Congratulations, Tanya! That is wonderful news!!! Jack is a poet as well, and just recently submitted a few of his poems to a poetry contest.
Group 1 is technically the group that critiques no more than 10-12 pages per month ( the equivalency or more of a VERY long picture book). Group 2 is geared more toward multiple works. I had to make group assignments based on a number of factors, but of course, I want everyone to feel happy where placed. If anyone would like to move at a faster pace and cover more ground, transferring to the other group is an option. Having said that, Marvin has a book that he wants to send out to publishers soon (15 chapters, approx. 17,000 words). My feeling is that Group 1 could tackle a book of this length one chapter per month (with others having their chance in-between as well), but this approach would take more time.
I know that you had kindly offered to read as much as you could handle, but I don't want to speak for you. For our part, since Jack and I are also responsible for Guild critiques, we just can't commit to more than 10-12 pages per month. This should not stop others in our group from doing more, if they so desire. I would encourage members to read/critique as much as they wish. However, this group was formed from feedback that indicated to me that many of our existing members do not have the time for many critiques or very lengthy ones.
I hope that everyone will soon share their thoughts on these matters.