What can I say? Despair! Despair! Despair!

And my heroine is a cry-baby. *sigh* Okay, she’s got every right and reason in the world to cry her eyes out, but still, I cut the whole bawling short. Drowning in tears, as Alice found out, isn’t too much fun.

Have I already mentioned how much I hate reading my own stuff when it’s all still raw and not yet approved by either agent or editor?