Critique partners. Almost every writer has one.
Which is why we’re gonna celebrate. And give away prizes!
Critique partners…they’re what help turn our rough drafts into polished versions. Our boring plot threads into a page turner. A cardboard character into one a reader can totally relate to.
They’re what turn phrases like this:
“He circled like a dog before sitting.”
GENIUS. Yes, my critique partners have their work cut out for them. And right now they’re totally rolling because they remember that sentence in my upcoming book.
So please erase the last ten seconds from your memory. 😀 *blushing*
I just can’t say it enough! Critique partners are the best! A good critique partner can bring so much joy to what is often a very solitary writing life. A friend who completely GETS YOU. Writer’s aren’t exactly normal people. I mean, who else can understand you when you say that you need to fix the POV in your NaNoWriMo WIP to get it ready for ACFW? My point exactly!! They’re our support, our confidants, our partners in crime. They’re only a phone call or email away and who we turn to when the going gets tough.
A good critique partner will stay up late to help you get that proposal polished before a deadline or look you in the eye with the bitter truth that chapter twenty-nine has gotta go. A critique partner will also do the happy dance–and possibly burst into tears of joy–when you tell them you’ve landed that agent or publishing contract, and are the first people you show your cover too…and they text back with words like SQUEEEEEEEE. You guys seriously rock!
So in honor of all the laughter, hard work and red ink, I thought it would be fun to share the critique partner love today. Yep, leave a comment about your crit-peeps and let us know what you love about them, share a funny memory or just give them a shoutout for all their awesomeness. I’ll put all the names into a hat and pick a winner on Friday. The lucky critique partner will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card and a pack of red pens. 😀
*A winner will be randomly drawn from the comments and chosen on Friday @ noon. The winner will be announced here in the comments section. I will contact the commenter via email so I can send the winning critique partner’s prize.