I've just finished the fourth draft of my young adult contemporary manuscript. It's 86,000 words (or 250 pages double-spaced in 12-point font).
I've run it through a grammarly program and spellcheck, but I need human eyes now for a quick copy edit. The story deals with heavy topics so it's not for everyone.
About the manuscript:
The world only teaches girls how to be beautiful. 16-year-old Zoe wants to be brave. Struggling with depression, Zoe wants to face every fear she’s written in her zine-like journal. It’s not until she meets the most beautiful girls at her new school that she begins the journey of finding strength through fears - and justice for rape.
After meeting 17-year-old Alex, a wild girl who loves rock music as much as Zoe, and 17-year-old Jesse, a bi-racial girl with a secret, they become inseparable. Their lives change during the night of a big party.
After reporting to police, the girls find numerous blocks from police, school officials, and friends. As the only witness, Zoe becomes the target of bullying as the school rallies behind the boy, forcing Zoe to confront the demons of her past as Alex deals with hers. Feeling helpless, the girls decide to face the journal’s fifteen fears together, including love, fire, and forgiveness. To confront the fear of gaining weight, they eat nothing but junk food for days. To face the fear of trust, they do blind-folded trust falls on the roof of a Los Angeles building. To face the fear of losing control, they rebel against the place that puts Alex's rapist on a pedestal. Each time the investigation halts, the girls find a way to kick start it again, hoping for an arrest while turning to their love of music and desire to be brave along the way.
There is no such thing as a perfect victim. I’ve tried to write the lives of girls outside of rape cases, and show how rock music and fear can be part of their destruction before it's their salvation.
If you are interested in copy editing this, please contact me! Thank you.
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