August was an event (and event-prep) heavy month with the Willamette Writers Conference and Worldcon, and I think I've figured out that my performance limit is two conventions a month, ideally only one of them involving out-of-town travel.
We'll see how that works out. I'm still new enough at this "professional author" thing that I feel like I should say yes to most things, if I can, but I am also very aware that I need to keep doing the actual work of writing the next thing.
To that end, I will be putting my nose to the figurative grindstone for the next few weeks, revising version 2.0 of the new standalone novel. My very supportive wife has given me a deadline of October 1st (my birthday), since I've been fiddling with this manuscript for well over a year now, and I would hate to disappoint her. Wish me luck!