The first few days were surprisingly rough. I played a lot of video games because, frankly, I couldn't think of anything else to do. Raoul seemed to be pulsing in its Word file, calling, "Come on and edit me. You know you want to." And it was right, I did.
And I still do, but now I can wait. :) This week I've become less slug-like. I spent 2 hours yesterday deep-cleaning the big fish tank, which I've meant to do forever but haven't had time. Well, I have the time, so I took it, and enjoyed it.
My fifteen minutes of reading a day is continuing, and I'm gradually returning to my old "just pick up a book and read it, don't worry if it's in your genre or relevant or going to be any good" style. Welcome back, old friend. I have so missed you.
The 101 tasks are ongoing but I'm not blogging them because I haven't felt like it, and I'm on vacation. :) But I AM progressing, and maybe this weekend I'll report.
I have not spent any serious time on writing-related stuff since the end of July. All my industry-related blogs are on hold, I've done nothing on Raoul or on coming up with the next book (well, not much... I occasionally ponder something as I fall asleep, but I love doing that so I think it's okay!), and I am beginning to feel less tired and less overwhelmed.
So far, the month is a success!