OK, I made it up. It's true in my world, though.
I've been with my group just under a year. The three of them are part cheerleaders, part drill Sargents, part wordsmiths, part editors. There's probably more parts, too.
If you don't have critique partners, beta readers, writing colleagues or whatever you choose to call the people who read your work first -- Go. Get. Some. And, you can't have mine.
Here's to you Laura, Natasha, and Jen. Happy Hug Your Critique Partners Day! I love you guys!