I’m writing a young adult fantasy novel. It’s a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, that was born out of a conversation about fairy tale retellings and empowered female characters. It’s a first-person dual-POV story, switching between the sleeping princess and her knight girlfriend. The knight is struggling to get used to a new-ish prosthetic arm and cross the kingdom from her hospital, while the princess is trying to find a way out of the loop of nightmares she’s trapped in.
I have about 20,000 words, which is nowhere near done, but I feel like I could use some reaction to it. I’d like someone who could read for character work. I’ve only done critiquing with friends before so I admit that I need someone who won’t be too harsh on me, though I’m not looking for empty praise, just a little gentleness and politeness. If you are interested in swapping a couple of chapters let me know here or through PM.