I also now have a derailed 5 page synopsis and overview (with outline) of the holiday story, which, at 10-15K, should be written in draft in about 2 weeks. *cross fingers*
Then I have a few dull academic things to finish up.
Then it is back to the full length, diligently, in November (finished by New Year's Eve).
So, there's the skinny. *whew*