I'm more relieved than happy. This is the last book I'll ever work with qnotkuon. I think that's one of the reasons it was so hard to finish. Finishing it means letting her go--writing solo forever, when all I want to do is sit down and swap stories with a friend.
But stories don't get told unless you tell them. I hope the beta-readers will like our take on Orpheus and Eurydice. Even more important, I hope they'll tell me when I've screwed up the pacing, the dialogue and the bits that hurt. I'm still a newb when it comes to the craft of writing.
Or should that be the Craft? Stories are magic The word gives meaning to the event, as qnotku always said. I can only hope a little of her magic rubbed off on me.
Be good--or be bad if it's more fun. Just try not to exceed the bail fund. And be sure to tell me all the juicy details. ;-)