No, I'm not having a baby (though maybe that would have been easier!). The audiobook for "Invasion" is uploaded and awaiting approval!
I had been working on the files until ~ 4pm, then having the last part of the day to plan The Potential New Book (TPNB). When I was doing research for TPNB, that was fine. My brain is good at mechanical tasks in an afternoon. But, it's less good at the creative stuff, so once I'd finished doing the bits of research I wanted to do, when I got to 'playtime' I just stared at a blank page and came up with nothing.
Instead, I decided to push on with processing the audiobook files, with the result that yesterday, they were all uploaded to both ACX (Audible) and Findaway Voices (everyone else). It will take a few days for them to be available, and even longer for the Whispersynch to work ("War" still doesn't seem to have it enabled...), but I can at least cross them off my to-do list!
Since I had originally scheduled today and tomorrow (31st Jan and 1st Feb) for processing, ACX, and Findaway Voices stuff, they are now free! I could make a start on processing the files for "Chaos" but instead, I'm having a couple of solid days working on the plot outline for TPNB. The aim is then to process "Chaos" until mid-afternoon, then write at the end of the day. As I said, sometimes I'm not stunningly creative at the end of the day, but if I've already planned the scene(s) then writing them is usually okay. I'll try it for a couple of weeks. If I'm still staring at a blank page and not managing to write, I'll revert to cracking on with the processing and leaving myself another full day for planning. I'm still aiming to have a full plan and a few thousand words written by the time I've finished processing the audiobook files.
It does feel nice to have another one ticked off the list!