About four months ago I started a writing group. We meet once a week to criticize the last week’s text. The group had two members to begin with. We’re both currently writing a novel, both writing in the fantastic genre (fantasy/scifi) and both hoping to get published. A match made in heaven :). A third and fourth member is joining shortly.
Starting a writing group was the best thing I’ve done for a long time. Earlier I held long unnessecary breaks from writing (“I’ll do it tomorrow”-breaks) but a once-a-week writing meeting prevents this from happening – I’ve almost written more the last four months than I have for the 19 years that preceeds them :)