Tried out a new writing group tonight (I am not abandoning my old monthly group, but rather adding a second one, one which meets every two weeks, because apparently I have too much time on my hands. Now shush). Great group (okay, I only met half of them, but I liked the half I met). And they're willing to crit my memoir for me (fresh meat! ha ha ha!), so I already love them. We also had great Thai / Japanese food (at Thai Urban Kitchen) with the crit, which I think may make for more cheerful critiquing. Hm. Something to ponder for the future.