Hello! I have just finished publishing the entire a beta version (draft five) of my story So Where Does That Put Us. I’m looking for readers who want to read a story about depression and other mental health issues and being gay in an unaccepting environment. It has mature themes as well and some triggering moments involving self-harm and sexual intercourse.
I would like people to point out as many issues as you find, grammatical and otherwise.
So Where Does That Put Us
Genre: Teen fiction, Romance
Warning: Mature and LGBTQ+
Justin Ivanov has never led much of a normal life, but when his sister passes away, his entire world falls apart. Trapped in an abusive relationship and in a school where everyone is scared of him, Justin continues to deteriorate, pinning all his hope on his confused best friend, Ben Fulton. He struggles to keep his family together without them finding out the hidden secret of his sexuality. But the more he fails, the closer he gets to losing himself forever.
Ben Fulton doesn’t understand what depression is. He doesn’t understand why people have it or how to fix it. But when the sudden death of his best friend’s sister leaves him feeling empty, he comes too close to comfort with just what depression can make someone do. Trying to sort out his own emotions, sexuality, and future out, Ben also has to balance trying to save Justin. But the more he tries, the more his feelings grow for his best friend, and the closer Justin gets to destroying himself.
Payment: I’ll read up to five chapters of your story, with either editing advice or just positive comments about the story (whichever you prefer). I can give extensive constructive feedback if you wish. I’ll also follow you.
Let me know if you’re interested! If you want me to read more than five chapters I am flexible as well. And if I’m into a story, I always go to the end anyways.