What a talented group of individuals I've discovered in Celebration! It is unusual to find so many driven writers in such a small group, but that's what we have here. They go to conferences and conventions, submit their work to agents and editors, and several are receiving requests for partials and fulls. I feel like I've found the right place. They don't pull punches either, when it comes to critiques, but these are helpful critiques, constructive not destructive.
Now, this is not in any way meant to say that the Kissimmee group was any less helpful. That would not be true. However, they seemed to have a different focus, more on community outreach, reading and writing awareness in schools, and contests for our kids. They were very supportive of everyone's writing, but their meetings were in Kissimmee, which is not far, but farther than the one right here in town. Going to their meetings meant getting babysitting because the hubby would drive and attend also.
I don't drive well at night. But driving into town is no big deal for me, so I can go alone, and babysitting is not necessary. So, I think I've found a group that I can attend regularly, and really get to know the wonderful members I've met so far.