I've been getting good feedback from the ongoing Critique Partner Dating Service. Yay! Just a reminder that, as you hook up and get to know other writers, you're not under any obligation to continue the relationship if one or both of you don't feel the "click".
I know you know that. I'm just mother-henning you. Clicks are important, yes?
So talk to me about the clicks in your writerly life. What makes a critique partner "click" for you? What makes a story "click" for you (that you're reading or writing)? And if you are agented, what was the "click" that made you say, "YES! YES!"?
Each of my critique partner relationships grew naturally from a friendship. For me, this has worked beautifully. We "clicked" as friends and then we "clicked" as critique partners. At least, that's the way it is with the CPs I'm still connected to, still read for. Sometimes there isn't a click once you actually read for each other--and that's okay.
As for the Josh Click? It was something about the way he talked about my story. The way he mentioned my characters' names as though they were real. (Well, they are real. I mean...you know what I mean.) The way his enthusiasm OOZED through emails and the phone. His realness. His Yankee-ness (I can't help it. I'm a Northern girl forever.). His vision. And his laughter.
I adore him. And I'll shut up about that now.
Anyway. That's what "click" means for me. What does it mean for you?
Share your clicks!