I've got 4 victims! ;) I'm going to close this down for now. It's a project I plan to keep hammering away at, so if you might be interested in future reading/crit opportunities for something like this, let me know in the comments.
Doesn't need to be said, I'm sure, but: YOU ALL ROCK THE SOCKS FROM MY FEET! That is all.
Howdy all! Hope all the mammas out there had a great weekend. Wouldn't be a world without y'all.
Seriously, scientifically speaking it just doesn't work that way easily. (I'm here all week!)
Anyway, today's post is short and sweet. Short for me anyhow. Yes, I realize brevity and blog posts from me go together like toothpaste and coffee. Cut me some slack! ;)
I need help. Not the clinical kind. Well maybe, but I'm specifically asking for the writerly kind. I'm working on a short-ish story and would like to recruit a couple more readers.
The dirty: It's just over 12,000 words. It's a complete re-write from a previous version that had been fiddled with 'til oblivion. Taking it in a somewhat new direction and would love some fresh eyes/perspectives.
THIS IS A NOT A YA PROJECT. Want to make that clear, as there is some language and adult situations. (Actually, having written mostly for teens in the past, that's something I'd like thoughts on as well.) It's also paranormal-ish in nature.
No, it's not vampire porn, but it is intended to be New Adult. (I hear that's what peeps in the know are calling post-teen, early adult fiction. So that's what I'm going with for now.) If you're a fan of Sookie Stackhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc. I'd particularly love to hear your thoughts.
I'm mostly looking for general feedback on voice, concept (it's an idea for a series of stories), etc. but am always willing to listen to deeper crits. Basically, I'll take as little or as much as you'd care to offer.
If you just want to say, "It was really fun." or "I strained so hard trying to get through it a clot broke loose." I'll take it.
I'm turning to you all, because no one in my normal reader group really specializes in these kinds of stories. I'm betting at least a few of the 300 someodd of you will. Note: You don't have to be an expert or anything to help, I'm just interested if you are.
THE HELP YOU PORTION OF THIS BROADCAST: I'm more than happy to return the favor for chapter, pages or an entire novel critique. Now or in the future. For a novel, you'd need to give me some time. I'm a slow reader, but I'd definitely do it for you (probably in chunks, as is my fashion).
If you're interested, hit me up on Twitter or e-mail
jezzell19 (at) gmail (dot) com (That's jezzell followed by the number nineteen, btw.)
I know your time is precious, so I can give more detail if you need it before signing off.