Which is why I'm having this post. I've had one other critique partner in my past that I found online...it didn't go over well. I don't think she understood where I was coming from with the story I was editing at the time (unfinished project). I like when other writers are honest and blunt, but there's a difference in positive criticism and being down right rude. I was also scared and uneasy the whole time that this reader was going to take my ideas I had...do any of you ever feel that way?
I'm hoping through the blogging world I can meet someone I feel I can trust with my story. It's so important to me and just handing it over is scary...so I want it to be a right match. I would love to make good friends over it too! I've noticed that all the writers I've met, you all, are so nice and respectful; encouraging and supportive. I would love to make lifetime friendships. But I do need help. I would be a liar if I said I was wonderful at editing because I'm not and know I still have a lot to learn.
So here is open discussion time! Tell me about how you went about the editing process. How did you find critique partners or a Beta Reader? How did you trust them with your baby? I need advice!
I would love to start the process of finding people even though I still have a little bit more to finish up on my story. But why not start process is finding someone now?
For the record if you didn't look at my pages on Projects, my novel is going to be a series, most likely a trilogy or four books. It's YA Fantasy Fiction. It's in 3rd person voice and the main character is a boy. I'll obviously give more information to any partners I gain :)
Thanks writers! I appreciate it.
*****This last sentence I just updated on February 22nd, 2013. I have been researching a lot, and author Natalie Whipple posted a great discussion HERE on getting a critique partner for anyone who is interested.