Thus I have set myself the modest goal for December to put another 50K words down for this same novel, which I think MAY finish the first draft. However, I also intend to make room to finish my first adult coloring book of fairies. And because December is a time I usually take to myself, I hope to color, do some jigsaw puzzles, sew, investigate origami, and read.
I found I really missed having my Sundays off of the computer just to read and color, and I believe that I can actually manage 50K words on the new novel, as well as a coloring page a day for the coloring book, without sacrificing Sundays.
More than anything else, I'm relieved to discover that I can still crank out 3K to 8K words a day if I apply myself. I think it may have been a matter of finding the correct time niche to do so. Basically, I write from the time I put the husband to bed, until I'm about to fall out of my chair - LOL. I may sleep a little later in the day, or slip in a little afternoon nap, if I write until 4 am or so. No one seems put out by that.
It was a good experience and I think I've learned a few things. Which is always good!