All in all, I had a really great birthday! My friends/beta-readers from all over the place have lavished books upon me! I spent waaaay too much time reading this weekend. (I read four, total, still got three more to go) Two of them were even "work" related, in that they are also research materials for the new project.
I worked on three more chapters of Project 2 today, slowly muddling my way through it. I'm trying to catch as much as I can, but I can already tell I'm going to need a fourth draft after this, just to polish. Theo keeps teasing me about finally getting his notes on it. I think he's having waaaay too much fun, but I'm glad to see him enjoying himself.