It's really pleasant to be working on this book again. I hadn't actually realized I'd gotten as far as I had last time. I know what happens now for the next several chapters, so if all goes well, I'm hoping I can just keep going and get the words down. I have a fond fantasy of actually writing this full-time for the next few months and finishing a first draft by May. I know that sounds mad, but it's only about 50,000 words, and I write about a 1000 words/hr, so actual writing time is really only a week of working full-time. Of course, there's way more time that goes into this kind of thing -- I probably need a minimum of half an hour thinking for every hour I spend actually writing. And probably three hours of goofing off for every hour of writing too. But that *still* would let me finish by May, if I didn't get stuck and didn't get caught up in anything else.
Whenever I actually calculate this stuff, I feel guilty that I'm not writing novels all the damn time.