I am! I’m about 200K words deep at this point, and about halfway through my outline. I was originally hoping to be done in July or so. Now I’ll be happy if I’m done by the end of August/early September. It was a weird feeling blowing past the word count of Midsummer.
I think the hardest thing for me is writing when I’m feeling down. It’s hard for me to get into a place where I can be funny and light, which is the tone that I try to hit when I write. The odd thing is that I put on that social mask all the time when I teach. I just zip on my teaching mask, so to speak, and go teach and be bouncy and chipper. But with writing–I don’t know. That’s somehow harder. I can’t as easily do that, and I’m not sure I would want to.