Made great progress on Brendan's Song. Also started a short story and got it very nearly done in one sitting. And thought of a sequel to it, as well. In fact, I think I see a series of little short stories based around this character. Short ones! I don't want to write a bunch of novellas again!
But it's going well enough tonight that I'm going to bed and sleeping for a few hours with good thoughts in my head, and the belief that I can get Brendan's Song done tomorrow, and go on with Crystal. It looks pretty good.