I'm editing again. Apparently that means my left brain [You MUST have seen pictures of the way the human brain is split into two halves] is now dominant. That part's the critical, objective half. What that means in practice is it's pretty much a waste of time trying to write anything new of my own at the same time, cos old Analysis-Brain will feel it's its duty to try to micromanage the flow, thus stunting new words at birth.
I'm sure a lot of you have found the same thing but maybe having a 'scientific' reason for it will make you feel better about it.
Ah well, me neither. But it has made me a touch more accepting. My brain won't, for a change, do two things at once? [Hey, I am female, remember? We do at least three things as a matter of course!] All right then, I guess I can stand a bit of taking turns; edit today, write tomorrow. Or in this case since I'm talking a whole novel rather than critique segments it will probably be more like a month.
But just think how eager I'll be to get back to writing by then.
Note to self: keep telling myself that.