Right now, I'm working on different ways to cope. I got upset after the whole "build her a house" thing last weekend, so I went for a walk and recited "Give me the strength to change the things I can, and to accept the things I can't." Which I'm pretty sure isn't exactly how that goes, but it calmed me down.
I remember getting an assignment in college to write an essay. And I felt that the assignment didn't make sense. So, Instead of doing the actual assignment, I wrote how I thought it didn't make sense and why. My professor wrote, "In the words of Shakespeare, 'Me think she doth protest too much.'" That always stuck with me. I have never been a go-with-the-flow kind of person. I speak up when I think something is wrong. I point out when things are done incorrectly. And I question everything.
It can make me difficult to be around sometimes, I know this. But, I also know it makes me fiercely protective of my friends. And I hope they can see that in me.
Anyway, that all kind of came out of nowhere. Thanks for the comments on the book. I've got some work to do, and I think that I'm changing some major plot points. I was debating leaning in that direction, and now I am definitely going to make the change. I'll try to get a second chapter up soon.