I should feel so proud of myself! This weekend, I actually wrote about 4000 words. Unfortunately--aha! there's always a catch, isn't there?--they don't contribute to my novel, which seems to be in a temporary stasis.
Ah well, at least I am writing. The 4000 words (plus, plus), are actually two short stories: one completed, and one almost to be completed. The completed story is for Raja Ahmad, but because I only had two days to hammer it out, I'm not entirely sure of its quality. I'll probably find out--cringing--in about a week or so when I decide to take another look at it. In the meantime, I'd better finish that other story I've been working on.