100 LF. It was simply beautiful. I read it twice before commenting. You have managed to capture all of the insecurities and fears of every woman who have had to start her life over. Of trying to get back on the "market" after being away from that scene with years of absence. Then to have your love think you're beautiful still is just priceless. Jamie is bewitched, but so is she. Thank you for this in-depth look into what Claire's feelings/fears are before she give herself completely to him.
aww thank you so much for this. It’s funny, until about a day and a half ago, the beauty/sexual attraction angle really was the main theme, the main thing on Claire’s mind. But in doing my 11th hour editing (as I always do) It hit me like a ton of bricks that that would only be the superficial manifestation of her fears. Beneath it would be this whole network of damage and anxiety around the very notion of sex, so I was very very grateful for that last minute inspiration. I think it really changed the tone of the chapter in a huge way, and I’m so much more proud of this final product than I was of that draft!
Thank you thank you!