A couple of months back, I joined a small group of talented writers at http://community.writersdigest.com/group/youngadultcrossover I had some great experiences with the larger forums out there, but I was looking for something different. I needed a place where we all wrote the same genre, struggled with the same questions about the ever-changing trends in the YA market, and new each others names.
Last week this community of writers became a 100 members strong! We’ve gone from posting a comment here and there, to critiquing each others work and organized chats. I have found some of my most trusted beta readers here, have had the opportunity to comment on some truly astounding writing, and have been on both the giving and receiving end of some well-needed encouragement.
Without this amazing community of YA writers, I would’ve given up my dream of becoming a published author long ago. Thanks guys and Happy Hundred!