It seems like I've been riding on a high-speed train that has suddenly screeched to a halt, and I'm looking around and wondering, "Hang on, are we there already? I thought it would take longer."
Word count at this exact moment in time: 22 385.
Julie Coulter Bellon wrote a post on her blog yesterday about the "Tell and Sell," which is about describing your novel in three ways: in one word, in one sentence, and in thirty seconds. I've been thinking about this all night, and she's right, it's really harder than it looks! My one-word description might be "recovery." I tried "hurt/comfort" but I know that's really two words, even if they are written together. And I've gotten stuck on the one sentence part, too. I need a description of the story for when I start posting it on C19, but it's turning out to be quite difficult to give a teaser without revealing the entire plot.
I've been wondering about posting the fic on Wattpad. My initial enthusiasm for that site has waned considerably ever since I found out that their target demographic is teenage girls. But there are a few Richard Armitage fans there, and a few people who appreciate good writing, so I'll probably post it there. I won't be expecting many hits or comments, though. (Or on C19, either, come to think of it.)
I also think it will take a day or two for the fanfic dust to settle in my brain and clear the way for me to get back to the story I originally planned to write and submit to Mindflights. I'm still not sure about the ending for this one. I can't see a happy ending, or even one that's very positive, and although I haven't yet read every story at Mindflights, the ones I have read have all ended on a mostly upbeat note. So maybe I won't fit in there, either. But I guess I should write the story first before "horrible-izing," as my mother calls it.
The editing cells of my brain are raring to go again, so I'm back to work!