After several days of hard work I finally finished the rough draft of a new story. I don't know if I'll polish it in time to submit it to the market I have in mind, but there's another market I think it could fit well. It came in at 6700 words and I'm hoping to edit out about 2000-3000 of them. Although I'm eager to work on it, I'll make myself go outside and water my poor, parched garden before everything withers to a pile of dry leaves and let it stew. I might even leave it alone for the next few days if I discipline myself. There are definitely other things to work on--Signet, Mayhem, Sin--not to mention I've got some pleasure reading to do (market research, I'm calling it market research so hush) and I've got a novel to finish and critique.
But the new story is so shiny and attractive!
Back away from the sparkly, Kami. See the Do Not Touch sign? Besides, it'll be even more shiny and attractive tomorrow. Trust me.