Evening all! The day job is administration, but for the last two or three years I've been ruminating over a story idea and now I'm on the stylistic edit of novel number 1. It's a 75,000 word portal fantasy about a shy 14-year-old girl who moves schools halfway through year 9 (a horrific experience that I can personally vouch for). She just wants to make it through her next 2.5 years without too much humiliation (and preferably without getting grounded for most of it by over-protective parents), but instead stumbles upon the entrance to a magical realm in the woods next to the new school.
A certain amount of chaos ensues.
I am looking for somebody writing a similar genre who would like to swap for critiquing. In terms of my qualifications for such things, I can't claim to much, but I have an undergraduate degree in English Lit and Classical Studies, an MA in Ancient History and have taken three online writing courses. If nothing else, I'm a hawk for typos.
If you've managed to read this far, I thank you!