Okay, I wasn't that whiney. Close, but...
It's nice. No, it's beyond nice, to have people you respect say that they like your writing. But... I'm stuck. I'm in a bad place, and I need help. And having people *listen* to my plot blatherings, say yepyepyep that sounds fun, or nod sagely... doesn't help when every plot blather I *have* elicits this reaction. And none of them seem to work out. I have no frame of reference -- and I don't know what I'm doing, and I don't *want* to abandon these characters. This plotline. (Because I may not have a *plot*, but I have a plotline, of sorts. Which is get the jerks to admit that they love each other, even if they don't say it in so many words yet, get them *out* to the Scoobies, and let them give each other all the h/c they can stand, once they're able to admit that it's okay to need it. Maybe tackle a few things from Season 5.) But not when I can't get them out of where I've put them, and everything they think is something I've had them think before, and every scene I do ends up angsty, and I can't even make their dialogue feel natural anymore.
Hrrm. That didn't sound like a major whinge, did it. What it comes down to is, it's not right, I feel like I keep turning it into shit, yet I can't concentrate on anything else, because of the desire to *fix* it. And I need *help* and nobody quite knows how to. Or can, or something.
(And on a humorous note, the first alternate suggestion the livejournal spellchecker had for 'Scoobies' was 'scabies.')