Hey Leslie! I think we both are looking for the same thing. I too want to get serious about my book and publish it one day – but that will only come with the help of others, and by that i mean, if other people can read my work and critique it. I am open to read your work and give you my best feedback. I have a Bachelor degree in Education, and I love spending my free time reading books. I may not be a professional but reading as many as 10-15 books a month gave me a creative side. I hope we can help each other. I enjoy reading YA/romance/fantasy/fiction/modern world/dystopian type of books.
Let me know if this is something that interests you. Good luck and Take care xo