Back still out, still on the rocks on the couch. And today I finished the rough draft of the new book. Almost a thousand words longer than the last, but 150 pages shorter because there's so much less dialogue. Final count is 96,420, which leaves much room for slash and burnage.
The paranoia part? The first thing I did when I was happy with the last phrase of the last sentence was to google it and make sure it hadn't been used before. Nope, it's all mine. Well, 80% mine, 20% Rilke's.