Day 8 started off less than great. I was up with a painful sinus headache that plagued me all day. I took the day off work to nurse my skull.
Even with the pain in my head, having the day to myself around the house gave me the time to write quite a bit. By the time I packed it in tonight to spend time with the family I'd gotten my word total up to just shy of 13,000. I'm just about caught up and things are going pretty well.
I've got a little bit of the magic back that I was missing. I'm feeling inspired and things are happening in the story that I didn't entirely predict. It's a rush to see things come together in a way that surprises me, even though it's coming out of my own head.