My critique group's writing retreat inspired a few of us to get together for writing days or writing afternoons. I met with Kay two weeks ago, and Ruth and Lori got together a couple times. This afternoon, I'll meet with Ruth. I hope to finish several chapters of my current nit-picky read-through of my WIP.
When I met with Kay, I was reminded of a term I hadn't thought of since my boys were little. Toddlers don't really play with other toddlers, but if a child will play near another child without friction, child development experts call this a developmental milestone. The word for it is parallel play.
Today, I'll escape the telephone, errands and the washing machine and meet with a like-minded friend. Her diligence will inspire me as we work side by side on different projects, in our version of parallel play.
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