I think you've done a great job taking over the writing group, Jesse. I like that there are separate feedback and portfolio threads. I like the freewrite thread, especially. The whole setup of the group feels like a bigger, brighter home. Thank you.
Also, the brainstorming assignment was something I found especially fun.
The thing that I am having trouble with, though, is being inspired. My boys are seven and nine, and though it is fun to look back and explore the time of pregnancy and birth, I am not particularly moved to write about it just now. (Is there something wrong with me??) But I am moved to write, about motherhood, marriage, and other things--myself, people I know, etc... Lately, I have been pushing my boundaries beyond the little space I carved out for myself when my children were tiny, and am finding myself in the big world again and so I'm having trouble taking this mental step backward.
So, while I appreciate that the focus of the group is on bringing our children into the world and am enjoying what a beautiful job other mamas are doing writing about it, I am wondering what I should do with myself?
Would you recommend really pushing myself to write about it anyway? I could and maybe I should. Do you plan on having more varied assignments in the future? Or a place for random writings, kind of like the freewrite thread but not necessarily starting from one of the original prompts?