One thing I learned by running a writing group?
Thing one: If you were to look at my CV, you would notice that I have a ton of conference papers, but very few published articles. Conclusion: I am spending too much time writing conference papers, and not doing anything with them.
Thing two: I have to file for promotion in a year.
Thing three: I need accountability. But I have time to either run a writing group, or to write, but not both.
So here's the deal:
1. I've dug out my copy of "Writing your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks," and I'm going to follow it here, every Friday, starting a week from tomorrow. Gonna stick to the book like glue.
2. If you want to do the same thing on Fridays (either here or elsewhere), you're welcome to do it. I'm not going to be leading discussions or responding to every check-in or tracking and posting everyone's progress, because that's what made it hard for me to keep up with both the group and my own writing. But if you just want a bit of structure and accountability, Stop by again this Friday, when I lay out the week 1 project, and next Friday, when I check in and lay out week 2, etc.
Just an idea.
UPDATE: Dame Eleanor is a saint, and she is running a group over at her place. So let's meet over there instead of here, yes?