I've done gone and joined the SCBWI. It's my first 'official' writing group I've joined, rather than started.
There seem to be lots of benefits, and most all the authors and illustrators I really respect are members. So I think I'm in good company. The only other group I want to join is the Western Writer's Guild. Then I'm good on groups, really.
There's also a rumour that there are events in Germany. I suppose that remains to be seen, but I'd love to help get something going here. I know myself and Kerri would both love to branch out and meet other children's writers here in DE. Currently, not a lot of luck.
There's nothing worse than feeling so cut off from the entire writing and illustrating group of people we belong to (one of the only minuses of living here, tbh).
There's a lot of there's in this post. There There There...once you stare at that word, doesn't it start to look like it's not been spelled correctly?