... a writing group. Or a critique group. Something to keep me focused.
When I was editing/beta reading all the time, my motivation was endless. I used to write night after night for anywhere between a half hour and 10-12 hours a day. Now I can't find the motivation.
I've had little critique groups going, but they're completely dissolved. It seems like every grouping I come into is usually the tail end of it, right before one or more people have to give up (the best group I ever had *I* was the one who had to quit it.).
How do you find a group? Or a grouping of bloggers? Even one of my favorite blog groupings, the old Critique This WIP fell to the wayside. I love collaborative blogs, but even they seem to fall apart eventually. I've love to take part in one, but they don't just form overnight.
I guess I'm looking for some connection, someway to keep focused. Writing seems to be a lot like working out, it's fun to do, but easier to push yourself when someone's standing next to you adding up the weight on the bar. Or monitoring your word count. Or whatever.
How do you all do it? Where do you find that motivation to type the first line without deleted it and turning on Dexter season 4?