Well, I've done it: I'm back in the groove on the novel. I ran up to the first truly climactic point in my project and I'm riding the wave of excitement right along with all of my characters. They were thrown for a loop--and they don't even know about all the excitement that's on the way.
Let's just hope that this writing pace keeps up over the next eleven days. Then I'll have a full first draft like last year. You know, so I can be tortured with the revision process (it's still worth it!).