Oof. I’m losing confidence in my idea for stupid reasons. I keep stressing about where I plan to send it when it’s finished. My original intention was to write something for Torquere’s Everyday Spectres line, since the 50k I need for NaNo would edit down nicely to the 45k limit on the line. But somewhere along the line, the magical creatures got something of a backseat to the, well, let’s call them magical humans. And as I do planning math, the story is ballooning out to larger word counts. It’s not because the story needs more space — I actually have no idea at the moment how I will fill all that I have now — but because I want tidy numbers, which ones like 76.9 and 67 are not.
So instead of concentrating on my story, which is the one thing I need to do right now, I’m panicking about word counts and submission guidelines and content requirement. Ugh.
On the plus side, I think I have my conflicts all worked out.