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It's Friday and I am so relieved, because somehow it's been another week of paddling madly just to keep up.

I didn't even have time for a SHIELD post!

Tiny spoilers ahead: OMG OMG OMG OMG! And that ending! And...and...OMG! THEY GOT FITZ OUT AND THEN AIDA STOLE HIM! THEY DIDN'T GET MACK OUT AND I NEED THEM TO FIX THAT! They didn't kill Ward, but they didn't get him out, so I'm happy with that. Except they also didn't kill Trip and they didn't get him out and I'm less happy about that. How can they tie any of this up in two more episodes?

And I didn't have time for a proper Supergirl post either!

Tiny Supergirl spoilers: OMG OMG OMG! And also, wow! This was just...perfect? In so many ways? Particularly the way they didn't let Alex die and now Maggie and Alex are even closer and my heart turned to goo when they said they loved each other and kissed? I adore this relationship.

I started the edits on Huntress and I'm feeling more confident about it than I remember. Sure, it needs tidying up a fair bit and there's a soggy section in the middle that I have to fix, but structurally, it's not actually broken. It doesn't collapse the moment I poke at it even a tiny bit, and I'm quite proud of certain parts. I just need to fix the broken bits and then I can send it out to a couple of betas and see how many holes are left.

After I've done the post-beta clean-up, then I guess I have to decide what I'm doing with it. I'd still like to try for an agent, but it's an f/f fantasy romance, and one of the things I've noticed is that f/f romance of any kind is a tough sell to editors outside the small lesbian presses, which might be why so many authors go indie. So will my book get rejected by agents no matter what the writing is like, just because it's going to be hard to place?

Going indie has its appeal, for sure, but I don't know whether that's the wimp's way out. And going to the small lesbian presses also has appeal, except they're mainly US-based and they all seem to want me to edit into American-ised spelling and word usage before even sending an MS out, and UGH no.

So I'll do what I always do when I try to think about this stuff, and stick my head in the sand for now :-) The book isn't in any state to go anywhere yet, why am I thinking about this stuff already?

I booked my tickets for Helsinki this week, so it's official: I'm going to Worldcon 75 after my sister's wedding. I even looked at a map to figure out where Finland is and...look, I am bad at geography. I'd mentally put it somewhere near Denmark.

It's next to Russia.

Finland: it's further away than you think!

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Date: 2017-05-05 10:06 pm (UTC)
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
From: [personal profile] raven
Perhaps you could try going for an agent, and indie after if it doesn't work out? I wouldn't say that f/f alone is a reason why you wouldn't get an agent.

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Date: 2017-05-05 10:42 pm (UTC)
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
From: [personal profile] raven
Oh friend, much sympathy, I have been there so hard. If you ever want to chat about it, lemme know? If it helps, my book is m/nb, and while many things about it drive my agent crazy, not that. :)

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Date: 2017-05-06 05:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Agents of SHIELD is so great right now! This season has been top-notch on characterisation and plot, and I can't wait to see what they do with the last two episodes.

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