Specifically, someone who:
- Is interested in reading contemporary realistic YA.
- Has a finished or near-finished manuscript they want read (doesn’t have to be polished – for example, I have a complete story arc but parts are rough).
- Is willing to swap one to two chapters every week or two with feedback.
- Is a serious writer, writing for eventual publication.
I'm looking for someone to challenge me. And I hope to find a long-term relationship.
I'm not looking for a cheerleader. What I mean is: I don't need someone who will tell me they like my writing without telling me what needs work. I want someone who will give useful, honest feedback and I promise to do the same.
A little about me: I am a member of SCBWI and Verla Kay's Blueboard. I am a children's librarian, and an avid YA reader (contemporary and dystopian are my favorites).
If you are interested, we could swap a chapter or two to see if the match will work. Email me at michellejulian.writer at yahoo dot com