I have noticed that my own writing time has dropped at times because I have a critique to get done and need to decide between writing that extra fifteen minutes or using that time to write out a critique, which can take longer, but both are important. I haven't quite got the balance I had in the past with writing and critiquing, because with a new son that I didn't have during my last big critiquing period time is cutting short. I can't believe it has been over a year since I had a very active critique group going.
What are some of your tips for working with a critique group? How do you manage that balance? I would love for anything to help.