Briefly, because I got four hours of sleep:
I finished the first draft of the still-unnamed novel about robots and runaways! There are some clever bits, but mostly it is rubbish. That is OKAY, because revision is a thing!
I’ll give it a week or so, then I’ll start in on revision. I’m giving it a shorter turnaround than usual, because I seem to lose interest if I wait longer than that. I still can’t decide if the breakneck pacing genuinely works for me or not, but I’ll just keep trying new things until I find an approach that sticks.
Oh, and if you’ve been following along with the video updates at all? I found a reason to use the DOGPILE scene. (I wasn’t gonna give it up without a fight.) It actually gave me some interesting material, but we’ll see how it plays out in revision.
And now, I need sleep and literally anything to think about EXCEPT this damn book.