The writer's life is always rife with setbacks and encouragements. It's just a matter of seeing them in the right way and adjusting to them as they come along. My favorite novel so far has to be the one I'm still trying to finish. Veiled Memory (whose title I might change anyway) is up to 44k words now, and I know I'm getting close to the end.
Yeah, I know it's going to be a shorter novel, but that is always dependent on the storyline as it evolves and unfolds for me. I wrote a chapter on it today, and I plan to write at least half of another one by tomorrow.
The other novel that I'm halfway with, Emerald Dragon, has been giving me fits. Hence, I'm concentrating on the other, slightly easier, urban fantasy of Veiled. Or VA, as my short-hand goes.
Unfortunately, a great deal of Emerald Dragon relies on world-building and events of before that I'm not ready to study or detail out, just yet. Soon, but for now, I'm much too busy to sit down and ponder all those intertwined webs of culture development, plot lines, and other things. At least, not on that grand scale.
Writer's woes today. I'm hoping for happier times soon. :)