Monday, March 28, 2011

Ode to My Crit Gals

Oh, my lovely crit gals, you come from far and near,
To rip apart our precious books, of which we hold so dear.
Arkansas, California, and Canada are the places you call home,
And me in Missouri, too far for me to roam.

Every Saturday, the four of us meet on Skype,
Ready to talk YA books, Fantasy, our type.
Although our convos can lead to zombies and black rocks,
We always come back 'round, with grammar in our talks.

50 pages is what we crit, once every week,
Watch out for Lady M, her crits are not for the meek.
Miss Coco is the grammar Nazi, marking our pages with red,
While Ms J gushes, building up confidence in the head.

My crit gals make me stronger, more confident in my work,
Catching things I may not see, giving my brain a jerk.
We cheer each other on, wish the rewards come ten fold,
I hope we keep on doing this, even when we're wrinkled and old.

Love you gals!!


Melissa said...

You are the cutest person in EXISTENCE! Seriously. I love you to bits! I'll be on Skype (or whatever new fancy technology we have then) when we are wrinkly and old for sure! I love us! (And totally missed you guys this past saturday!)

I love Coco as the grammar nazi! And I totally snorted and choked on my own laugh at your line about me.

Also, I'd just like to point out that I live in a more specific place than Canada ;)

I love our group and you guys are more than I ever could've asked for!

Colene Murphy said...

AH!!! The smiling, it has not stopped yet! I love it! You're so freaking adorable!!! *snicker* This was awesome!

Love love love it!

Angela Felsted said...

Best. Post. Ever.

Jennie Bailey said...

I agree with Angela. Would that be gushing? ;-) This rocked! I love it!! Can't wait to see you girls tonight!

N. R. Williams said...

Matching up with good crit partners is so important. I recently started a new crit experience with two blogging buddies. We are just exchanging via email.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Michelle Merrill said...

Sounds like a great group!

Jennifer Hillier said...

Adorable! You need to set this to music. Maybe you all should sing it on Skype and record it... how cool would that be? ;)

Haha, Melissa... yes, Canada is a big country! (I'm from Toronto)

Sarah Allen said...

Haha, this is wonderful and hilarious :) Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Meredith said...

So cute! Love that you have such a close crit group--that makes such a difference!

erica and christy said...

So awesome. Your post and you and your crit partners. !!!! christy

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

What a homage to your friends. You must have fun together.

alexia said...

How cute and sweet! It sounds like you've got an awesome group of CPs!

Amanda Borenstadt said...

That's awesome!

I've got my online crit friends and my real life writing friend, but I've not done skype. That kind of meshes the two- you get to actually talk to your online friends. I might try that.

I just can't get over your poem to your friends. Sooo cute! :)

Ellie said...

Bless. What a fitting tribute to your crit friends!

erica and christy said...

Awww, you made me jealous (because of the good times)...congrats!