Greetings fellow writers! By posting this message, you can determine that the posting problem has, indeed, been solved. I'm excited about the prospects of this new tool and look forward to working with my Team 1 team members to improve our collective writing skills.
I'm wondering how we will structure our critiquing sessions. For example, one of my local groups limits to 5 pages the amount any one writer can submit. There is no limit to the number of writers who can participate, but history has shown that to be around 5 or 6 at most. We limit to 5 minutes the amount of time for oral critiquing, with each member of the group having received the manuscript in advance. Such limitations could result in taking more than a year for a chapter book to be fully critiqued.
I have such a book waiting to be critiqued. It is about 15 chapters long and maybe 17K words long. To submit the entire manuscript would be imposing a significant time requirement on all other participating members. The obvious advantage for ME, however, would be that I would be able to submit the manuscript to a publisher sooner rather than later.
Taking that same manuscript, perhaps it would be more reasonable to submit it in smaller pieces, ie, 1/2 or 1/3 at a time.
If you folks also have lengthy manuscripts, some even longer than mine, what would be your thoughts on submission limitations?
Also, what do we do is the manuscript is for a much shorter piece, such as a picture book?
We also will have to decide who goes first, how many can submit in any one month, what time frame is given to get the critique written and posted, and a whole host of other questions. I'm just throwing this out to get the conversation started.