Hello there, fellow forum frequenters! I have a 165,000 word novel that I want to pare down to at least 120,000, but I'm having a hard time killing my darlings. The first draft was 215,000 words, so I made SOME progress, but I need that objective eye. My novel, STALKER/S, is a chimera of psychological thriller, post-apocalyptic, coming-of-age, and a smattering of LGBTQ. I can send a synopsis if you need to read more.
For my part, I have the time and am willing to read/critique anything you throw my way. I'm open-minded with no preferences (sounds like a Craiglist personal, doesn't it?). Maybe we could do a chapter by chapter exchange, or a certain amount of pages at a time?
Let me know if you're interested! Thanks :)