Well, here we are, fifteen days into September, and I've written everyday so far. Not much every day, but it's happening. It's taken me this long (plus a few times in August) to edit a 5,000 word story, so I'm not breaking any records, but it feels good to have this one done. I'll probably try it out on a few family readers, just to see if they notice anything else, but I think it's mostly ready to go.
I've been feeling enthused to start editing my novel, so that's what I'm going to begin next. I printed it out today, so I don't have to be glued to the computer in order to give it my first read-through, and it's a beast. 186 single spaced pages (double-sided, of course. And note to self: print the even pages first next time, that way they'll be in order after the odds finish printing instead of having to turn each page over. Ai.) I plan to read through it quickly the first time and see how it feels and what it needs, and then start making notes in the margins. And then the heavy-duty work can begin.