Spent the morning working on a long stretch of narrative, only to have a longer one with the same storyline come stare me down in an older file. Not sure which is the stronger, or which to pursue. Serendipitously, while searching for background material, I came across the draft of a story I'd altogether forgotten about. And it wasn't bad. Guess I'll have my hands full here for a while.
So not all of the day was squandered. Which is nice after not having gotten much of a night's sleep. Cracked tooth, or whatever, shocked me awake around 2:30, and I never found my way back. Downed a couple of Aleve around 3:30, but the damage had already been done. Couldn't close my eyes.