Got a lot of chores done. Had a long talk with curiositist about the novella, which helped me understand that despite the logic and motivation problems, the story's emotional core is in good shape and the problems are surmountable. Worked out a checklist of changes to make and began picking away at the edits. For breakfast this morning: blackberry pancakes. For dinner tonight: Chicken, Charred Tomato, and Broccoli Salad.
Life is good.