June 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm #3386
Hello. I’m looking for a few critique partners for my chick lit novel. I’ve done two rounds of edits and I’m trying to make sure I haven’t missed anything.
Here’s a brief synopsis: Jerzee Beliles is living in New York City, the place of her dreams. But she is miserable in her current life. Haunted by decisions of the past and her inability to forgive herself, she receives a text reminding her of things she longs to forget. With the text message comes a case of insomnia that she just can’t seem to shake. Refusing to take anything to help, she’s still unable to sleep, her work is suffering and things finally come to a head after an argument with her best friend. Reluctantly, she gives in and takes some sleeping pills. When she wakes her life is transformed into what she has always wanted and desired. Reliving every significant memory through flashbacks, she finally comes to terms with her choices. But like all dreams eventually she must wake. And when she does she’s confronted with the reality that things cannot go back to the way they were before.
If interested and you have the time, feel free to reply to this post or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m also willing to return the favor with any help critiquing I can give.
RebekahJune 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm #5824
I just joined LWC. I like the sound of your book and have read your profile (despite feeling like a bit of a stalker). I am currently in the process of publishing my first novel – a 100 presales contract – and am looking for a critique partner who will be open and honest, without being cruel.
Here is a brief synopsis of the novel: As a cash-in-transit security guard, Ethan knows the danger he faces on a daily basis. When a heist goes bad, he jeopardizes his life to save a beautiful woman. With a forced leave of absence from his job and months of healing ahead of him, they strike up an easy friendship… which soon develops into something deeper. But when Ethan’s recovery is complete and he returns to a risky job, Amelia finds it all too much to bear.
With past, present and future colliding, will Ethan choose Amelia or sacrifice his happiness in order to atone for past sins?
I’m also busy with another novel which is ‘nearly’ finished. I have never done any critiquing, so I’m not sure how much I will be able to help. That said, I will give as much as I can.
Let me know if you are interested in swopping a few chapters and we can go from there.
JesJuly 2, 2012 at 8:17 pm #5825
Sorry it’s taken me a few days to get back to you. I’ve been out of town and just got a chance to check the site. I’m definitely interested in exchanging chapters. I like the sound of your book. Is this from your male characters perspective?? It doesn’t matter, I’m just curious, ha :). Let me know when you’d like to start, if still interested. I can start whenever is good for you.
RebekahJuly 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm #5826
No problem. Sorry, it now took me a few days to reply to you as well.
I am so, so sorry but I have since found a critique partner and, since I am still such a newbie at critiquing, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew right now. I really feel terrible and I hope you understand!
Good luck though – your book really does sound very interesting!
JesJuly 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm #5827
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