Cutting self slack

If you look on my home page, I've just deleted the dates on the third and fourth novels of the Trang series. I'm still planning on writing them (in fact, I had some great ideas for Trials today during my walk), but having deadlines was freaking me out. Grief is proving to be a hard emotion for me to work with; attaining the level of focus I need to do novel-length writing is tough. Yes, I can crank out blog posts, but kicking out 800 words for a stand-alone piece is an order of magnitude easier than kicking out 800 words as part of a 100,000-word novel.