This morning nicely encapsulates the way the writing process has been lately:
WONDERING PART OF BRAIN: You know, I really want to work on Trials! I wonder what this character should say when presented with horrible news about that character--I really want it to be a big emotional moment!
EVIL PART OF BRAIN: They should say exactly what you said when you heard your brother had died! It was heartfelt, moving, and actually appropriate to this fictional situation.
Mmm...kay. Maybe I should work on the other book instead....