Well, I worked on my “Valerie” story and got it finished. It chewed up the whole morning and meant I only mentally surfaced in the early afternoon, which is not the best time for anyone in this house. But we survived.
I’m pleased with my story. I wish I knew more readers who enjoys that kind of story, for reviewing purposes (not, you’ll note because I think I’d like them). The problem is, they’re guilty pleasures. No-one ever says to me, “You know what? I really enjoy short romantic fiction, the kind you get in low-brow women’s magazines?”