I am lucky enough to have a few friends willing enough to read my writing when ever i want or need some one to, even when i don't!
But i don't have the time to belong to a formal group.
I understand the benefits of having your work critiqued and learning from another viewpoint and then learning what others do with their work too.
With two young children, i find i'm struggling enough as it is just to get my own writing time in to find the time to read other's writing. I've been meaning to read my friend's awesome first novel, (check out her blog!) and feel bad that i haven't done so in a timely manner considering she's given me such great feedback on Secrets.
How do you find the time and do you get great benefit from CP's? How do you chose yours?