I miss my class. If I had deadlines and the like, my revised query letter and memoir would be done!
Why is it I need the discipline of a deadline, a real deadline? It may be my journalistic past or human nature, but I really need some sense of accountability and immiment threat to move along some of the things I'd like to do as opposed to have to do.
Having a deadline moves things up from a "B" to an "A" priority for me.
I once tried to form a food writing group where we could meet and discuss and review each others' work and have deadlines. Unfortunately it became more of a food appreciation group with brunches and farmers' market fieldtrips.
The wonderful Dianne Jacob of food writing class and book fame (see links) is looking into a formal food writing group here in the Bay area. Interested? Drop me an email through my profile or leave a comment here.