I have been writing now, steadily, for about three and a half years. I have been a member at KiwiWriters for about three years. In that time, there has been writers group in my area, other than Romance Writers, and I AM NOT a romance writer. So I have tried to set up a rural group, where we chat via internet… but that wasn’t a happening thing either.
I have developed some really good friendships through KiwiWriters, and they are my writing group, as far as I am concerned.
But recently, there have been two people pop up on KiwiWriters who are in my area and want to meet up. My opportunity had finally arrived.
On Friday, we had our first meeting, and it was truly amazing. All three of us are from different backgrounds, but we have one thing in common. We write. We write because we need to, because we want to, and because we have a story to tell. It was wonderful to meet two other women who understood me, who have the same problems as I do and who can help me to overcome obstacles that I might have in my writing.
I certainly won’t be abandoning my writing friends who still give me invaluable advice and help (thanks Cassie!) but it is nice to sit down, have a coffee and a chat about why my latest storyline isn’t working, or having new ideas on how to close a story brought up, discussed and decided.
Yes, we are still new, but I have a feeling that we aren’t going to get antsy with each other, or steal each other’s ideas. We all write differently, we like historical, fantasy and romance. So we are still getting to know each other, but I think we are going to be together for a long time yet!