It feels good to be back at work. I edited eight chapters of The Warden today and a chapter of Privileged Lives, this year’s NaNo novel. I absolutely wasn’t planning to touch Privileged Lives until next year, but I still had an “empty pocket” after grinding through those eight chapters. What’s an empty pocket? The little bit of room that’s left for dessert even when you’re absolutely stuffed and can’t eat another bite.
I couldn’t face another chapter of The Warden tonight, but I had just enough mental energy to tackle something small. And Privileged Lives really didn’t want to be put away for the next few months. So, who knows, maybe I can keep working at the second draft of the newest novel while I’m getting other projects finished.