Clearly this means it's time for second opinions, which means posting it up on my favorite site, FictionPress.com. Years ago, I was there all the time, writing and reading, but I fell away from it as most of my stories seemed to be stalling out and never getting finished. A lot of the people have changed now, but the site itself remains essentially the same, and I'm exciting to get back to it now that I'm writing seriously/happily again. And of course I can't wait to dig through and find some new stories to follow.
The story I'm posting is Sweet, a novella (novel?) about an incubus and a fey with a self-destructive relationship. It's set in the fictional city of New Berlin, which is where most of my new work is set. New Berlin is every bit as toxic as Connor and David's on-again, off-again romance. A glittering metropolis with a rotten core.
You can read it here: https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3232792/1/Sweet
I'm expecting to post two chapters a week, as fast as I can rewrite them yet again. :)
I can't even begin to say how glad I am to be able to bury myself in this story right now. My mother has come through her surgery pretty well, but there is so much work that lies ahead of her now, and ahead of me. Sometimes art really does save.