It's C day! C is one of my favorite letters -- Two of my kids' names start with C. But that's not what I'm talking about today :)
So. Since I'm not talking about my children, I'll talk about something else dear to my heart -- critique groups! I tried to write Feudlings without one. It didn't go well. There are things that I just don't see in my own writing, even if I can see them everywhere else (stupid things, like to and too. I KNOW these things, but when I'm writing, not so much. And when I'm editing my own writing? Even less). Having outside eyes who are in a similar boat as you is sooo helpful when you're writing.
My critique group have become so much more to me than that. They're all very good friends and an awesome support group as well. I'd be lost without them!