Looking for a collaborator/proofreader/mentor
I did a review swap and it's clear that I have a lot of work to do, I agreed with everything said in it, it was harsh but fair. I need an outside perspective so I know exactly what I'm putting out as a writer and what the problems with it are, I've gone back and rewritten the story or at least the beginning of it on 3 separate occasions, I'm flying a bit too blind here and need an extra pair of eyes to tell me what mistakes I'm making so I don't need to go back and do a rewrite of the beginning each time I realize that some egregious mistakes have been made.
It's my first novel but I can't seem to get it off the ground, I have a backlog of characters and worldbuilding but I need to flesh those things out otherwise I would just have one big book of exposition dumps and no actual writing.
Pm me if you are interested in being a proofreader/collaborator please pm me.
my issues seem to lie mostly In the readability department so proofreaders are what I need.
Personally, I'd say your best bet is to simply continue doing your best to improve. Don't worry so much about rewriting endlessly, move forward. When people post corrections or suggestions, take them into consideration without blindly following them. Do the research, see if they're right.
Practice makes progress, and you can still improve without waiting around for an editor. It's a long hard path, but keep at it and you'll be surprised by how far you can go.
Other than that, I agree with Asviloka. Keep writing, keep learning, and keep improving. Rewriting will get you nowhere.