@jessicafriday: I’m looking for very similar things in a crit partner(s). I write what sounds to be similar types of stories (ya fantasy/adventure/mystery, though liter on the mystery at this point). If you’re interested in trading first chapters, I’d be up for it. I’m almost finished with my current draft and am looking for help with pacing/consistency/characterization and other big things like that.
And Dawn and fabienne, That goes for either of you too. I’m still new to official critique partners but I have experience editing thanks to my job and editing papers for friends all through college (still do sometimes).