It's been good stuff.
The other part has been a massive reorganization and re-examination of the material and notes. I talk about spreadsheets upon spreadsheets, and that's key, but a good part of what I need to do is have a Saga Bible for the whole Maradaine project. And every year or so I need to just plain STOP and clean it up, maintain it, and get it up to date. Especially when little changes to the larger picture have created a butterfly effect. For example, I don't have accurate summaries of THE IMPOSTERS OF AVENTIL or A PARLIAMENT OF BODIES-- I have summaries of the outline as they existed before writing the actual books.
So that's how I'm keeping my head on now. Hope I can keep it there.