Sep 4, 2011

Dream Crit Partner Apology

So, I think I need to followup my dream crit partners post with an apology because the comments made me worried that I offended some of you.

I only meant for the exercise to be a lighthearted one that caused us to think about how we view successful authors. When I read an excellent book, I frequently imagine the author reading my work and receiving their two cents. Plus, I want that author to be my friend...I fall strongly on the extrovert side of the spectrum, so magnetic personalities (or writing voices in this case) draw me in fast and hard.

In truth, I am very satisfied with my crit partners, some of whom commented. I have received critiques that blew my mind with the breadth and depth to which they went. In fact, my crit partners frequently demonstrate the highest levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. Their invaluable input has not only improved my writing, but it has improved my critiques and my blog posts.

I may not have the blog following that I once had, but I feel more firmly planted on my platform than I ever have. I promise to never talk about dream crit partners again. I plan to wholly focus on my writing this fall and come back after the new year with some finished projects that I can share with you all here at my author platform.

Onward and upwards, my friends. 


  1. Hey, it was a fun post -- I'm sure no one was really offended. :)

  2. I went back and read the post (I don't know how I missed it the first time) and I didn't see anything even remotely offensive about it.

    Just my 2 cents.

  3. I don't know which ones your partners were, but I enjoyed the post. It even gave me a couple names that I didn't recognize, so I plan on looking them up. I have a pretty tough critique style and would love the same, so dream author=dream partner in my book!

  4. I'm just back from being unplugged this past week, so I went back and read that post. I don't think there's anything wrong with that post and don't think anyone would take it the wrong way. I think we'd all love to have those awesome authors for critique partners!

  5. I didn't think there was anything wrong when I read it either.

  6. All - Thank you for you comments! I feel better about it then. I suppose I was in a sensitive state this weekend.

  7. J--I really loved that post. But I also love that you care about everyone enough here to check in with how people felt about it. Can you stop posting everyday SO I CAN KEEP UP? I'm trying to spend my time writing, damn it. LOL.