blackholly, thank you so much for your email--it made me feel so much better just to know I wasn't the only one sitting up late working on this thing. I'm going to take your advice about changing the story emphasis--that is if I can get over my stomach acrobatics and just figure out how to write this story. It's there. It wants to come out. I'll get there. Thank you for the encouragement--I appreciate it more than I can say.
To everyone--thank you for all your comments to my last post. I'm glad you're here; I'm glad you're reading. If I haven't responded to you yet, I will after I'm done with my story. Cross your fingers for me. Trying to really get started on a story feels a bit like the last few seconds before you hit the top of the roller coaster and go into the plunge. It's too late to get out of the car and you know you're in for the long haul, and you don't know if the fall will be exhilarating or terrifying, or both.
Remind me later to rant about the Kinsey Scale.