Well, taking a break from the novel tonight to reach first draft on a new short story, "The Working Girls," at 2,477 words. There's some suck in it still to remove, but it's nice and weird and a little homage to some people I once knew. No worries, they'll never figure it out. I promise you that.
Dang, it felt good to write something not set in a magical city of undead people for once in a long time. I will get back to the novel now that I've gotten this out of my system.