I'm having difficulty finding my place in the critique world, though I've been invited to many.
These are my concerns: I am a stay-at-home mother of 4 kidlets. I only have 4 half-day school time when I'm completely alone. I edit then. As soon as I tuck my kids into bed, I try to edit then until 11:30 pm. I've been working on Rockstar since January and am barely on chapter 10. Eeep! I've been doing my best and it's so slow going. Ugh.
Okay, here's my problem: Seeing that every spare moment I have to get my WIP edited, how can I squeeze in 10 pages per 5 people (in a crit group) a total of 50 pages on top of my own a week? every 2 weeks? a month? How?
I have no problem free-lance editing for friends. A chapter here. A book there. But if it's steady and involves a deadline, I am struggling!
How do you do it?
PS--today my son turns 11, yippee!