I reached a huge milestone this evening.
In addition to conquering an entire mountain of laundry and reseeding my front yard again, I finished the first third of my novel. The second two thirds are written and have been through several rounds of edits - except for those four chapters in the middle I can't seem to find time to write.
I finished the first third in an official way - I updated the electronic version the latest round of hand-written edits. I read through it one more time, printed it off, and asked a few people I trust if they can read it while I work on the middle section, the part that I've been struggling to finish.
I am ready for people to read the first third. That is huge for me. And it feels like success even if they end up not liking it as much as I do.
Now I'm ready to write those four elusive chapters.