would not be where I am, right now, today, without them peeking over my shoulder. While my critique partners keep my writing on the straight and narrow, my accountability buddies keep my fingers flying across the keyboard.

So, between my plotting group, which is an awesome bunch of five wonderful ladies with amazing brains that at times scare me, to my accountability group which keeps me typing away, on to my critique partners that amaze me every time we meet, I say thank you very much. I love you all, and I’d be so frozen with fear without you guys, I wouldn’t get a thing done.

So, it not only takes a village to raise a child, it takes a lot of creative people to write a book.

Write On!

Geri Foster

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