Sixth Sense

I think my critique partners have a sixth sense, every time I finish a round of either my own edits or critiques for another CP, one of them sends an email asking if I have time to read. We’re four months into the year and I’ve already had the pleasure of reading four fulls. Not too shabby.

There’s something to be said about finding critique partner’s who you bond with. Two years ago when the lovely Sophia pulled me into the writing community, I don’t think I ever dreamed I would form the relationships I have. I can literally┬áhear my CPs voices in my head when I read their comments. They make me laugh out loud while editing and slap my forehead for missing the things they pick up on.

Writing- it’s a crazy ride and I am eternally grateful I’m not on it alone.

Do your critique partners have sixth senses? Can you hear their voices when you edit?

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6 thoughts about "Sixth Sense"

  • Good question. My critique partners seem to like what I write better now, so that is probably a combination of listening to them and practice and experience. One thing I’m really noticing with my writing nowadays is that it is much more deliberate. I used to spew and then I tossed out 2/3 of it. I had trouble determining where my story should start. Now I can tell where I need to begin.

    Congrats to you for finding a group that’s open to reading your full manuscripts and whose opinion you respect. Sometimes it’s hard to find that.

  • I so could have written this post. I totally get it. I love my CPs. I’m nothing without them. Right now, we are all basically at the same stage, either querying for an agent/publisher or waiting for our books to be released, so none of us are ready to critique just yet, but soon, I’d imagine. And I can’t wait!

  • I don’t know if they have a sixth sense, but they sure recognize my mistakes, which is good. They’ve saved me from making some pretty embarrassing mistakes.

  • I have a couple of critique partners that really get me, get my writing, and aren’t afraid to tell me what I need to hear. I adore them for that.

  • Sophia Chang says:

    Awwwww tee. I love when you mention me.

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