View Full Version : Seeking YA Writing Buddy, Beta, Friend

jennifer williams
01-24-2011, 09:07 AM
Hi all!

Not to sound too much like a personal ad, but I'm looking for someone to develop a relationship with. Writing relationship that is! I have a few critique partners here and there that I love, but life's been pretty hectic for them and we haven't been able to talk as much. I was also hoping to find someone who writes in the same genre I do which is YA contemporary romance. Or at least that's my latest WIP. I do have a YA historical romance and MG fairy tale finished but I mainly want to concentrate on the YA contemp for now.

Although I would love to have a beta(s), I also want someone to throw ideas back and forth or work plots out with. Or even squeal or moan about the ups and downs of publishing. I'll be glad to return the favor, of course. I won't be able to help much with line edits (some comments here and there), but I've been told I'm pretty good with plotting and character development. That's my problem actually, I love to plot and outline yet tend to drag my feet when it comes to the actual writing lol

You could visit my blog in the signature below. I recently posted a quick blurb about my WIP as well as my other novels. If you're interested, send me a message and we'll go from there! Thanks!

01-24-2011, 10:57 AM
Hey Jennifer,

I write YA fiction as well and would LOVE to try out a partnership with you! Look for a PM from me with more details but I'm game to see how this'll work!

01-25-2011, 05:27 AM
Can I join in too??? My WIP is a YA fantasy / historical. :)

jennifer williams
01-25-2011, 08:24 PM
Sure! The more the merrier! Why don't you PM me your info and we could talk from there!

01-25-2011, 10:52 PM

I'm putting the final touches on a YA paranormal/historical (still trying to figure out the genre) and starting out on a new contemp. Would love to have someone to discuss it with - I will PM you!

Empress Awesome
01-25-2011, 11:10 PM
Oh boy, I really wanna get in on this, but I don't know if I'll have time to read... :(

jennifer williams
01-26-2011, 08:05 PM
Fika, I can't wait!

Empress, even if you can't read and beta you can always join in on the moaning and squealing (although I hope it'd be mostly squealing for all of us) Not to sound like a cheesy 90's family sitcom, but there's always room for a friend! :)

jennifer williams
01-28-2011, 10:00 AM
Wow didn't know this would be so effective :) I'm officially closing this now. Thanks everyone for responding, I had some awesome people PM me and can't wait to get started.