So technically I’m on strict instructions from my agent to recharge.  After an intense 5 month rewrite slog, I’ve earned myself a little time off.

However…
All I will do if I just sit here and play video games is worry about what the response will be.  I’ll get myself all paranoid that I’ve made the book worse and start stressing out as the anticipated response date approaches.
It’s also NaNoWriMo which aside for being a great month to get some writing done, is a good occasion for writers to come together.
So…
I’ve started on the next book.  Well, actually, I’ve more than started.  I’m about 45,000 words into it, but despite this I’m not trying to rush it.  It’s purely a vomit draft to keep me occupied.  It would be nice if I could get this draft done before Xmas.  That may or may not happen depending on how naturally the words come to me (I’ll sweat for this draft, I’m just not going to bleed).
It’s going pretty well and I’m enjoying it so far.  I’m also pretty certain that future me is going to look back and thank me for doing this.