Sunday, June 5, 2011

Non Fiction Writer's Group

Oh God.

Literally - soooo... remember that writing seminar I went to? Maybe a little over a month ago, or so? I wrote about it HERE.

Well, I am not sure if I told you guys, but the organizer of this seminar was looking to start a group for nonfiction writers. I suppose that is the category I fall into. I mean, I do write about my life, the daily nuiances, just life in general. When I do get published, it's in local magazines and is about cardiovascular disease.... soooo.. non fiction it is.

BUT - we are supposed to bring some of our work to share with the group.

Cringe.

To be critiqued.

Double cringe.

I want to meet with other writers, but I have NO desire to have someone else judge my silly ramblings. I mean, I don't put a lot of thought into my blog posts. I literally wake up and something just comes to me, and next I find myself telling you all about it.

It's like a written telephone call to a few friends.

It is also a way to document my journey. Maybe I connect with you, maybe you connect with me. Maybe you leave a little support - or help guide me - or reflect the truth.

Oh I don't know... but this... this meeting, is making me anxious.

I LOVE to write. But I don't like to talk about it. I HATE when my mom calls and says, "So I read that.... "

I know it seems weird, but I am actually private. That is face-to-face. I don't care if you read about what's going on with me - but don't speak about it to me. That is, unless I broach the subject with you.

Does that make ANY sense?

Sooo.. if I am supposed to share something I have written, which posts are appropriate? EEk. It's all SOOOO personal. Am I to read it aloud to these women and men? I think I would rather sky dive.

*sigh*

2 comments:

Peggy K said...

Oh, I know what you mean!! But, Nicole, you are joining this group to get some constructive criticism on writing, no?? Just take your ego out of whatever you present to the group. Try some of your book review posts. Or your 10/9/2010 post. Or 5/23/11 post. All good, not super personal. Just my humble opinion!!

Miel Abeille said...

Peer review is amazing, and I bet you will love it. The criticism is constructive! I learn more from critiquing other people's work than from the critics of my own work. Trust me - go for it & you won't regret it!

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